Many of you know that I am totally consumed with Williamsburg, Virginia, and the historical events that occurred there during the 1700s. When I walk down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and see the character reenactments, knowing this is far better than it was then, I wonder just how they survived during those times. I love the glamorized version in movies and in plays, but truth be known, it was difficult!
From a woman’s perspective, being dressed in all the layers of clothing in a world without air conditioning is beyond me. But when you don’t know anything different, you are likely accustomed to the heat. In the winter, they could at least build fires to keep warm, but I dare say they were probably freezing during those months. When I stroll through the town, the little fence-lined gardens beckon me to stop. I think about the growing of food in this strange land they were in and how medical care was scarce.
The American Revolution and, ultimately, the signing of the Declaration of Independence took an enormous amount of commitment—a total commitment—from resettled people from England. I can’t even imagine the sacrifices that were made to form this country, our country.
Our country is still the place for me, and Neal and I want to see all of this country we can. There are some charming places undiscovered by us that I hope we find in the future! If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear from you! Please share some wonderful little cities and towns that you love. What makes the place special to you?
God bless our land and this country. May we always respect each other, love this country, and look for the good in the world around us.