Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Today, February 12, is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Abraham Lincoln is making a speech at the end of the civil war where is describing the Rebels as human beings like anyone else.  An elderly woman, a staunch unionist   abrades him for thinking kindly of his enemies when he should be thinking of destroying them.  Lincoln answered her, “Madam, do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

This Lincoln Bi-Centennial project, “Lincoln’s Logs,” sponsored by the Olive Hill Historical Society is something that transpired over the course of 2009.  It was accomplished through donations and volunteer labor.  Chris and I spent a good part of the year helping with its construction.  That is Chris carrying the big log all by himself.

It was built as both a dedication to our sixteenth president and as a learning experience.  Participation involved from age seven and up. The cabin stands permanently at Carter Caves State Park.  The dedication ceremony was held on November 28th, 2009.

These are just a very few of the pictures taken during the course of the project.  Please enjoy.  I’m thankful that Chris and I were a part of the project, mainly because of the learning experience it provided for young people, and for us as well.

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

  1. I love the photos and the story of your experience, and I especially love that quotation from Lincoln. Perhaps we need to put that on billboards around the country, and see if we could nudge some people to take his advice!

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