Wednesday, May 3, 2017

“A pure white puppy followed on the girl’s heels, barking, and the girl laughed in the breathless, drunken way of children…” Kit Alloway

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
May 1
Charles Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, once told the president that his young daughter wanted to be introduced to the President. Lincoln walked over, took up the girl, kissed her and talked to her. The scene seemed remarkable to Dana because important men of high office usually lack natural and easy grace in handling a child. With Lincoln Dana noticed the child felt easy. Without knowing it Lincoln had passed an acid test!

'There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude - a quiet joy.'
- Ralph H. Blum

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