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Written by Katharine Trauger
“Hello Mother!—Oh, is supper ready?”
“It’s seven o’clock in the morning, Son, not evening.”
Thus goes life for you, Nancy, as you attempt to raise a boy who will become one of the most well-known and thanked men on earth.
Dealing with the unpredictable begins before your son is born. You and your husband, Samuel, live in Canada, in the early 1800’s, when politics force you to move to Ohio. There Samuel begins to eke out your existence as a shingle maker.
Ten years later, you give birth to a baby you do not, at first, realize will become a world changer. (more…)