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Abraham Lincoln Bobblehead - Wacky Wobbler

Fun Presidential Facts – Abraham Lincoln

Here are some fun facts and personal opinions about President Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln Memorial at night - Washington DC

Abraham Lincoln – Death Dream

“Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.” Ezekiel 12:27 KJV
He turned toward one of the soldier and asked, “Who is dead in the White House?” Through those rough seas there appeared four very scary creatures. I yelled at my companion to lock the door quickly. I shouted at the top of my lungs. I turned to see who won the race….

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Lincoln Cottage - Statue - Lincoln Looking at Cottage - Washington DC

Abraham Lincoln – The Old Soldiers Home

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
I’m not sure if it was the first stamp my new collection, but it was the one my Dad talked about the most. As I stood outside that cottage, I looked across the field and I wondered what all those soldiers thought when they heard that the man who cared so much for them had been assassinated the day before. We often get in our biggest trouble when we start looking at our reflection instead of where our shadow falls.

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Looking at Fort Sumter (in background) sitting on beach near driftwood

List: What similiar trait do I have with Presidents Polk through Hayes

James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. These are Presidents eleven through nineteen. Here is a list of how I think I am like them.

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Burchers of Calais statue - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln – Depression

“Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.” Job 7:14-15 KJV
It seems he was out in the middle of nowhere. The problems and the defeats of this world were just too great for him. Everywhere he looked there was darkness.

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Ford's Theatre - Washington DC

Abraham Lincoln – His Death

“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” Genesis 8:9 KJV
A father stood looking out the window. His reflection exposed the loss he was feeling. He is perhaps the most famous actor in all history. God knows us so much better than we sometimes know ourselves.

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Lincoln on a bench statue - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln – Dealing with contradictory people

“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV

In a society where parents’ pride is hugely based on their children’s intellectual abilities, social skills often fall by the wayside. From a social perspective, kids will learn by experience.

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Grant statue facing the Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

Lincoln and Grant – Their Relationship

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” Proverbs 12:15 KJV

As I sit here at the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC, I’m amazed with all our country has been through. Sometimes listening and following directions is hard.

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Tecumseh (Indian) - Clipart

William Henry Harrison – The Curse of Tecumseh

“And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.” 2 Samuel 6:3 KJV

It’s probably not politically correct to even talk about Indians this way today, but it kept us busy for hours. Tecumseh was a Shawnee Indian warrior. Tenskwatawa, the Prophet, was his younger brother. How it really happens or if it really happened at all is often suspect.

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Robert Todd Lincoln's Grave - Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Robert Todd Lincoln – Near 3 Presidential Assassinations

And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Matthew 17:3 KJV

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? Where would you go? Would you witness some historical event? Would you go see some famous person? Would you go back and try to fix a mistake? With so many choices, what would you do?

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