A note from Mary Todd Lincoln

Hi, folks! A Pulitzer prize-winning blog entry I posted two evenings ago never made it to the radar screen.

By sunrise of the next morning it was buried and forever lost to the neverending treadmill of life known as progression.

postitAnyway, it had to do with "what if historical personalities from the past left post-it notes to one another" -- hard to explain, but it might give you a chuckle or two to brighten your day (after all, it is now Spring ... so get outside and plant something!).

Here's a sneak preview of a note from Mary Todd Lincoln to her husband, Abraham:


Darling, when you trim your beard, could you please clean the hair out of the sink! I don't know how many times I have to tell you this! Oh, before I forget ... a courier delivered a message - apparently Grant took Richmond (or something like that ...the courier said you'd know what it means). Again, please don't forget to clean up the sink.

Your loving wife, Mary

And another from Pat Nixon to her husband, Richard:


Some plumber called. He said something about a leak that needed to be covered up. I told him all our pipes are fine and the toilets are in working order. Any clue what he was talking about?

Love, Pat

To read more, click on this link .

Now, if you don't mind, I need to get back to doing my taxes. Darn this Form 4562! Depreciation! Amortization!! What's the point!!!

Jack Sheedy

PS: At 10:31 this evening, if your ears were suddenly ringing with the joyous music of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, that was me finally finishing my taxes!

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