Posted by Bill R on December 16, 2000 at 21:41:10:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day (and this day in history....) posted by Dr. Uncle Mark on December 16, 2000 at 16:25:09:
: 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
Well now, Dr U.M.........the BTP was one of our HEROIC moments in history? Heroic you say? There is no greater patriot than I, but saying the Boston Tea Party is heroic is a bit of a stretch, don't you think? Yes, I suppose those treacherous wooden tea chests WERE quite combative and put up quite a fight against those brave SOL with only poor tomahawks and pry bars with which to defend themselves :) Not to mention how those several sea captains and watch standers posed such a terrible threat to an armed and angry mob. It was quite the grand statement I'll grant you, but falls a wee bit short of heroic, doesnt it?
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