They don’t make ’em like they used to!

 

The eloquence of Abraham Lincoln

 
The following is a letter written by Abraham Lincoln. It was dated Nov. 21, 1864 and was sent from the White House in Washington, D.C. It is now displayed on the wall of Brasenose College at Oxford University in England. After reading it (in its original written form) I realized what a difference just the right words can make in somebody’s life- good OR bad. – The Castle Lady
 
     To Mrs. Bixby,   Boston, Mass.
               Dear Madam,
                                           I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have had so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
          Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
                                                                    A. Lincoln
 
 Whatever else has ever been said about President Lincoln over the years, when you read this letter you can see that he was a man of honor, that he understood the meaning of loss of a loved one, and that he appreciated the sacrifices that his countrymen made so that many people- not just in our own country, but the entire world- could be free. Also please note that he did not have any problems with stating his religious beliefs. Being able to express our religious beliefs are a part of our freedoms. Perhaps the most important part of all.
 
       The Castle Lady, with a hug and a kiss !  Up, up and away!   
 

Bless the Lord you His angels who excel in strength, who do His word. Heeding the voice of His word. Bless the Lord all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure. Ps 103:20

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5 Responses to They don’t make ’em like they used to!

  1. thunder says:

    hello Evelyn it is always a great pleasure of coming at home your space is always also superb I missed much lately I to work my new compositions of which the derniere "je suis robot" is passing on my space it A was to compose in 2 days with friends musician of long date it is a record for me because to do that in 2 days it was madness pure but one has reussit the result is rather positive my friendships with you.

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  2. Evelyn says:

    Hello dear Dorian! You always say such nice things! You should put your songs on Media Player in your Space. I\’ll listen to them for sure. Tomorrow! Have you heard Kraftwerk\’s "We Are The Robots"? It was popular back in the 70s, I believe. Part of it is in Russian!
         I\’ll check you out again tomorrow.
                                                                                      BIZOOZ  The Castle Lady ;  ) 

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  3. DJ says:

    Bonsoir à toi Evelyne. Merci d\’être passé, ça faisait longtemps…Je te fais de gros bisous et bon début de semaine à toi.

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  4. Ste says:

     
    Hi Evelyn,
          just poppng by to say thanks for entering my new wordsearch game. I appreciate that the subject may have been culturally foreign to you, so I haven\’t posted your actually score. The answer grid is on my blog now, if you fancy checking it out.
     
    Cheers again,
     
    Love & Laughter to you,
    Steve
    xxx

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