saturday 9


1) Are you eating anything as you respond to these questions? nope

2) Paul Revere and the Raiders performed in Revolutionary garb. Have you ever worked at a job that required you to wear a uniform? yes--I had forgotten (or repressed) until I got thinking back through my work career

3) The "Paul Revere" of Raiders fame was born Paul Revere Dick in Boise, Idaho. What else is Idaho known for? they have always been Maine's potato rival

4) The original Paul Revere was a silversmith by trade, known for making church bells. Can you hear church bells from your home? yes, there are four churches in my immediate neighborhood

5) In April, 1775, Paul Revere literally rode into history when he galloped into the night, spreading the word that "the British are coming." Name another Revolutionary War-era hero. Nathan Hale

6) Historians tell us that Revere's famous "midnight ride" actually took place between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. When is your usual bedtime? during the school week I head to bed at 8-ish to read, during vacations anything goes!

7) Earlier this year, officials from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts uncovered a time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere and Gov. Sam Adams. It included coins and newspapers. If you were to bury a time capsule that reflects American life in 2015, what would it include? I would put in things that don't need electricity, so they can be deciphered

8) Will you attend a fireworks display during the 4th of July weekend? I will avoid them

9) What's your preferred way to celebrate Independence Day -- a parade, a picnic, or both? picnic or cookout


CountryDew said...

I think the "no electricity" thing is quite important in a time capsule. I mean, what good would it have done to have built a building in 1984 and put in a floppy disk? Nothing could read it 20 years later.

I am Harriet said...

We had our first apartment in a neighborhood with a lot of churches. The bells were really nice to hear.

The Gal Herself said...

Dammit! I hadn't thought about the "no electricity" thing. But as books, magazines and newspapers disappear, I wonder if the idea of time capsules will, too.

Terri D said...

I'm sure you are right about putting items that don't require electricity into the time capsule. Good thought!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Great answer about the time capsule inclusions. I'm staying in, too. Too much hassle.