Mudcat Café message #251743 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22936   Message #251743
Posted By: katlaughing
04-Jul-00 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Willie-O & Micca....LMAO!!! I love it!!

Jeri, sure am glad you aren't in the middle of that now!!Since you are in New England, next Fourth, if you can, go down to Old Deerfield, Massachusetts, and watch the parade, etc. The whole village is authentic colonial homes, some private, some open to the public, and teh parade features a bang-up fife and drum band, as well as many otehr authentic units. When we went one year, my brother was with us. He had a pretty uncanny experience, almost like a "flashback", had a vision of the "real" battles, etc. going on. In that moment he *heard* a new piano and wound up rushing home to write his "George Washington Piano Sonata". Old Deerfield has quite a history and is a good palce to visit anytime, but esp. on the Fourth.

Alice, we had snow the last Fourth I was in Wyoming, in 1983, before we moved to New England! But, we were up in the Big Horn Mountains, trying to camp out! Still it turned out fun, we drove down into Thermopolis and went swimming at the hot springs!

Oh, and Jeri, the HearMe thing is a great idea! This January 1st my stupid neighbours shot off their guns...we are all hoping they won't feel the need tongiht, but flak jackets are at the ready!**BG**