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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Looking for Lincoln

And finding him in all sorts of places:

  • A quilt made by Mary Todd Lincoln is owned by retired school teacher Roberta Kaczmarek, from Salem, Missouri. She is also a fifth generation cousin to Abraham Lincoln by marriage on the Todd side. Her ancestors traveled from Springfield, Missouri, to Springfield, Illinois for Lincoln's funeral, whereupon the Lincolns bestowed the quilt upon them. (Rolla Daily News: Lincoln's quilt used as educational tool.)

Still looking.

Posted by Marie at September 6, 2005 9:34 PM

Comments

What an unusual collection of people to sculpt. I guess you had the Wikipedia link for Euler but not the others because most folks wouldn't know who he was? In point of fact, I needed a link for Rajiv Ghandi who I know much, much less about then Euler.

Like your new colors.
K-

Posted by: Kem White at September 7, 2005 10:16 AM

Oh -- I have a good one for you. Later today. Or tonight, maybe.

Posted by: Dan at September 7, 2005 11:18 AM

Kem, you're right. I had no idea who Leonhard Euler is or was. But, knowing what I know now, I'm not at all surprised to hear that you do.

Well, as for Rajiv Ghandi, I just now looked him up to make sure I wasn't confusing him with one of the other Ghandis. And, I just want to say one thing: Nehru jacket!!!!!11

Thanks on the colors.

Dan, standing by....

Posted by: Marie at September 7, 2005 11:29 AM