Monday, September 23, 2013

Ask a Slave...

Gotta say, I love this new series on YouTube.  I knew some guys who were historical interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg and you would not believe the dumb questions they get.













Meet Lizzie Mae... She's hilarious!  And this is surprisingly educational, too...

I used to live near Mount Vernon.  Now I wish we'd visited when we lived up in northern Virginia.  

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  1. We were there two years ago to see my sort-of cousin before he was depoyed. he was at yorktown, which is a stone's throw away. I thnk I may have seen Miss Lizzie, although I could be wrong. It was a great site. There are some stupid people out there.

    Once when we went to see the same guy in the summer a year or so earlier, we went west to Monticello while he was working during the week. the tour guide for our tour was an african American. some guy about 40 or so who didn't have apparent cognitve delays asked the lady if she'd been one of Jefferson's slaves. She stood and stared at him, dumbfounded. At Monticello, the tour guides weren't role players or anything of the like; they just provided information and answered questions. my mom and dad walked up to the lady and quietly apologized for the idiot's stupidity.

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  2. Yorktown is not quite a stone's throw from Mount Vernon. I grew up just over the river from Yorktown and it's a few hour's drive from Mount Vernon, which is near Washington, DC. You might be thinking of Colonial Williamsburg, which IS very close and also has character interpreters. I used to work in Williamsburg and I knew a few of them. They were interesting folks.

    I haven't been to Monticello in many years. Of course, growing up in Virginia, it was on the field trip list fairly often.

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  3. I meant Yorktown is a stone's throw from Williamsburg, where we went. I reread that and saw that I was very unclear. We did Mount Vernon on the same trip that we did Monticello.

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    1. Virginia is a hotbed of history. It's a nice place to be from.

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  4. I love living near the beach, and I do like California's diversity, with Yosemite National park, a beach, LA, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, or even Death Valley if you're into it, which I'm not,although it's pretty cool for one sate to have the nation's highest and ,owest elevations. Still, with what traveling we have done (I've hit 43 states, I believe), my two favorite, in no order, are Virginia and Maine, with Colorado being a close third. I would think a Maine winter might be tough to take, (and a Colorado one not exactly a walk in the park).although I prefer coastal Maine, and it's not quite so arctic there.

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    1. I love Maine. Bill took me there for my birthday a couple of years ago and I saw a dear friend I knew in the Peace Corps. It was cool in June, though! I might prefer that to the blistering Texas heat. It's getting better around here now. Should be nice next month.

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