Do you know whose words these are? And whose (kinda sorta) flowers these belong to (if he wasn’t dead)?
Technical difficulties this week have frustrated any attempt to post my current D.C. Top Ten Memories. By the time I get around to recalling them, they might just be a distant memory…! Plus…kitchen renovation has begun…and that just means I’m discombobulated all over again.
More soon :).
Thomas Jefferson! Thanks for sharing those quotes… been a long time since I’d read them.
our country needs someone with that right now
Thomas Jefferson, Daddy D and I are planning a trip to his home very soon.
Okay, not to be a pain in the you-know-what, but didn’t Jefferson have slaves? Maybe I’m wrong.
But this I know, Jefferson wasn’t a Christian. He was a Deist. He literally cut out parts of the Bible he didn’t like, namely, all the miracles.
Just looked up the slave business. He owned 200 (inherited from his father and father-in-law) and freed 7.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I think he was a great man. I admire him. Without him, who knows if we’d be the United States.
But he didn’t serve the God I serve. He had a different religion.
Nice pics 😀
Nan, you win the prize :)…want an apron or something?
Pamela, you can’t help but come away inspired by the amazing words uttered on behalf of our country centuries ago (etched in stone and marble on every memorial and monument)…I wonder if they sounded as beautiful then (at least to me) as they do now.
Heather, you…a pain? I don’t think so. Nothing wrong with sharing your thoughts (actually, I prefer a dose of reality)(history likes to whitewash and soften our heros, huh?). I agree…as I looked at his property, it was clear there was no way he could’ve maintained it apart from his slaves. I cannot understand how the bondage of people was ever justified, in the name of God or otherwise. I guess the only way to do so WAS (is) to be a deist…
…think I’ll look into that a bit more…
Debbie, I giggled at your comment after Heather’s reality check…:).
woohoo! I knew it was TJ!