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Harmless Tea

On the dining room wall of my apartment is a cross-stitched picture of two ladies drinking tea. I don’t know where it came from; it was there when I moved in. It says the following:

May all loving friends

Be happy and free

In drinking a cup

Of harmless tea.

Every morning as I eat breakfast I stare at that picture and wonder “What does that even mean???”

We all know that tea is not harmless. Tea is a symbol of rebellion–our rebellion against the British. In fact, today is the 243rd anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Our Founding Fathers considered tea so dangerous that they destroyed a shipment worth an estimated $700,000 (in today’s dollars). Actually, it was the tea tax and the tyranny it represented that was dangerous. The protest against the tea lit a spark and less than three years later, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.

So is this phrase a Tory code? Perhaps they had a secret club–the opposite of the Sons of Liberty–and this is what they had to say in order to gain admittance.

Now I really want to watch Johnny Tremain.

 

What theories do you have?

 

Posted in Highlights of D.C., My Life

Highlights of My First 2 Weeks

My first two weeks in D.C. have been one new experience after another. A mix of the incredible, the frightening, the awe-inspiring, the blissful. Here are some of the highlights, in order of occurrence.

  • Eating Chick-fil-a: D.C. is not such a heathen place after all! Whenever Heritage hosts an event around lunch time, they always provide food. Amazing gourmet food as well as Chick-fil-a. The food Heritage serves is just another example of their excellence.
  • Visiting the National Archives and the National Gallery of Art: In my last post I described my reactions to the Archives. The art gallery was beautiful. I wish I had as much artistic talent as those painters have in their thumbs–God has truly blessed them. I wanted to jump into some of the landscapes like Lucy and Edmund do in Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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Quote of the Week #8

“Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country?  Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.”

                                                                                                                    ~ Rochelle Goodrich

Last Saturday I watched Disney’s Johnny Tremain. Presented were the great leaders of the War for Independence who believed their rights were more important than their duty to the English king. But what would their resolutions be worth if they were not backed by the militia?

Without our brave soldiers, we would still be under British control. Or Nazi. Or communists. Or terrorists. The very existence of the United States depends upon military protection.

Thank you to everyone who has served or is serving in our military. Your sacrifices are more than we could possibly repay.