About yesterdays post. It is a fact that Nancy Hanks came thru Belmont, NC. Facts are she proved to be an expert seamstress and was certainly able to earn a living. In KY there were stories of her earning a living sewing Wedding and Funeral garments and the trimmings and trappings of each.
(A painting of Nancy hanks)
We visited one of the early places (KY )where Nancy lived and worked. I was so surprised at the fact you could touch and handle all the artifacts. That year we had a great time having our Buddies, Sonny and Collette (Sherry’s sister) with us. We reached at least 5 homes and historical places of Abe’s life. Nice. Did you know he used an axe from the time he was 8 yrs old? No wonder he was known as a rail splitter.
The hint that Abe was illegitimate is pretty far fetched, since His sister was born to the Lincolns after their marriage and he was born two years later, as I stated yesterday. I think it is just one of those wild conspiracy theories that local folk really like to believe. Carl Sandburg even fanned the flames in his biography of Lincoln. Ignoring written history from the Sinking Spring Farm.
I liked Abe’s quote about his mama, “All I have been and all I am, I owe to my wonderful mother.”
WE all enjoyed the search into history. If you search history either physically or in books, you gain an appreciation of what it took to establish this great country.
I appreciated Abraham Lincoln because he earned his right to lead with hard work and determination and good morals.
ALSO….I definitely appreciate the founding fathers of our country who were mostly very wealthy landowners and planters. Everyone of them could have sought favor with England and lived out their lives in peace and wealthy splendor.
They chose to form a NEW ‘type’ of nation.
(Thomas Jefferson, his home is interesting also)
Remember the preamble to the constitution, we used to have to memorize it:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.(Set in perfect cursive handwriting of that day)
They went on to set forth in the Constitution, how the government would be set up, ages and tenures of representatives, etc.
Once that was done they came back and added amendments, that is what we here the most of today:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Thanks for stopping by,
PS: (the Fireman, living a sermon is better than preaching one, a lady remembers)
Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
Imma thinking originally a 1950’s Chevy truck