Sunday, March 6, 2011

I can't help it; I was raised in Texas.

One hundred seventy-five years ago today, this place became hallowed ground:

(Copyrighted photo by Daniel Schwen)

You can read all about it -- probably more than you care to -- here.

And if you do, you will know who this woman is:

8 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

Ah! A sad day, indeed. But, wait until April 21!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

It's Suzanna Dickinson isn't it? Wasn't she in "Charlie's Angels"?

rhymeswithplague said...

Pat, indeed! San Jacinto!

Yorkshire Pudding a.k.a. Pud Thai, that was Emily Dickinson in Charlie's Angels, I think. Nice try, though.

John Gray said...

i would not mess with her!
she looks like she could wrestle a moose
who is she?

A Lady's Life said...

Mrs Lincoln????

rhymeswithplague said...

John Gray, she was married five times; she wrestled with several moose. See answer to "Who is she?" below.

Lady's Life, no, not Mrs. Lincoln, but just as formidable. She is Suzanna Dickinson, survivor of the Battle of the Alamo, who, along with William B. Travis's slave, Joe, was allowed by General Santa Ana to go to the town of Gonzales to warn the other Texans that it was futile to resist his army.

Putz of Utah, you assumed something that is not true. I was not born in Texas. I was raised in Texas, my family having moved there when I was six. I was born in Rhode Island. I don't know how I can make it any clearer than that. Never assume.

Snowbrush said...

I have happy memories of San Antonio because I courted Peggy there. I also have happy memories of the Vicksburg battlefield and even of your own Andersonville Prison Camp because they too were places I went with Peggy. Funny how the scenes of one generation's nightmares turn into places where later generations go to pass pleasant afternoons, maybe with a picnic basket.

P.S. Next time you're in the area of the Alamo, you should go down to Goliad, which was the site of another massacre.

Putz said...

i just assumed you were born in texas