Posted by Dr. Uncle Mark on December 16, 2000 at 16:25:09:
In Reply to: Thought for the Day (and this day in history....) posted by The Huggy Merchant on December 16, 2000 at 05:38:22:
The quote is excellent!! And thanks for reminding me of this day. Boston Tea Party has always been one of my favorite "situations" of the pre-Revoluationary days. Along with many other bits of trivia, the number of tea chests thrown overboard (342) will always stick with my memory and I will probably be found blithering this number someday in the old age home!! The BTP was one of those instantaneous riots, unplanned, when the Sons of Liberty were together in numbers, being a wee bit tipsy, and decided to take the law into their own hands. Their "costuming" themselves as Indians was not so much to disguise themselves as it was a "let's dress up have some fun!" But, the BTP has gone down in history as one of our heroic events...definately an example of our independent American nature!! Pax Aye!
Dr. Uncle Mark
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