Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Therefore Beware This Party of Treason"

This guy knew how to get the last word...

In Attica, Kansas, there is a grave for a man named Nathaniel Grisby, who died in 1890.  Grisby had been a childhood friend of Abraham Lincoln, and Grisby's brother Aaron married Lincoln's sister Sarah.  Grisby supported his friend's presidential campaign, and enlisted in the Union Army along with four of his sons, one of whom died in the war.  When he heard the news that President Lincoln had been assassinated, he was so upset that he fell down in a faint.

When he was on his deathbed, Grisby made a special request to one of his sons, to put a specific message on his gravestone, to express his passionate feelings about who he felt was responsible for the War Between the States, the loss of many family and friends who had died in the fighting, and of course, the death of his friend Lincoln.

 This was the result:

 A close-up of the inscription:

"[A]ll the misfortunes of our nation has come to it through this so called party therefore beware this party of treason."  Zing!  If Nathaniel Grisby were alive today, does anyone doubt that he'd have a talk radio show?

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