Father’s Day & Hallowed Ground

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Guys! I was over the moon with excitement this week!

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

And you won’t BELIEVE what happened to me.

Journeyers, I was invited to join a tour of the grounds where Mark Twain produced some of his greatest works.

I WAS STANDING ON THE VERY SPOT WHERE HE WROTE HUCKLEBERRY FINN, TOM SAWYER, AND MANY OTHERS!!!!
This is THE SPOT where Mark Twain’s writing study sat
 
I accompanied a group of students who were on a special tour of this secluded and privately owned spot.
I have a full post planned for this little adventure, a brilliant stroke of luck I managed to find my way into, but since today’s Father’s Day, we’ll keep this one short.
The children on this trip were given shirts upon which they could write a quote from Twain’s repertoire.
I especially loved this one.
“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it”
Samuel Clemens writing as Mark Twain
 
I surmise Fathercould just as easily be substituted.
(and given that it’s a day to revere and honor and dote on our male role models, we’ll leave the clueless jokes for another day…)
Happy Father’s Day, Sam Clemens, one of the greatest literary fathers of all time and a devoted dad who adored each of his four children.
Happy Father’s Day,  to my dad, a man whom I might have given a great deal of trouble to, too. Yet a Father who loved me despite it all.
Happy Father’s Day, Warren, one of the greatest dad’s of all.
Happy Father’s Day to all you delightful dads out there!
 
ps Cue theme from Twilight Zone!

We were watching a rare daytime movie, Hansel & Gretel, while I finished putting this piece together. The film ended just as I published this piece. Warren began channel-surfing and declared, “Oh, look, it’s an animated Adventures of Mark Twain. Doodoodoodoo…



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