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Some Portion of the Burden

"When the Lincolns left Springfield for Washington in February 1860, they left the family dog “Fido” with a neighboring Springfield family. Fido outlived President Lincoln but came to a similarly tragic end – being stabbed to death by a drunk. In the White House, Jip took Fido’s place. Nurse Rebecca Pomroy reported that “his little dog, Jip, helped relieve Lincoln of ‘some portion of the burden, for the little fellow was never absent from the Presidential lunch. He was always in Mr. Lincoln’s lap to claim his portion first, and was caressed and petted by him through the whole meal.”

Permalink - Ed West - Monday, July 17, 2017


Abraham Lincoln and Don Quixote

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, February 07, 2017


A Thousand Stars - Sing Send

Lincoln had within his brain the grandest truths, and he held them as unconsciously, as easily, as naturally, as a waveless pool holds within its stainless breast a thousand stars.

By Robert Ingersoll (Abraham Lincoln)

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, June 14, 2016


A Painting of Principle | Sing Send

Permalink - Ed West - Thursday, December 03, 2015


Unstoppable Assertion | Sing Send

Permalink - Ed West - Monday, June 08, 2015


Sucked Egg | Sing Send

Permalink - Ed West - Sunday, February 22, 2015


Growth and Expansion | Sing Send


Text | His was a life of growth and expansion from the cradle to the grave, recalled Attorney General James Speed.

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Story Telling | Sing Drop

Permalink - Ed West - Friday, November 14, 2014


Seven Eights - Sing Drop

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, November 04, 2014


Slave Nation or Not - Sing Drop

Permalink - Ed West - Sunday, November 02, 2014


Lincolns Rhetoric is Lincoln Himself - Sing Send

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Be Right and Seem Right - Sing Send

Permalink - Ed West - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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