And that should be a great start for a new week for all of us, eh?
Those who know me also know that I have a fondness for history, especially the Colonial American history. Because of that, I never tire of learning about the beloved General’s life. If we don’t know our history, we won’t know where we are headed. My belief remains steadfast… generations – ours and upcoming – need to learn real and unbiased history, and the General’s life is a great place to start.
Click here to see how well you know about General Washington quiz. I scored 93% — so obviously I have more learning to do!
Click here to read some interesting facts on General Washington.
Click here to read about the day set aside to remember the General’s birthday.
And legend has it Lady Washington had a Japanese Fruit Pie (a staple at the Ivory Spring household) made for the General for one of his birthday. Click here for the recipe.
Over the years, I have thought about words I would use to describe General Washington. This year, my words to describe him are understated elegant. I have been reading up on the General’s life as a designer and architect, and his pursuits of things artistic this past year, and one thing I came away with was that General Washington was a man of details. His keen interest in details reflect him as a complex man, with lots of depth, but never ostentatious nor tacky — just elegant!
What one word or words would would you use to describe the General in honor of the day set aside to remember his birthday?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely week ahead. Those who are stuck in the deep freeze (like me!), do stay warm and safe.