Sunday, March 25, 2018

History

1:24pm:
A subscription to Amazon Prime gives me access to the HBO Series
titled, "John Adams."

This excellent HBO production is a video showing the founding of the American Republic as if the viewer is actually there watching what went on some 244 years ago. The people who I only read about in history books come alive on my computer screen!

I am so very moved by this experience!


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    1. Hi Joan,

      Did you view the John Adams HBO videos? Best way that I have ever viewed history!

      George

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    2. Not yet though I can imagine how moving it was.

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  2. George, Have you also been reading about John Adams? If you have, you probably know that he died on our US Independence Day holiday, July 4, 1826. Adams had a very close friend; his name was Thomas Jefferson, and he visited with Jefferson often at Monticello in Virginia. On Adams' death bed, his last words were "Jefferson lives." Adams did not know at the time of his death that Jefferson had died a few minutes before him also on July 4, 1826.

    I've spent some time touring Jefferson's Monticello home, and it is quite modest compared to today's mansions you might have seen in California. A number of rooms in Jefferson's home is multi-purpose. For example, the family parlor doubles as a family dining area for meals, and meals are prepared away from the home in a cook house. I've never had the opportunity to visit Adams' home, but would like to.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      I had read before that John Adams and his friend Thomas Jefferson both died on the same day. July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the United States of America!

      You are fortunate to have visited Monticello.

      George

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  3. George,
    You might enjoy listening to the Jefferson Hour podcast https://jeffersonhour.com and/or The Ben Franklin's World https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/ podcast.

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    1. Hi Sail,

      Thank you so much for the URLs for Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

      I've bookmarked both!

      George

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