Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mary Todd

Mary Todd was born this day in 1818, and was a good student interested in drama, music, and dance. She was reportedly a delightful conversationalist, dating prominent men like Stephen Douglas and his political rival Abraham Lincoln. Abe Lincoln gave her a ring engraved with "Love is eternal" when they married. She was compassionate, frequently visiting soldiers wounded in the war.

The couple were holding hands when Lincoln was shot at the Theater. Mary Todd Lincoln never recovered. I think we should remember the good points of the widow our revered assassinated president loved eternally.

Rest in Peace, Mary Todd, and Happy Birthday.

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