Oct. 21st, 2006

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Just got back from visiting the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth. Lovely little house and the woman who gave the tour -- who's also president of the Weymouth Historical Society -- was a delight to have for a guide. She told us this funny story about how the ladies in the Historical Society were experimenting with writing with quill pens, and how it was a minor miracle in some ways that Abigail and John Adams were able to stay in touch during John's long absences from home, tending to the matters of breaking away from England and founding a new country, since the mail took so long and -- our tour guide's own words -- "They had to write with those shitty pens". That got all three of us laughing, and my crazy father latched onto it and used every oppurtunity to break into her guide spiel with a mention of "those crappy pens".

I have to admit that Abigail Adams is one of my heroes and a true example of a real feminist. She wasn't out to conquer the world, but she helped maintain the world and give the guys fighting the Redcoats and the Founding Fathers at their meetings and whatnot something worth going to all that trouble.

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