“A Marriage for History” Mary and Abraham

Nov 4, 1842:
Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd

I often write of people I would like to have a chat with……over tea, dinner, or just a stroll along a quiet path. Lincoln is one of them; but Mary, in her own right, was quite a piece of work. I don’t mean that in a negative way; Mary has been the object of criticism in the pages of history. Tormented by demons, both emotional and physical, Mary had her own battle, not a battle to divide a country; but perhaps a battle to divide a marriage and her own soul.
Who can judge a mother’s grief……
Does anyone know the depth of a sword plunged into a mother’s heart until they have felt it…….
Mary was criticized for her spending; but not many know all the countless hours she spent comforting the wounded ….. she did not do this for publicity, she did it because that was who she was.
Not many of us, maybe none of us, know who she really was……maybe Abrahamlincoln's shadow
I hope they finally got to spend that quiet time after all Battles were over…….together.


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