Monday, February 21, 2011
First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen
I love early American history. I find it fascinating. One of my hobbies is reenacting life in the third quarter of the 1700's. Not to mention how much I love wearing the clothes! Learning and teaching others how this country got it's start is so enjoyable for me. I am not sure if it is because I am the daughter of immigrants and know how easy it would have been to grow up somewhere else or what it is that makes me love this country so much.
George Washington is one of my heroes. I even have the guest bedroom at the studio decorated in his honor. What a truly great man he was! I wish I could have known him. I have been to his home, Mount Vernon, where I have gotten a glimpse of his life but it is not the same as meeting him in person. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could go back in time and see all the founding fathers in action? Listening to Patrick Henry give his give me liberty or give me death speech would be awesome! A few years ago I heard someone reenact that speech and it made the hairs on my arms stand up!
Today I should be cleaning the house but here I sit. Remember the mini series George Washington from the 1980's? It is playing on the This network right now. I wish I had caught the beginning of it! Tomorrow they will show the second half but I will be at the arts center with the Tuesday weavers.
So today, let us remember all the great men who founded this country and the sacrifices they made when they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to make us free.