“In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man.”
– by Abraham Lincoln, From the February 8, 1842 Eulogy of Benjamin Ferguson
“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares.”
– by Araham Lincoln, From the December 23, 1862 Letter to Fanny McCullough
“I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.”
– by Abraham Lincoln, From the July 22, 1860 Letter to George Latham
This picture, taken by my father in 1952, has always fascinated me. It’s almost a Norman Rockwell view. Whenever I visit Washington, DC, I visit the Lincoln Memorial. It brings back to me, not the messages that Lincoln would have me learn (sorry Mr. Lincoln), but the messages that my mother and father would have me learn from even an early age.
So why post this picture? Just because, today, I was reminded of how much I have learned from them about being a person.