Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I went to this lecture reluctantly. It was titled SHAY'S REBELLION and I had no idea what it was about. DH loves history so I went along. I am so happy I did.
The speaker is from Mississippi and needless to say he does not speak the way I do. I was thinking I will never understand this man. He is a retired physician and he is knowledgeable on many subjects.
He had put a presentation together and he intended to use the internet to demonstrate it and to show photos.
Alas the internet was down. He was totally organized he had notes on what he was going to say and he had them on his computer. That goes to the big video screen and even though there were only words on the screen his descriptions brought the history to life.
I could not believe a history lesson would ever have produced so much laughter and feedback. He said he thinks history should be fun and he had so many anecdotes about the constitution and the founding fathers even I came away with more knowledge.
DH and I sat quite close to the speaker, needless to say he had constant comments about the English, done quite deliberately to make us part of this whole presentation. He and DH had a constant banter going at one point and the rest of the audience were in stitches with laughter.
DH thoroughly enjoyed himself. He had to go for his prescription an so we went home without our usual walk . We all plan to walk the rail trail tomorrow, so long as it is not snowing or raining heavy.
I love my Wednesday walks so I am off for my evening walk now.
Pat in Maine. ( Maine was originally part of Massachusetts) I knew that because when DH and I were naturalized that was one of the questions they asked me. It came up frequently in the lecture this morning too.
I just wish it would warm up in Maine right now, I want my Daffodils to open with the Azaleas in bloom. Purple and yellow my favorite color combination.