The ramblings of a Creative Crone! I consider myself to be the Grandma Moses of the Fiber Arts World as I came to the art late in life. My blog will consist of my art; art of others; an occasional book review because when not creating, I am reading; perhaps an enlightening discussion on a favorite quote...and positive discussions of politics/world affairs only!
Last night we watched the movie "Lincoln"..the new one with Daniel Day-Lewis...(I highly recommend it!) so that helped me decide on my topic for this memory.
I grew up in Illinois...the Land of Lincoln! We lived only about 70 miles from Springfield, Illinois which is also near Salem State Park....the village where Lincoln lived as a young man from 1830-1837. It was here that he first became interested in politics. Being so close, it was a favorite visiting place and frequent School field trips....and Girl Scout field trips...and family trips. My newly wedded husband and I even visited Salem when we were home on leave the first year we were married!
the wheel at the Mill
A typical cabin in Salem
the old Mill on the Sangamon River
Even at a pretty young age, my romantic imagination loved visiting the old cabins..some of which were original...some reproductions and hearing all about the tales of that soon to be famous man! I haven't been there for nearly 50 years, but I hear it is much the same as in my childhood. My home town was a Lincoln/Douglas debate site and can lay claim to a "Lincoln Slept Here" house!