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Others marched as Wide Awakes in the various parades. One of them hauled a cannon to Lincoln’s door and asked him to christen it. When he left naming it to the boys they called it “Mary Lincoln” in honor of Lincoln’s wife. Many of the girls went to his farewell reception and described in years to come the beauty of Mrs. Lincoln’s fine dress over hoop skirts and the cordiality of Lincoln’s smile. When Lincoln left for Washington the young folk mingled with the elders to wave him farewell. And all these memories are a much-prized heritage in the old town where I grew up.
She was baking johnnycake for him. She was weaving him a shirt. She was covering him with a blanket when he had fallen asleep over his books. Her death, on December 10, 1869, passed unnoticed by the nation. For many years she was not even mentioned by historians and biographers. More recently, the graves of Thomas and Sarah were marked with a suitable stone. Their home site has been made into a state park, with a reproduction of the two-room cabin that Abe had helped to build. Only in the last few years have Americans come to know that when Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am I owe to my angel mother,” he was speaking of Sarah—his beloved stepmother.
You’d think he’d found a gold mine. He began reading late at night by the fire. ” She always let him read as long as he wanted to. If he fell asleep there on the floor, she would get a quilt and wrap it gently around him. He did his arithmetic with charcoal on a board. When the board got too black, he’d scrape it off and start again. If he read something he liked a lot, he’d write it down. He was always writing and was always running out of paper. After he wrote something, he’d read it out loud to Sarah by the fire, after Tom and the rest had gone to bed.