Mary’s Abe Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882
He called her, “Mother”. Abraham Lincoln was devoted to Mary and on many an occasion you could see that the two were perhaps more alike than not. The President was eloquent and the storyteller of all eternity but he seemed a bit removed at times. Some regard it as callus but others see it as a way of dealing with difficult subject matters such as the War Between the States.
Mary was perceived as a busy body that cared more about being elite than being a proper president’s wife. Mary Todd Lincoln spent hordes of money on clothes, spoke her mind, ran her affairs and that of those she knew, and shared too many White House top secrets with anyone who would listen.
Mr. President depended on Mary for her excellent conversation style when she used it properly. He was grateful for her ability to entertain. He had admiration for her love of his office and her pride in the White House
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln
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