A Friend’s Tribute to Lincoln

President Lincoln & my friend Kim

President Lincoln & my friend Kim

She told me: “I’ve got a surprise for you. It will be emailed to you.” Kim is a friend. She knows about my passion for all things Lincoln. With eager anticipation I waited by my computer for the email. Then it came! I noticed it had three attachments (pictures). I was feeling a little like Monty Hall at that point. “Should I choose picture number 1, 2, or 3?”
Ok, I chose picture 1 to open first. Boom! It was a picture of Kim with Hugh Hefner! I didn’t see that one coming (smile). Well, after that one I thought I’d shake things up a bit and open up picture number 3. It was a picture of Kim with none other than President Obama. Nice picture actually. I suggested to her that she print it out as an 8 x 10 and have it framed. But those could not have been the pictures that she was surprising me with-so it was time to take the plunge and open up picture 2. Wow! There it was- the surprise. It was Kim with President Abraham Lincoln. Okay, that made my day of course. I said to Kim: “Where were you?” She said she had been in Las Vegas at the Madame Toussaint Museum. I have never been there. Who knew? I mean, who knew that Lincoln was there? Cool! So I asked Kim: “Kim, what do you think of Mr. Lincoln? Could you email me a couple of your thoughts regarding him?” She said: “Sure.”
Soon after that request, she emailed me the following words about Lincoln:  

“Lincoln was a great leader that paved the way for African Americans rights to freedom and equality. His courage and compassion for human life has allowed me as an African American woman to fulfill my dreams and aspirations in a world filled with hatred and injustice. It was a great honor to take this photo and sit by a man who helped my ancestors (and generations to come) obtain independence, education and most of all freedom for all mankind.”

Kim, I want to thank you for thinking of me while on a vacation in Las Vegas, first of all. But more importantly, I want to thank you for being willing to share your thoughts with me and all the readers of this blog. You rock, girl!

Your friend,

Bill

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