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”
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!
What an interesting project. Lincoln Logs have grown up!
Great photos. You did have a wonderful experience. And your work will last a very long time. Hugs, Barbara