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Who was Daniel Boone – From the Lady Cave

And here is another person my 30 year old friend didn’t know…

So let’s start with this, have you ever watched (or read the book) “The Last of the Mohicans”?

This is one of my top 5 movies EVER! The main character is based loosely on Daniel Boone. Oh, Daniel Day-Lewis be still my heart! “Stay Alive! I Will Find You!”

There is alot of fact and legend surrounding DBs life. You can read more HERE about his very adventurous life.

For me, just reading about him makes me want to learn more about North Carolina, Kentucke (original spelling before it became Kentucky), Virginia, West Virginia and Missouri.

Funny how educating yourself leads to more knowledge.

Who else might you want to know about? Or is there a place you are curious about? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see about it.

Who was Benjamin Franklin – From the Lady Cave

What prompted this topic was a discussion with a 30 year old…

Not only did they not know a pickle was a cucumber, they had no clue who Benjamin Franklin was and why he was so important to the creation of America. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

This person thought he was a President because he was on the $100 bill. 🀯

Here is a link that will help inform or educate you on Who Ben Franklin was and how he became a key negotiator in our becoming The United States of America.

Over the summer we went to Washington DC and I picked up a little book of quotes by Ben Franklin.

Here are a few famous quotes:

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?

Day 18 – 30 Day Writing Challenge

  • 10 Facts about yourself
    • I have an obsession with Rocks.
    • I like books, a lot!
    • Reading about History is important to me.
    • crocheting is therapy.
    • learning stuff can be fun!
    • I dislike the word “Can’t”
    • My favorite saying “Improvise, Overcome and Adapt”
    • My favorite color is Pink; but when I was a kid it was purple.
    • I drive a motorcycle named Aengus.
    • I have a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a Minor in History.

Day 10 – 30 Day Writing Challenge

  • Write about something for which you feel strongly about.
    • I think part of what’s wrong with our kids these days is they haven’t learn enough about our history. I think putting all the focus on Math and Reading has done them a disservice. I have noticed that the millennials just aren’t sentimental towards the older people in their lives. They rarely see the importance of listening or reading about where they came from. Their eyes seem to be totally focused on the horizon. I mentioned in a previous post about history repeating itself. Teaching the importance of knowing our history, social studies and civics can only round out their decision making in the future. I see young people that just disregard historical places for instance, they have no memory of anyone talking about or showing them why these places are important. We need to round out what our kids are learning to include our History of the US, past and current Wars and how all of this effects our future. I think we can all agree that what you do today does have a ripple effect on our future. I am reading a book called “Whoever Hunts Monsters” and the first chapter takes place in the 60’s and 70’s; oh my goodness it is so parallel to what’s happening today in our world. But those turbulent times are not taught to our kids. Dare I say, if you are willing to give kids a choice way before they should (in my opinion) then they should be able to understand our past. Shielding them from ugly truths is not conducive to a healthy society in the future. What are your thoughts?