Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18th

On the 18th of April in 75....

Yes, Paul Revere rode today warning the people of the coming British in 1775. This little poem always reminded me of the coming of someone else.

In 1926 Edward Lee Fuquea was born someplace in Ohio. The youngest son, the baby, the one that went away.

My father was raised in the back woods of Georgia and he finally returned there many years ago. I think he was happy there, don't really know, never asked. Long story that most of you know. Now he is in a nursing home there where he turns 82 today, hope someone visits.

That's it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One if by land, and two if by sea,
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm. . .

I grew up in one of those Middlesex villages and Patriots day was a bid deal. We would go to reenactments of the the first battle at Lexington Green and then on to the Bridge in Concord. It made history very real and interesting. If you are ever in that neck of the woods go to the Concord Bridge, Lexington Green and while you're in the 'hood check out Walden Pond and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

. . .And best wished to your Dad.