“Once there were four lads…
and Ben [Franklin].
Oh yes, there was also Tom [Jefferson], but he was annoyingly independent and hardly ever around.
These lads were always getting into trouble for one reason or another. In other words, they took a few…liberties. And to be honest, they were not always appreciated.
This is the story of five little lads before they became five really big Founding Fathers.”
Looking for an entertaining book with a bit of history for children? Check out John, Paul, George & Ben .
Written by Lane Smith, it’s meant for ages 3 and up and has fantastic illustrations.
I am a historian, and spending so much time delving in to the past does mean that it takes me a while to “catch up” to the present. I am no Luddite, and I love technology; but, I admit, I am sometimes a “slow adopter.”
This is my first blog post (please be kind)!
Subject? Product reviews, contests, coupons, deals, family matters–and, when possible, I’ll be taking small nuggets of history and connecting them to the contemporary world.
Goal? To inform, entertain, and engage readers in conversation.
Inspiration? I am a member of @NescafeUSA Tasters, and their ‘Tools for Blogging’ activity really helped both inform and inspire me to get cracking on this.
Take a look through old newspapers at your local library--the stories may fascinate you!
So, stay tuned to this channel for more posts!