Yes! I like all of them, but am partial to February and July. I am curious about the February scene. It would make me think of when Lincoln’s son was dying in the White House and the boy kneeling by the bed would be Tad (Thomas), but Willie was only eleven and Lincoln would have also been kneeling and holding his son. On the other hand, Willie died on the 20th of February in 1862 and the artist intended it to be Willie but didn’t depict him very accurately. Lincoln mourned deeply and said: “Willile was just too good for this world.”
I wonder about that one, too, Curt. I thought for a moment that it could be the president calling on a wounded soldier, but that’s not right — it isn’t a hospital setting and there would be weepy nurses or sisters about if it were. Your interpretation is probably closer.
Dovie and David and Coffinberry, I like ‘em, too, and am glad you do.
And Books, what can we say? The word Juvenile is just so loaded today that it’s hard to get past!
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — March 31, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
LOL, Ardis. I don’t know if it appropriate to thank you for the link or not.