Saturday, February 6, 2016
How accurate is history?
I read an interesting article the other day about Paul Revere. I questioned myself as to whether or not he said, “The British are coming…the British are coming,” when warning the townsfolk, or did he simply yell out, “They’re coming — they’re coming!” What was I really taught?
It was fun reading about him. I remembered that Paul Revere was a Bostonian and a silversmith’s son who did that type of work as well. He was quite a rebel that Paul! Around 1773 he was involved in the Boston Tea party and became a courier delivering information to the colonies in the northern sector. (You knew that.) 🙂
I learned that he probably didn’t say, “The British are coming…” because those living in the colonies were British; they wouldn’t have know who he was warning them about! My “research” revealed that it was much more likely that Revere hollered out, “The soldiers are coming…” OR “The redcoats are coming…” from atop his horse.
I vote for “The redcoats are coming…” What do you think?
BUT, I digress. This is NOT a historical blog, although I’m sure the colonists probably had diabetes too. Now that’s something to research.
Instead, my WARNING to all of us is, “VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING…Valentine’s Day is coming!” This “holiday” is the worst for me — maybe even worse than Halloween. They are everywhere, in every store, ranging from HUGE red hearts — almost life-size, down to tiny, child-sized boxes chocked full of delectable chocolate delights. TORTURE! They’re wrapped in shiny satin or glistening cellophane calling out to us.
I’m serious. Enter any store and the display will smack you right in the face. BAM!
RUN, like the wind — you can do it! Avoid making that purchase, at all cost. No good will come from leaving the store with the red heart in your hand. For that matter, you know it’s not really good for your heart. We’re not talking about a square of dark chocolate (that some are claiming is actually good for us). NO WAY, I’m talking about that big red heart that’s filled with irresistible shiny, chocolate bonbons, or mouth-watering chocolates in all shapes and sizes. My blood sugar is rising, just talking about it.
So, my friends, this Type 2’s advice to you is RUN, RUN LIKE THE WIND. You can do it. I’ll be right next to you. You’ll be proud of yourself!
Tune in tomorrow to discuss the alternatives —
For now, RUN!!!