The Addamses and Lincoln

Below, I have a little post on The Addams Family (the musical). Thought you might like to know a little something. Charles Addams, the cartoonist, was a relative of Jane Addams — whose father was a founder of the Republican party. And an Illinoisian. He was friends with Lincoln. In fact, Lincoln used to address letters to him “My Dear Double D-ed Addams.”

Our 16th president enjoyed noticing and commenting on such things. Do you remember his famous quip about his future in-laws (who were a little bit hoity-toity)? “One ‘d’ was good enough for God, but not for the Todds.”

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