300 Things: Abraham Lincoln

I’ve posted this image before — but this is from yesterdays post in my 300 things tumblr which I co-host with one of my best friends.

41. Abraham Lincoln

e: I’m not as big a fan of presidential history as some people (see below) but I’ve got a special place in my heart for AL. Upstanding citizen. Savvy politician. Of course, emancipation. And it’s well-documented that he liked cats. Although his death was tragic, it gives me hope that a person like him could achieve what he did and change the world for so many people.

a: Falling in love with history was the first step – and finding Abraham Lincoln was the next. Of course I had always had a deep admiration for our 16th President – but that admiration blossomed into complete fascination in 2008 as we approached the bicentennial of his birth. More than the individual himself, I’m fascinated with who has become to our society and what his legacy and history means to us now.

The President’s Race

Last week I went to my first baseball game of the season  – Nationals v. Marlins. Had some great seats in the lower section behind first plate -which meant that I had a decent view of “the main event” — the Presidents Race.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the Presidents Race (and the plight of our 26th President) I recommend checking this site out: http://blog.letteddywin.com/

I caught that pic of a man wearing that awesome “Winning races since 1860” shirt and thought it was worth a share. Lincoln & Washington are tied with 3 wins each this season with Jefferson coming out strong with 5. And while I still hold Abe dear to my heart, I cannot help but echo the calls to let Teddy win.