Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle


Hi everyone!  I’m sorry my post is late today, had some appointments this morning.  How’s everyone’s Friday going?

Have you ever heard the song, “Yankee Doodle“?  It’s a funny sounding song that has it’s origins sometime during the early parts of colonial American history.  The tune for this song frequently get’s stuck in my head and I’ll find myself sometimes whistling it, and I’m sure our founding fathers probably wouldn’t care for that.

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I often wonder if our founding fathers could talk to us now, what would they say about the state of things today?  What would George Washington tell the newest Presidential candidates about running a country? (Honestly, I’m often curious if they are watching from above and shaking their heads at us.)  Do you think that Benjamin Franklin would have gotten along with Steve Jobs?   It would make an interesting lunch, I think.

One of my favorite periods in history is the beginning of our nation.  I loved studying Colonial America because I think it was a brave time, where a lot of different choice could have made a huge impact on our reality today.  If I could use Bill and Ted’s time machine, I would head back to watch the Continental Congress and hopefully get a chance to speak to people like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. (My geek side is showing here.)

If you could borrow the time machine, what time in history would you visit?  Who would you like to talk to?

6 thoughts on “Yankee Doodle

  1. I often wonder this same thing – what on earth would they think of the state of the earth?! I think I’d like to visit a time when there were hardly any people, and possibly in a culture who have a good grasp of medicinal herbs and a deep understanding of nature. Native Americans perhaps! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    1. Oh, that would be fun! I love studying about herbs and learning from early Native Americans would be so cool!

  2. Gosh, I would have no idea, but is this a one time offer or could I pick and choose like Bill and Ted did?

    I think I would be quite selfish and go back to all those gigs I missed where the band/singer no is no longer, or the ones that were amazing but I couldn’t get tickets. With 2016 having seen off some of the musical greats already I think that would be a good use of a time machine for me!!

    Mars xx
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  3. I think I would visit ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. The mythology of those time periods is so fascinating to me. I would also like to visit with the apostle Paul. I think I could use a good talking to from him now and then!

    1. Ancient Egypt would be a fun one, but I’m thinking I would need the cloak of invisibility just in case. 🙂

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