September 14, 2010
"O.K., we can sit right here all day." M stated matter-of-factly as he sat down on the bench to watch the blacksmith fashion a hook from a piece of iron. It was the first place that we visited at the Atlanta History Center on home school day, and it was the last place we visited as well. In between we learned all about the Pre-Civil War days of Abraham Lincoln. Young Abe joined us on the front porch of the log cabin to reminisce about his childhood and events that led up to his stump speeches on the campaign trail. Hosts at the Tullie Smith home warmly welcomed us and helped the kids see how the life of a child was different in 1840. And we learned that Abraham Lincoln wanted to be a blacksmith when he was a child.
The actual "With Malice Toward None" exhibit was a bit over their heads but they did enjoy the series of large photos showing Abraham Lincoln aging and the display of items that was in his pocket when he was shot.
When I asked A- about her favorite part of the day. It was eating lunch from her new Tinkerbell lunch box. It really didn't matter to her where we were but just that she is big enough now to carry her own lunch. Another successful Day of Adventure!