The Six Dancing Princesses (and of course, the two Prince Charmings and the King and Queen) arrived safely home in their handsome coach (a.k.a. our magnificent white E350 fifteen passenger van) after braving the dangers of falling ice and the snow covered roads. We spent our glorious Saturday in Arlington Heights where we had the pleasure of attending the Liberty Day Event. Departing the McDonald palace around six thirty Saturday morning, we arrived at the Christian Liberty Academy shortly before ten o'clock. We had a delightful time learning from the lectures presented by Doug Phillips and Bill Potter. It was splendid to visit with old and new friends alike, allow ourselves to get wrapped up in the reenactment of the 2nd Virginia Convention, and we almost keeled over dead laughing when the Erberauntey Singers performed their rendition of the song Revolutionary Tea. Clothed in the Colonial era, we had a fabulous evening joining in the festivities of our nations liberty. For those of you who were not able to attend, you have our most sincere pity, and we do earnestly hope to see y'all next year.
Thank you, Erber Family, and also to everybody else involved, to make this possible.
Caleb does not appear in this family portrait, due to the fact that there was an urgent call to arms to fight the Lobsterbacks. So, without hesitating, our dear brother kissed us all and bade us farewell and joined the militia.
The Erberauntey Singers performing The Young Volunteer.
This picture might give you a clue as to why we almost died laughing. This other picture I have of the Island Queen's daughter is rather blurry, but hey, I was laughing so hard, it was kind of difficult to hold the camera still...
Prince Charming...his name explains it all. ;-)
"Caleb had gone for a solider..." Our other Prince Charming...marching away to certain death...we were so proud *wipes tears from eyes* He came back due to a war wound...a rip in his stockings.
The determined look on the face of this fierce warrior would have made the enemy shake in their boots and then they would realize..."there ain't room in this country for the both of us..."
We hope that by visiting the Liberty Day Foundation website, you will be encouraged just as we were to remember our founding fathers, carry the torch they have passed on, and stand firm for the truth as we ponder the words so well said by Patrick Henry...
"We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."