Abraham & Mary Lincoln: “The Long & Short of It.”

Abraham & Mary Lincoln: "The long & short of it."

Abraham & Mary Lincoln: "The long & short of it."

On one occasion when a crowd of well-wishers came to the back of the White House to express their support, the President asked his wife to appear with him on the second-story balcony. The petite and plump First Lady made quite a contrast to the lean and lanky President. Lincoln’s words were, “Here am I and there’s Mrs. Lincoln and that’s the long and short of it.”
 
From: The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln by James C. Humes
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