Friday, January 21, 2011


Today's Four Questions Friday asks about history.

1. What piece of history is your favorite time?

2. What did history teach you?

3. What is the most haunted historical place in your opinion?

4. If you could go back in time, which era would you like to go to?


Milton Trachtenburg said...

My favorite time is the sixties. It was a time of great hope and a start to addressing the inequalities of society. It was also a time of brewing war that would tear the country apart and sidetrack the great society programs before a fair test could be presented. The mixed bag of music from the start to the finish of the decade diaplays the turn in the mood of the country.

History taught me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I lived through a time of assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Less than 2 weeks ago, another lone nut with a gun tried to alter history. Nothing changes except the lives of those affected. The rest of us are left simply lessened by the experience.

I do not believe in haunts. I grew up in olde Philadelphia where I walked the same streets as had Ben Franklin, George Washington and bought orange drinks and hot dogs from the Nedick's on the first floor of the building in which Tom Jefferson had written his drafts of the Declaration of Independence.

I felt a sense of being a part of that wonderful time expecially when I went to Independence Hall and touched the liberty bell. Back then, the public was trusted with the great symbols of our nation.

If I could go back in time, I would go back to six o'clock this evening when I brought home two new plants which I set on our deck so they join the view of the ocean from our living room. I do not have to go back. I carry all of history with me in the present.

I look forward to tomorrow. There is no end of mischief that I plan to get into ... while working at my keyboard. Well, my characters will get in no end of trouble. I'm looking forward to dinner with my wife. It is designer pizza night at Spris. If you are ever in Miami Beach, it is a "gotta go to" place.

Phyllis said...

1) I don't have a favourite time aside from the present. My lifetime has included some of the most earth - shaking events in history and some of the most disgraceful events in history.

2) I agree with Mr. Trachtenburg here.

3) Ghosts ? I have a VERY good reason to believe in the possibility of them.

4) Would not want to go back. The present is more than sufficient
challenge for me !!