In honor of Lincoln's birthday I share a story about my husband's 2nd great-granduncle, Col. Pren Metham. He was at Ford's Theater when President Lincoln was shot. Several newspaper articles tell the story of Col. Metham giving chase. Performers back stage indicated the direction Booth took, and Col. Metham might have caught him...except that the path that had been indicated took him into the ladies' lounge. Oops! I hate it when that happens.