Losing Lincoln HTML version

Modern Day Martyr
The story begins as Abe Lincoln’s parents are newly married
and starting a family. In the new home where she went to live
with her husband, the young wife and future mother of yet
unborn Abraham Lincoln, did not have the comforts to which
we are accustomed. There were no carpets to spread over the
rough, unpainted floor and only a few pieces of homemade
furniture. The cooking was done before a big fireplace from
which the burning logs gave the only light after the sun had
set. After Abraham’s sister was born, the family moved to a
different place, called Rock Spring Farm. The country
around was quite beautiful, and near the cabin, half hidden by
a clump of trees and bushes, was a deep spring of clear water.