A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

First in war, first in peace, first entrepreneur.

At Mount Vernon this morning. I've been here a few times before but I learn something new each time.

Thing one--Mount Vernon had a dung repository. Yup, it's exactly what you think it is.

Thing two--the term "sun up to sun down" -- slaves referred to it as "can see to cant see."

Thing three--the exterior color of paint at Mount Vernon is white but it turns tan with the addition of sand to give the wood a sandstone effect.

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