Why was I never taught THIS event in U.S. history?
I love history - at least, that's the story I like to tell myself. In reality, I also spent a great deal of my time ignoring the lessons of history...choosing instead to do whatever I could to get that grade...and I felt my instructors were on the same page - they were doing whatever was necessary to get paid. Teaching and learning failed...and I never learned about the Battle of Athens (until now). But then again, after reading this first part, I'm not surprised this (too) was swept under the rug as I kept hearing how great America is...how it's the best in the world. I had my doubts...I still have my doubts.
Yay!! You're back! OK then, you've got me hooked. See you next week. xox
Hi Mary - I LOVE the serendipity of travelling with an alert curiosity, and I love just as much your so engaging mix of the light and breezy and the deadlly serious. Looking forward to part two!
What a cliff hanger! Fascinating chapter in American history, and while disturbing your account is both illuminating and funny. Thank you - look forward to the next installment.
Aaaaccckkk - this is like those old-time radio shows that leave you hanging at the end of the show!
Can’t wait to hear the next installment - you have made it riveting!