Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Abraham Lincoln Blog Takes A Vacation

Abe looks a bit frazzled and in need of a vacation in the above photo. I can relate and I'm heading on vacation beginning Sunday 6/15.

My destination is the hotbed of the former Confederacy, South Carolina. I'm going to visit an old high school friend of mine. She lives just outside of Charleston, which I've not visited, and my itinerary is to include a visit to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. We're also going to visit Charleston itself as well as Savannah, Georgia. I will definitely need to keep my pro-Lincoln views to myself while in Rebel territory. I'll post some photos and impressions of my trip.

Upon my return, I'm going to post a review of an outstanding lecture I attended today presented by the author of "The Madness Of Mary Lincoln." The author describes Mary's outbursts, symptoms, institutionalization, and suggests that she suffered from bipolar disorder. The lecture was presented at the National First Ladies' Library, right here in my home town of Canton, Ohio. I of course could not miss it!

The blog will take a one week hiatus, but I'll be posting again next weekend.

4 comments:

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John Ruberry said...

Have a great vacation. And no, I'm not a "bot."

historylover said...

I hope you have a great trip, I can't wait to see the pix. I've read the book "The Madness Of Mary Lincoln." It was really good, I also can't wait to hear about the lecture.

Dees Stribling said...

Have a fine time in the South. We'll be visiting some Lincoln sites in Kentucky later this month, which I will probably write about at http://dees2.blogspot.com/ in July.

 
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