When I tuned in he was just leaving Springfield for Washington, and a voice actor read an excerpt of his farewell speech:
To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man.
My first reaction was disdain for the vocal; it was too high pitched and twangy, no way Abraham Lincoln sounded like that!
Then I considered his words. Old man? How old was he then, anyway? A little mental calculation made me catch my breath. Holy crap!
Lincoln was the same age I am when he was elected.