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Monday, February 17 2014
Lincoln's Bloody Chair

One of the Most Amazing Pieces of History I've Ever Seen!

Some of you remember when I sent pictures of my last trip to Detroit.  This trip included a visit to the Henry Ford Museum where I saw some significant pieces of history that I wanted to share pictures of with you.

I took this picture at the Henry Ford Museum and was really taken aback by the fact that the chair where Lincoln was assassinated still has blood all over it.  (You can see the blood at the top of the chair and on the seat part.)  It gave me the chills knowing that this was the exact chair he was sitting in when it all happened.  I've never been a history buff and I've never been really good at memorizing details about history but I can tell you this this chair really did have an impact on me...mostly because I realized that it doesn't matter how important you are.  It can all end in a fraction of a second when you least expect it.  And no one is immune...not even the President of the United States.

Ironically enough, in the same museum you'll find the car where John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  What I didn't know is that they put this car back in service after Kennedy was killed by putting a roof on it and repainting it black. What was strange to me is that with as much money as the government happily wastes on everything, why couldn't they drum up another car to caravan the next President of the United States in?  It wouldn't have been that expensive!  (Just food for thought, I guess.)

See you at the top!

Your mentor,

Monica Main
www.MonicaMain.com

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