I am old, but I was not at the signing of the declaration of independence or the adoption of the US Constitution, but I have been to the place it happened. In this relatively modest sized room, in what was once the seat of government for the colony of Pennsylvania. The date of July 4th, is the date of the last draft of the declaration of independence, the vote was a few days later, the signing a month later. I know that, not because I was there in 1776 (though I am old, I am not that old) but because I listened to the presentation when we visited a couple of weeks ago. One thing that struck me was the size of the room. I have been in private living rooms that were larger. The presence of great names in American history, I have become somewhat immune to, after all George Washington had dinner in a house, in what is now our front parking lot, a week before he died.
What is the most historic site you have visited this year?
IKR! people were smaller back then. my whole city is living history.ReplyDelete
Philly is great funDelete
This has been a “historic” year of travel for me. Anyway, I had much yesterday inger friend ask me what I remembered PERSONALLY about the Spanish Civil War. We’re still friends.ReplyDelete
From what I have heard Hemingway liked to drink. I could do a Sunday five you know you are getting older when?Delete
I was there too. Mr. Hancock told me to make less noise.ReplyDelete
Did he catch you through paper-airplanes, before we knew what airplanes were?Delete