Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mary Todd Lincoln!

2011.01.16-IMG_1572Mary Todd Lincoln was born on this date in 1818.

And yes, I always think of her as "Mary Todd Lincoln" (henceforward "MTL"). And why is that you ask? Well, in 8th grade (that would be 1974ish) we had an assignment to write on a first lady. And I chose MTL. I think the length was to be around 1,000 words and I was having a time stretching that ... but, not if every time you mentioned MTL, you called her Mary Todd Lincoln each time (that's three words!).

And so that's why whenever I think of MTL, it's always three words!

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