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04-22-2013, 07:46 AM (This post was last modified: 04-22-2013 07:47 AM by Gene C.)
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(04-22-2013 07:41 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  I wonder if Mary was in the habit of asking to leave before the last act of performances the couple attended...

Maybe she had a call to nature or a "headache"

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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04-22-2013, 07:53 AM
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Gene, kudos - you are about to reach 1,000 posts and will be awarded a free lifetime pass to Walley World. Bill N., Betty, and Laurie already achieved this status. The forum hired a photographer (whose name was Andrew Potter) to take a picture of them arriving at the park:

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04-22-2013, 07:58 AM
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(04-22-2013 07:41 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  I wonder if Mary was in the habit of asking to leave before the last act of performances the couple attended...

Sort of like leaving before the movie is over, isn't it? I will stay even to watch the end credits-if the movie is really good.

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04-22-2013, 08:34 AM
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I was just wondering if she might have asked the same question on April 14th.
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04-22-2013, 09:03 AM
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Sort of like leaving before the movie is over, isn't it? I will stay even to watch the end credits-if the movie is really good.

I do the same thing -- especially if the movie is shot here in Virginia -
I always usually stay for the credits, like you Bill, provided the movie is good!

P. S. I can't WAIT to go back to Wally World!!

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04-22-2013, 09:54 AM
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And the is one movie I never tire of! "Oh, Clark!"

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04-22-2013, 10:00 AM (This post was last modified: 04-22-2013 05:15 PM by BettyO.)
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Quote:Gene, kudos - you are about to reach 1,000 posts and will be awarded a free lifetime pass to Walley World. Bill N., Betty, and Laurie already achieved this status. The forum hired a photographer (whose name was Andrew Potter) to take a picture of them arriving at the park


It's also a known fact that Mom and the Boys loved WallyWorld! Even as JWB consulted with the Confederate High Command....


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04-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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(04-22-2013 10:00 AM)BettyO Wrote:  
Quote:Gene, kudos - you are about to reach 1,000 posts and will be awarded a free lifetime pass to Walley World. Bill N., Betty, and Laurie already achieved this status. The forum hired a photographer (whose name was Andrew Potter) to take a picture of them arriving at the park


It's also a known fact that Mom and the Boys loved WallyWorld! Even as JWB consulted with the Confederate High Command....


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Betty, that's brilliant.

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04-28-2013, 08:32 AM
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I'm still laughing at that one Betty!!!!WinkWinkWink
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04-28-2013, 10:39 AM
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I think the picture has an arm with no body to account for it. See the upraised arm next to Mary? But it's not Mary's arm. Maybe that's why she looks so frightened!

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08-14-2013, 02:20 PM
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Many thanks to Gene for sending this:

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08-14-2013, 07:58 PM
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It used to be that we would say don't believe everything you read in the newspaper. Now newspapers are almost extinct. Sign of the times.

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09-07-2013, 07:52 AM
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This link below also ties in with the GRANT thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBo9BFwHR3E

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10-01-2013, 05:07 PM
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I am posting this under "Things Lincoln Never Said" but will move the post to another category if someone can post evidence that I'm wrong. Mrs. Pickett included the following story in a book she wrote about her husband:

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Short as was Mr. Lincoln's time when he passed through Richmond after its surrender, he came to the old Pickett home to hunt up his friend and former partner, the General's uncle. I had seen the carriage and the guard and retinue, but did not know who the visitors were. The city was full of northern troops and my environment had not taught me to love them. The fate of other cities had awakened my fears for Richmond. With my baby on my arm I answered the knock, opened the door, and looked up at a tall, gaunt, sad-faced man in ill-fitting clothes who, with the accent of the North asked :

"Is this George Pickett's place?"

"Yes, sir," I answered, " but he is not here."

"I know that, ma'am," he replied," but I just wanted to see the place. I am Abraham Lincoln."

''The President!" I gasped.

The stranger shook his head and said:

"No, ma'am; no, ma'am; just Abraham Lincoln, George's old friend."

"1 am George Pickett's wife and this is his baby," was all I could say. I had never seen Mr. Lincoln, but remembered the intense love and reverence with which my Soldier always spoke of him.

My baby pushed away from me and reached out his hands to Mr. Lincoln, who took him in his arms. As he did so an expression of rapt, almost divine, tenderness and love lighted up the sad face. It was a look that I have never seen on any other face. My baby opened his mouth wide and insisted upon giving his father's friend a dewy baby kiss. As Mr. Lincoln gave the little one back to me he said:

"Tell your father, the rascal, that I forgive him for the sake of that kiss and those bright eyes."

He turned and went down the steps, talking to himself, and passed out of my sight forever, but in my memory there is a perpetual abiding place for that wonderful voice, those intensely human eyes and that strong, sad face, — a face which puzzled all artists but revealed itself to the intuitions of a little child, causing it to hold out its arms to be taken and its lips to be kissed.


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I just find the story highly improbable. As far as I know none of the folks in Richmond with the president mentioned any side trips to the Pickett home. To me, anyway, the story is fiction, unless someone knows of a corroborating account.
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10-01-2013, 05:58 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2013 06:02 PM by Rob Wick.)
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Roger,

Tarbell corresponded with LaSalle Corbell Pickett and there is only one letter in the Allegheny files, but the others are in the Smith College files. None of them mentions any specific stories from Pickett's book and it doesn't seem that Tarbell had any opinion on it. She published the letter that Lincoln wrote to Pickett (which was what their correspondence covered) in the second volume of her Life of Lincoln, but nowhere in her letters does she mention the supposed incident. I have to agree with you that it seems spurious.

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