Written Madeline Kohlberg. Media by Andrea Freeman.
Internet dating is all the rage these days. One could join eHarmony, match.com, or even Christian Mingle and likely emerge with numerous prospects for romantic bliss. Little did we know, though, that this trend is not entirely new. In fact the nation’s 16th president, Illinois’ favorite son, and birthday boy, Abe Lincoln may have even looked to social networking to find love. We’re guessing his dating profile may have looked something like this:
The Papyrus is sad to report that the result of Abe’s brave jump into the world of dating did not end well. Perhaps it was his height, or his busy schedule, or his reserved personality, but Abe ended up with a crazy woman. Bless her heart, but Mary Todd Lincoln went down in history as one of the country’s favorite mad mistresses. Nonetheless, today is a great day to celebrate love and honest Abe’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln! And Happy Valentine’s Day to all!