Thursday, August 20, 2009

Abraham Lincoln

My first Aquarian legend is Abraham Lincoln. He was born February 12, 1809 and was the 16th President of the USA.

I could re-word and post the entire contents of the fine Wikipedia write-up, but I’ll just let you go read it directly here.


  1. You and Lincoln have much in common. Both 6 foot 4. Both with interesting beards and hairstyles. You both suffer from Marfan Syndrome. Both prone to bouts of extreme melancholy. However, Abe did not medicate his melancholy with alcohol. He faced his misery sober. And he married a Mary. You have not yet married a Mary. If you want to be more Lincolnesque, you need to marry a Mary.

  2. Sometimes I wish I were 6 foot 4.

    I've not, to my knowledge, been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome.

    My wife's middle name is Maria. My ex-wife's middle name is Marie. That's goota count for something.

  3. Yup, I agree with Durango--if you'd only been born 160 years earlier (or Abe 160 later), I'll bet we couldn't tell you apart. Gar's facial hair is NOT to be trifled with.

    Good point about the booze, though I think Lincoln was a closet ketamine user. I heard stories about Abe slipping down the k-hole at hip DC clubs during the dark days of the war....