And she told us that Mr. Lincoln made all of his decisions by following God's direction. His congress was always mad at him because he read the bible every morning instead of letting them advise him. What happened to that kind of politician? She talked to us about the United States being born of a need for human freedom. That was exactly what made President Lincoln free the slaves in the southern states. And that is exactly why we have intervened in so many wars around the world. It is the reason we are in the war right now in Iraq. We are helping people gain their freedom. Some things never change, hmmm Mrs Lincoln? I sure hope this is one thing that doesn't change.
And this is our favorite french voyageur. The voyageurs are a big part of the history of the area around Bay City. The life of a voyageur was both exciting adventure and danger. If you are 5'4" or less, can carry 180 pounds, and cannot swim, you would have been hired to be a voyageur. They made decent money. They paddled a canoe 12-16 hours a day. We talk to this guy every year, he is fascinating.
Here is what I think. It would be a real blast to learn a character from history so well that you could act her out and answer questions about her life. I would like to do that with the life of my 11th great grandmother Marie Rollet Hebert who settled Quebec with her husband in 1605.