The Adams Family!

Trip Start May 25, 2014
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Trip End Jul 09, 2014


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I wasn't intending to write up anything on Boston, but after arriving in Washington this arvo and having had a bite to eat, decided to do just a brief note, but it probably wont be of much interest to all.  (We did our meeting prep on the train - how thankful for tablets!)

On the news tonight there was a tornado warning for Virginia and West Virginia to he south and west of here.  A while ago there was thunder and wind but no rain, which is forecast for the next couple of days.
 
Boston features fairly heavily in the history of the US, as some (?) Of the signers of the Declaration of Independence came from here - John Adams the second president and his second cousin Samuel Adams became a governor of Massachusetts.  You have probably heard of the Boston Tea Party - here is a cut and paste about it. The issue was that Britain was taxing all the tea coming into the colony, and the colonialists didnt like it as they had no representation in the British parliament.
The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston"[2]) was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as American Indians, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history, and other political protests such as theTea Party movement after 2010 explicitly refer to it.

Anyway back to Boston.  There is a lot of history here, and some iconic old buildings.  There is a tour which you can do by yourself with a brochure giving a brief explanation of the various historic buildings.  With brochure on hand you follow "the red brick road", a double row of red bricks embedded into the footpath leading from one site to the next. It is called "The Freedom Trail".   You can't get lost, but man you can get tired.   Helen and I caught a cab back to town. Some of these were old but well preserved churches have a strong connection to the independance movement of the 1700's. (Rev 18 of course)  We had a look through Paul Revere's house - that was interesting with all the 1700 furnishings and accessories.  Cobblestone streets outside.
This historicÓl struggle shows the truth of Jer 10:23 doesnt it. Men say they look to God but by far the mÓjority do  not recognise or support his governmental authority. In thr past as is is today religion supports govt rathr than God. Interesting how he views it.  Poeople need to check out
What the Bible sys on jw.org.  Well time enough tday,  Catch you later.  Trust all is well.
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Symone on

Hi Guys, enjoying the blogs, a bit concerned about your sudden interest in American History, come across any Blacks yet?? Surely there are some in there somewhere...

Neil on

All this fun and now a beer. I think we will have to form a commitee when you get back

Peter Qld on

Boston. They tossed tea into the water, bet if it were barrels of ale there would have been a different outcome.
Is the harbour water still tea-black?
Black tea?

johnfblack
johnfblack on

Sym: Met a sister on the stand today who said that her CO was named Black, maybe a distant cousin? Neil & Pete: Will stick to the black tea in future.

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