|Napoleon Bonaparte – Italian Crusade – Rallying his dejected soldiers.|
Every year on the Monday of the Victoria Day weekend, some friends from the library put on a “Porch Play”. The family (mom, dad, and two daughters) prepare and present a play for their family and friends. This year marked their 8th anniversary. I have been privileged to attend three of these plays. The first year I saw their performance; they presented select scenes from Shakespeare. Last year, they presented a silent film play (think of Charlie Chaplin). This year, they presented 30 speeches in 30 minutes. The speeches were selected from a book of great speeches throughout history and ranged from Socrates to Abraham Lincoln to Sir John A. Macdonald to Samuel Clemmens (aka Mark Twain). Some were serious and others hilarious. I think they did an excellent job and hope to be able to join them again next year for this creative entertainment.
|Sir Winston Churchill – and his cigar|
|Abraham Lincoln – famous Gettysburg speech which includes the words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,...” This speech is now one of Lincoln's most well remembered.|