Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lincoln Never Dies-- Part 1

From the May 4, 2015, Navy Times by Adam Geller.

I'd say that Karen needles has one of those great jobs in life.  Five mornings a week she goes to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt, works on a Lincoln mouse pad and sometimes even brings her Lincoln bobblehead.

Her work space is backed by bound volumes of Lincoln's writings and she is three blocks from where he was assassinated 150 years ago.

"They call me Lady Lincoln," she chuckles.  And, she was a former middle school teacher (Hey I was too).

Her job is to digitally scan every original item she can find about her man., from letters he signed to his final $1,981.67 paycheck.  She posts them online for anyone to see for free.

To her, raised in a small Kansas town and the first in her family to go to college, Lincoln is kind of a role model.  She likes to daydream that the seated Lincoln in the Memorial should take some of today's politicians, turn them over his lap and give them a good spanking.

OK, So Maybe There Really is a Perfect Job.  --Old Secesh

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