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Lecture day today. We had a great time, the speaker is a comedian for sure.


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. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/11/2012 10:00PM

    that sounds like ana wful lot of fun. I hear so many fun stories about families skyping.

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CHALLENGER15 4/11/2012 9:01PM

    Pat, I cannot wait until the next commercial to ask Dr. History [aka DH] if he knows that Maine was once part of Massachusetts! LOL It sounds like a wonderful presentation; I would have loved to be there.

We planted a couple of azaleas yesterday here in SW Missouri. The little town where we live has designated a weekend as our Azalea Festival. I suspect a decade from now it will be really neat.

[I just got to ask DH...he did NOT know that! :-)]

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/11/2012 3:48PM

    Sounds like a wonderful lecture and that everyone really enjoyed it. I love yellow with purple too or with blue.

I like pink, blue, purple, and white together.

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RD03875 4/11/2012 3:00PM

    Sounds like you had a fun day!

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EGGBASKET1 4/11/2012 9:50AM

    HIS PRESENTATION SOUNDED GREAT ! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BEEN THERE ! I DO AGREE WITH HIM THAT LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN !
HAVE A GREAT DAY, PAT.
HUGS...EGG

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/11/2012 8:13AM

    I am not a big history buff but I think if it had been taught like that I would like it more. I'm not good at memorizing dates/places/names and that's all it meant to me when I was in school. Hope you get your walk in!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/11/2012 12:23AM

    I love history! The older I get the more I like it! Especially when it involves the geography of an area with it! I love purple and yellow flowers too. Throw in some red and I am a happy gardener! I just got the most beautiful red geranium hanging pot! Love it! I would love to try azaleas - they seem to grow good here in FL. So maybe I might buy one and see how it goes. Hope your weather warms up soon and stays that way. No more snow!!!
Glad you had a great time at the lecture! Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/10/2012 11:35PM

    I love a good presenter. I hope it warms up tomorrow Pat. It finally warmed up and stopped pouring here. Enjoy your walks.

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