Monday, October 13, 2003

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - & Abe Lincoln
This weekend brought our annual marathon work stint for the Algonquin Mill Festival. For the first time, I took some time to do what normal people do - see the event!

One goody was a talk by Honest Abe. (I've chatted with Abe in the pancake line and elsewhere--even about the 2000 election--but this was the first time I got to hear his presentation.

From a rocking-chair on the front porch of a little cabin, he spun a short tale of his early life. Off the bat, Lincoln dispelled the myth that his family was poor when he was a child. On the contrary, they were substantial landowners.

Even more compelling were the tales of his first starts as a young man into the riverboating business and later the law.

How awesome it would be to have parts of this recorded for the web, so that young people everywhere could tune in on demand and hear him talk of his first steps in the business world!

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