Monday, February 20, 2006

Family Tree Silences Skeptics

Madison Mackenzie—a third-grader in Newton, N.H., nicknamed "Baberaham" by her stepfather—is related to Abraham Lincoln, but her classmates didn't believe it until her family tree was posted in the hall of the elementary school.

"She was really excited and she told everyone at school, but they were like, 'Yeah right, I'm related to George Washington,' and, 'President Bush is my uncle,'" she said. "She looked at me and said, 'Mom, tell them to stop.'" [Link]

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