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Lincoln's Memories is a fanfiction of The Loud House that takes place before the show canon, with the purpose of fleshing out the memories discussed in the episode "The Whole Picture".

The chapters are written in order of their mentions in the episode. For instance, the chapter with a baby Lincoln and a three-year-old Lynn in the bath comes first, because that memory was the first to be mentioned, and the chapter with a six-year-old Lincoln climbing the shelves to get the cookies comes last, because that was the last to be mentioned.


The story has a theme of family, with moments such as the kids as babies saying their older siblings' names for the first time, and Lincoln putting a baby Lisa to bed.

It also has quite a bit of comedy, with moments such as Luan predicting the events of "Making the Case", and a younger Lynn wondering how the Easter Bunny works.

Not to be confused with the memories of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln's Memories provides examples of

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: "Lincoln's Sixth Birthday" features a birthday card with a dog in sunglasses and another with a cat in a party hat.
  • Adaptational Explanation: "Nothing But the Tooth" explains how Lincoln chipped his tooth (Lynn accidentally threw a ball in his face) and why he cried for three hours in Luan's video in "Making the Case" (he was disappointed that his plan didn't work).
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  • All Witches Have Cats: In "A Very Loud Halloween", Lana dresses up as a witch, while Lola dresses up as Lana's cat.
  • Baby's First Words:
    • It's mentioned in "Lola's First Bottle" that her first word was "no".
    • In "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow", Lana's first word is said to have been "Doggy".
  • Baby Talk:
    • In "Lola's First Bottle", she pronounces his name as "Incoln".
    • In "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow", one-year-old Lana pronounces "Kitty cat" as "Diddy dat".
  • Beach Episode: A non-fanservicey one occurs in "The Ultimate Sand Castle", where the Louds go to the beach.
  • Big "NO!": Lincoln shouts, "NO!" at his birthday cake being knocked over.
  • Birthday Episode:
    • "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday" has Lincoln having his seventh birthday and being a magician's assistant.
    • In "Lincoln's Sixth Birthday", Lincoln goes to the bowling alley for his sixth birthday.
    • Downplayed for "The Blarney Suit", where Liam's third birthday kicks off the plot.
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  • Cat Scare: In "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow", Lincoln is nervous in an unfamiliar part of Royal Woods and hears a hiss. He jumps in fright, only to find it was a literal cat.
  • Christmas Elves: Discussed in "'Tis the Season to Be Loud", where the seven-year-old Lynn wants to beat one of Santa's elves in a footrace.
  • Christmas Episode: "'Tis the Season to Be Loud" is set the week before Christmas and focuses on the memory of Lincoln on Santa's knee, plus the Santa visits of his sisters. It is also the twins' first Christmas.
  • Covered in Gunge: In "Bath Time", baby Lincoln and preschooler Lynn end up taking a bath together because the former rubbed blended pumpkin all over himself, and the latter got covered in custard after failing to do a trick with it.
  • Covered in Mud: "The Blarney Suit" ends with Lincoln rolling down the hill and into a mud puddle.
  • The Diaper Change: Discussed when Rita says that baby Lincoln got his diaper changed before dinner, so he likely won't poop or pee in the tub.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In "A Rockin' Good Time", Lincoln and Luna write the Ending Theme.
  • The Dreaded Pretend Tea-Party: In "Nighty-Night, Lisa", Luna finds the pretend tea party she has with Lola boring.
  • Early Personality Signs:
    • Lori was already saying "literally" at age seven.
    • Leni has always been The Ditz— at six, she wonders why the Earth spinning doesn't make us dizzy, thinks a "milestone" in someone's life is a real stone, and wonders if baby Lincoln doesn't know where his food is supposed to go, at seven she wonders if Lincoln's news is that he has white hair, can't add one and one, gets 'nerves' and 'nervous' confused, at nine she takes "riding into the sunset" literally, at ten she thinks Christmas spirit is a ghost, is only just learning to tie a knot, and wants the Easter Bunny's autograph. She can also sew, spills her Easter eggs, and says "totes" at age ten.
    • Between the ages of three and seven, Luna had a habit of quoting nursery rhymes, much like her current self quotes songs.
    • As a preschooler, Luan would do goofy things like eat like a dog and pretend she zips up her shoes and ties her zipper, hinting at her jokey personality. She is also seen telling jokes since age five and wanting a clown wig at eight.
    • Lynn at age three tries to do a trick with her dessert, plays games in the bathtub, is the first in her class to stop taking naps, then at age seven she wants to beat a Christmas elf in a footrace, demonstrating her energetic, show-off personality she has in the show. Seven-year-old Lynn also wants an extra soccer ball for good luck.
    • At age one, Lucy never smiled, except briefly when given the cowgirl name the Dark Princess. She was also very serious at age two and wanted a teddy bear with vampire teeth for Christmas. At age three-going-on-four, she picks out a vampire card and a toy bat for Lincoln's birthday. At five, she wants to get a scar from a shark bite.
    • Lola cried a lot and had "no" as her first word as a baby, hinting at her moody personality. At age two, she gives Lincoln a card with a ballerina on it, and a collage that is mostly glitter.
    • At age two, Lana gives Lincoln a birthday card with a lizard on it (hinting at her being an Animal Lover) and also gives him a jar of dirt, hinting at her love for the gross. At three, she wants to lick a shark bite clean, at four, she likes the 'stand in line to take a pee' lyric, at one, she eats dirt and sand.
    • Lincoln gets given sci-fi related gifts on his sixths and seventh birthdays and UFO underwear when he's being potty trained. He also makes a (failed, but still) plan at age four.
    • Clyde developed his crush on Lori when they first met.
  • Edible Theme Naming: The snowman that Lincoln and Lana build is called Mr. Carrot-Nose.
  • Embarrassing Damp Sheets: In "Lincoln's Potty Training", Rita mentions that four-year-old Lynn wets the bed sometimes.
  • Excited Show Title!: "Happy Easter!" is spelled with an exclamation point.
  • Eye Scream: Lynn Sr., when he was a kid, accidentally gave his brother a black eye while playing catch.
  • "Getting Ready for Bed" Plot: "Nighty Night, Lisa" is about Rita and Lincoln putting a baby Lisa to bed.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Lincoln's first underwear had UFO's on them.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending:
    • "Nighty-Night, Lisa" ends with baby Lisa falling asleep.
    • "Nothing But the Tooth" ends with Luan falling asleep.
  • Halloween Episode: "A Very Loud Halloween" takes place on Halloween where Lincoln meets Clyde and teaches Lucy to trick-or-treat.
  • Happy Dance:
    • After winning at "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", Pop-Pop, Lynn Jr., and Liam's grandma do a "goofy victory dance".
    • Lynn does a victory dance in "Happy Easter!" when she and Lincoln win the Easter egg hunt.
    • In "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow", six-year-old Lincoln dances at the idea of finding gold at the end of the rainbow.
    • Lincoln dances with joy in "Nothing But the Tooth" after Lynn Sr. suggests a trip to Dairyland.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At the end of "Nothing But the Tooth", Luan says, as her reason for keeping the video of Lincoln's three-hour cry, "You never know. Maybe he'll want to play embarrassing videos of himself seven years from now to make up for something he did."
  • Lightbulb Joke: In "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday", Luan jokes, "How many cats does it take to change a lightbulb? None— cats have night vision."
  • Mall Santa: In "'Tis the Season to Be Loud", the kids go to sit on the lap of a guy in Santa gear at the mall.
  • Mathematician's Answer: One of Luan's jokes in "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday" is "What do you call a flamingo at the North Pole? Lost!".
  • Meaningful Name: "A Very Loud Halloween" reveals that Luna was named due to being born at night (when the moon was up).
  • Monster Clown: In "A Very Loud Halloween", Luan dresses as a psycho clown by taking her normal clown suit and putting fake blood on it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Lynn accidentally chips Lincoln's first grown-up tooth, she gets teary-eyed and apologetic at the idea of giving him a lifelong chipped tooth.
  • My New Gift Is Lame: In "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday", his gift from Lana is a jar of dirt. He also gets some blueberry compote from Aunt Ruth and worries that it may be expired.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In-universe, Lynn Sr. photographs Lincoln standing naked on the toilet because he finds it funny.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Liam's canonically-unnamed sister is called Amy here, and the magician at Lincoln's birthday party is named Alexander.
  • No Name Given: The woman who owns Betty the dog in "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow" is unnamed.
  • Nursery Rhyme: Luna, when she's between the ages of three and seven, frequently quotes nursery rhymes. Her first line in the series was her at age five saying, "Lincoln, Lincoln, pumpkin eater" about a baby Lincoln eating mashed pumpkin.
  • Original Character: "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow" introduces the OC's Natalie, Isaac, and Barry, who help Lincoln earn money. There's also a black lab named Betty and her owner.
  • Prone to Tears: Lola cried more than Lana as a baby.
  • Potty Failure: In "Lincoln's Potty Training", Lincoln wets his pants on the couch, and Lynn Sr. mentions that his sisters used to have accidents too.
  • Pun:
    • In "Horsey Ride", Luan says that riding the kiddie horse ride is better than "horsing around" at home.
    • In "'Tis the Season to Be Loud", Luan makes a joke about Santa riding a "Holly" Davidson.
    • In "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday", Lynn Sr. gives Lincoln a card of a burping dog saying, "Happy burp-day to you", while Luan gives him a card with a bear saying, "I can bear-ly wait to wish you a happy birthday" and jokes about his money box being a "kitty" to keep money in because it's shaped like a cat, and Lucy gives him a card with a vampire wishing him a "fang-tastic birthday".
    • In "The Ultimate Sand Castle", Luan says, "Water you say" and "comes in sandy" at the beach. Then, she says, "It blue me away" about a blue flag.
    • In "Do You Lana Build a Snowman?", Luan says that there is 'snow' way that the younger sisters should miss out on the snow.
    • In "Lincoln's First Bike Ride", Luan says to Lincoln that he is pedalling 'wheely' well.
    • In "Happy Easter!", Luan jokes that it's been a 'hoppy' Easter (like the bunny). Similarly, Lynn Sr. gives Lincoln a birthday card of a frog and the phrase 'hoppy birthday' in "Lincoln's Sixth Birthday".
    • In "Lincoln's Potty Training", five-year-old Luan jokes that she's 'straight-laced' because she's learnt to tie shoes.
    • In "A Very Loud Halloween", Luan says, "Fang you" instead of "Thank you".
    • In "A Rockin' Good Time", Luan says that her grey dress would 'drab' her down if she tried to do a stand-up comedy routine in it.
    • In "Lincoln's Sixth Birthday", there is a birthday card with a sheep and the word 'baa-rilliant', Luan jokes that her bowling skills 'bowl' her over, and Lincoln says, "ace" about his Ace Savvy gift.
    • When Lincoln becomes just as jumpy as Lynn Sr. after chipping his tooth, Luan calls him a 'chip' off the old block.
  • Puppy Love: Clyde has been crushing on Lori since he was five (and she was eleven).
  • Santa Ambiguity: In "'Tis the Season to Be Loud", Lori begins to doubt whether Santa really exists, and the mall Santa reassures her that her doubts are fine, but it's never cleared up if there is a Santa. The Easter Bunny, on the other hand, explicitly doesn't exist.
  • Series Fauxnale: Someone in the comments of "Nothing But the Tooth" thought it was going to be the last chapter, when really the last one was the next in line.
  • Shared Family Quirks: In "Lola's First Bottle", Lola as a baby calls Lincoln "Incoln", which is what Lily calls him now.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The three-year-old Lynn hums the Jaws theme while playing with a rubber shark.
    • "'Tis the Season to Be Loud" is named after the song "Deck the Halls", which has the lyric "'tis the season to be jolly".
    • "Do You Lana Build a Snowman?" is based on a song from Frozen (2013) called "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?".
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: In "Do You Lana Build a Snowman?", Lana falls over while trying to carry the snowman's midsection.
  • Sleepyhead: In "The Swing", three-year-old Lincoln wonders why newborn Lucy sleeps a lot, and Lori and Lynn Sr. say that Lincoln and the older sisters also slept a lot as newborns.
  • Speak in Unison:
    • "Horsey Ride" ends with Lincoln and his older sisters cheering in unison because Pop-Pop gave them ice cream.
    • In "'Tis the Season to Be Loud", Lincoln and his older sisters say, "Yeah!" in unison when asked if they want to go to Candy Cane Palace.
    • In "Nighty Night, Lisa", Lincoln and Rita say the eponymous phrase in unison.
    • In "Lincoln's Sixth Birthday", Lincoln's family except the twins wish him happy birthday in unison.
    • In "Lincoln Chases the Rainbow", Lincoln and his family say, "Wow!", in unison, except for Lucy.
  • Spell My Name with a "The":
    • In "Horsey Ride", Luan and Lincoln give themselves and Lucy "cowboy/cowgirl names". Luan's is The Wandering Pie-Thrower, Lincoln's is The White-Haired Rider", and Lucy's is "The Dark Princess".
    • The magician in "Lincoln's Seventh Birthday" is named the Amazing Alexander.
  • Super Speed: The mall Santa says that no human can beat a Christmas elf in a footrace.
  • Threatening Shark:
    • Discussed in "Bath Time" when Lynn pretends her rubber shark is planning on eating Lincoln's rubber duck.
    • Discussed again in "The Ultimate Sand Castle" where Lucy wants to get bit by a shark so she can have a cool scar, and Lola and Lynn Sr. are afraid of being bit by a shark.
  • Toilet Humour: Preschooler Lynn is initially concerned about bathing with baby Lincoln for fear of him pooping or peeing in the tub. Thankfully, he doesn't.
  • Toilet Training Plot: "Lincoln's Potty Training" is about Lincoln learning to use his potty and eventually the proper toilet.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Downplayed in "Nothing But the Tooth", where Lincoln chips his tooth, but it doesn't hurt.
  • Warm Milk Helps You Sleep: In "Nighty Night, Lisa", the baby Lisa explains about how the opiate precursors in warm milk are what makes her sleepy.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In "Lincoln's First Bike Ride", Lincoln is worried Lynn Sr. will let go of the bike without him realising, as he's seen that on TV.
  • You No Take Candle: When Lucy was a toddler, she spoke in primitive grammar. Her first line in the whole story is at age two, and it's "I not sad".