You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,—
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

Excerpt from Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Trivia:  Casualties of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Colonial minutemen?

British soldiers?


Someone was caught lining their pockets with tea from the “party”.  Though I do believe participants should remain nameless…..this culprit should be revealed.

This week’s trivia:  Who was the guilty man!



Yankee Doodle Trivia

This week’s trivia from Constance’s Corner, Boston Local:

Bostonians are heated when it comes to the Massacre on King Street so, wisely, the 14th and 29th Regiments have sailed out of town to an island in Boston Harbor.  Name that island/fort.

Good day, fellow Patriots,

Constance of the Cobbler Shoppe

Navigation Acts

Letter to the editor of the Boston Local:

British control of our trade is not new.  We have suffered under the Navigation Acts for a hundred years.  Thankfully the mother country was too busy fighting wars in Europe to enforce these trade laws:

1. Only British ships can transport imported and exported goods from the colonies.
2. The only people allowed to trade with the colonies have to be British citizens.
3. Commodities such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton wool which are produced in the colonies can be exported only to British ports.

Now Britain is back to enforcing these unfair “only” laws.

I’m for fair trade with all countries and may even stop importing items for my cobbler shop.  Thank goodness I have a good local tanner for leather.


Cobbler Shoppe

Trivia:    When did Great Britain first impose the Navigation Acts on our colony?