Dear Miss Adorable…The John And Abigail Adams Love Story Continues

By Don Vitale I hope you don’t think that my previous post recounting John and Abigail’s letter writing was the last word on the subject. Good Godfrey, friends, we could shoot the breeze from now to eternity on that subject. Yessirree, that post was merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. John and Abigail Adams […]

The One Thousand Letter Love Story

By Don Vitale Did the Man say one thousand one hundred and sixty letters? Look, can’t we just call it an even thousand? Your nodding says “No.” Okay, one thousand one hundred and sixty it is. We’re talking letters, folks. Letters that John Adams and his wife Abigail wrote each other during their lifetime. Impressive? […]

Nathan Hale – An American Hero

By Don Vitale During the years of the Revolutionary War if you were a spy, you were the lowest of the low. I mean, we’re talking turncoat or at the very least, a member of the criminal class. Not to mention someone who’s unreliable and dishonest to the very core. So how does it happen […]

Ben Franklin’s Son Sides With Great Britain – Says NO To Independence!

By Don Vitale I guess you thought all of our colonists….in those early days….were of the same mind.I mean, about separating from those nasties in the mother country.  That all of our men, women and children were ready to do battle. Sorry to say otherwise, good friends….but that’s not exactly how it was. Sure, the […]

What Happened To The Midnight Ride of William Dawes And The Lights In The Tower Paul Revere Never Saw?

By Don Vitale As students we have all thrilled to the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride through the Massachusetts countryside warning the colonists of the impending British Army. It was a clear cool night on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere, one has to say, wasn’t the only patriot who mounted his horse that night […]