Friday, November 7, 2008

Ghosts of Elections Past

Last Friday (which was also Halloween), I wrote about my conversation with Boo where he claimed to have seen Mary Todd Lincoln before she entered the Pearly Gates.

And today comes word that President-elect Obama has already had to apologize for a remark he made - this in regards to Nancy Reagan and her penchant for consulting astrologers about her husband's schedule.

However, what I find weird in this article explaining Obama's gaffe and the various First Ladies who have dabbled in these doings is this:

Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was rumored to have held seances at the White House in order to contact her two dead sons, Eddie and Willie. She also reportedly went to seances under an assumed name after the president's death to attempt to contact him.

Those of you who know me in real life will take note of the names of Mary Todd Lincoln's sons.

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