Most of the readers here graduated High School and some went on to College. I was wondering the other day what subjects appealed to my friends. With me it was math and algebra. I did not attend long enough to study Trigonometry.
I was fascinated by American History, I could sit at my desk and wonder what Dan'l Boone would think if he walked out of the woods to see a highway with cars on it.
I did like English, but only the part of diagramming sentences. I liked that.
It is a wonder, but I was not deeply interested in geography. Maybe my ‘Inner boy’ wanted to learn it up close and personal, I have no idea. My parents traveled by car a lot, and I was always ready to go. Sister Shirl on the other hand would find a friend to stay with. She just did not care for long rides.
Even today at 79 years old, when I see or even start thinking of Maine, Texas, Arizona, Utah or Washington or Alaska I smile. My heart gets a yearning to be driving cross country. It has always been so, and sadly I KNOW those times are going to come to an end within the next 5-10 years. I think I am that wise. LOL
I am also smiling now because I heard my girl tell son #1 that maybe if he flew to Utah to see his son and granddaughter, maybe we could drive out and be there too! (There is always hope, huh?)
Side note: in reading the information on North Carolina I read of the company put together money to finance people to come to the ‘New World’ to establish colonies. I ask myself, in all honesty could I have left friends in England and took a ship to the new land? I think so, but I don’t know. What about you?
North Carolina Facts:
- 1602 - Sir Walter Raleigh sends Samuel Mace of Weymouth on a voyage to Virginia (North Carolina) to explore and search for survivors of the Lost Colony
- 1606 - 10 April, English investors form the London Virginia Company are backed by a royal charter to finance permanent English settlements in the New World
- 1609 - Henry Hudson (1565-1611) English and navigator explores the area
- 1691 - The area assumed the name of North Carolina
- 1653 - Nathaniel Batts ( 1620-1679 ) becomes the earliest permanent settler in North Carolina
- My Aunt Agnes and a new 1954 Buick Roadmaster