9 thoughts on “Day One In Springfield, Illinois

  1. lbeth1950 May 1, 2015 / 6:58 am

    I am always impressed how moving these memorials are. Everyone should visit and pay their respects. Thanks for sharing.

    • Angela May 1, 2015 / 7:00 am

      I was easily moved to tears! So was my 17 year old. And a special shout-out to her for asking a group of really loud teenagers, inside the Tomb, to please be respectful by being quiet !

      • lbeth1950 May 1, 2015 / 7:01 am

        She is a good person. Did they respect her?

      • Angela May 1, 2015 / 7:10 am

        They did; I was concerned I was going to have to step in if I heard one person say something snide to her, or about her. They were quiet the rest of the time they were inside! I was impressed by all of them!

      • lbeth1950 May 1, 2015 / 7:12 am

        I figured they would. They were probably just feeling out of place and needed an example. Good for her.

  2. thewriteedge May 1, 2015 / 7:52 am

    Welcome to Illinois, Angela! You’ve come at a wonderful time with everything blooming and looking so pretty. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Rainman May 1, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I am surprised there are no flowers at all on Lincoln’s grave for the occasion! I assume that is part of the special plans for the weekend…

    • Angela May 3, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      I think they were likely placing them on Sunday when they actually did the reenactment of the trip to the cemetery. Not positive on that though, and I did not stay for that.

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