Thirteen Months Wear & Tear…Or Something More Ominous?
The Washington Post reports on a new theory for various oddities in Lincoln’s appearance and his maladies: he was a walking dead man.
Doctor John G. Sotos has written a book theorising that Lincoln suffered from an extremely rare genetic syndrome know as MEN 2B, which likely would have killed him with cancer.
In the course of discussing whether DNA testing of his genetic material would answer Lincoln’s medical mysteries the Post provides a handy guide to the relics of Father Abraham.
The National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed in Washington has a skull fragments, hair and bloody clothing.
Ford’s Theatre has bloody clothing, pillows and towels.
And The Chicago History Museum has Lincoln’s death bed with mattress and bloody bottom sheet.
Death Bed: Room for Abe & Pals Version
Time Traveled in Vain?
All aboard for two full hours of ship shaping, USS Ronald Reagan style!
Tomorrow the National Geographic Channel presents what we can only suppose is an upbeat account of life aboard the aircraft carrier.
Judging from Reagan’s afterlife online it should draw well. The subculture of USS Reagan tchotskes grows ever more diverse daily.
For $5.95 plus shipping you may own this handsome 5×7 inch photograph of a disturbing looking Nancy Reagan christening the ship.
What’s the deal with the angle of her head?
You might prefer the action shot with a more realistic looking Mrs. Reagan, only $9.99, shipping included!
Or go all out and drop $5,600 on a ships painting, shipping included.
House Party or Big Tent?
The Jackson Mississippi Clarion-Ledger [“Real Mississippi”] reprints Greg Mitchell’s Editor & Publisher piece on the New York Times, Ronald Reagan, and the Neshoba County Fair.
Someone doesn’t care for the idea of a new Teddy Roosevelt “presidential library”in Oyster Bay New York.
The National Park Service official overseeing Roosevelt’s home at Sagamore Hill is not interested new competition:
“We already have a TR museum at Sagamore Hill. … you wouldn’t want to confuse visitors that to go to a downtown museum is visiting Sagamore Hill…In Washington, D.C. there is only one monument to TR. That is Roosevelt Island on the Potomac River… It seems to me that a museum in Washington where there are multiple millions of visitors, would be more appropriate…There are many other places that could use a place to learn and celebrate TR. He is so instrumental in starting the National Park Service – let’s put it someplace where people can visit him…I wouldn’t want to make a lot of changes in Oyster Bay…The whole idea of Presidential Libraries started with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. TR was ahead of his times, but his papers have been preserved and protected and are available to the public at Harvard and the Library of Congress..”
Deputy Regional Director of the North Eastern Region of the National Park Service Chrysandra Walter
$15.95 from the Nixon Library – It’s their toehold in pop culture and they’ll milk it till it dies.