Friday, June 27, 2008


Lincoln lived and his life on the frontier were very different in so many ways from what we experience today. Lincoln's frontier was a rough and tumble world where you had to be prepared to brawl at the drop of a hat; where comforts were rare: not enough buildings, not enough furniture, not enough of anything. So men slept together because there weren't enough beds or maybe to keep warm. The 1830s were Lincoln's character building years when he developed his inner strength amongst the frontier folk he lived with. If he slept in the same bed with other men in the White House when his wife was away, it was probably because it was not out of the ordinary even there. I doubt there was central heating. The word homosexual didn't exist then.

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