1970 2 Abraham Lincoln Portrait_web.jpg
I finally got to Thursday's challenge. Thought I'd do some quilts, but decided on this instead. I have so much stuff I've made in my layouts already. So thought I'd go with some kindergarten art- but only because I had a story to tell about it.
"It was Febrauary 1970, Abraham Lincoln's birthday was approaching, and Mrs. Stewart had just told us all about his work as president and how he was assassinated in a theater. We were given a fresh white sheet of paper and told to draw a picture.
When they were returned to us, mine had a note to my mother on it. " Adelle, this is my favorite picture. If it doesn't go in her scrapbook, save it for me! Alice."
I was thrilled. Funny how that little note meant so much to me. I realized she thought I was incredibly insightful and that those were tears for the troubles of a divided country. (I probably heard her telling that to my mom.) I kept quiet. I was much more simplistic than that. I still remember drawing that picture. I figured he'd be crying since he'd just been hurt. Maybe I didn't listen too carefully. Looks like I drew a drop of blood coming off a little dagger."