Day Two: A quote from Abigail Adams

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Picture  from wikipedia article, in the public domain.


Yesterday I started the three quotes in three days challenge.  Today I’m going back two centuries to post a quote from First Lady Abigail Adams.

I want to thank Laura at  Laura Bruno Lilly: The Journey Continues for nominating me.

The rules of the challenge are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for three days.
3) Each day nominate three new bloggers to take part.

Abigail and her husband John Adams were physically separated for many  years, first when he was in Philadelphia at the Continental Congress, and then in Paris and London.  She stayed back in Massachusetts raising their children and managing the family farm.Abigail Adams

They wrote many letters to each other  during these separations.  She chided and encouraged him and urged him to support women and their concerns.  John went on to become the first Vice President and the second President.  Abigail Adams gave him advice on political issues and her letters serve as an important document of the period.

The Founding Fathers laid the groundwork for our country as it is today.  Living in a free society we forget sometimes that it started with war and turmoil and uncertainty.  Americans in the late 18th century didn’t know if they would live or die, or even if they would win the war.  In honor of those men and women and the sacrifices they made, I chose this quote from Abigail Adams:

“If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve”      Abigail Adams

My three nominees for Day Two are:

David at  once upon a .406
Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower, and
Leigh at Simpleigh Organized

See you tomorrow!

And here’s another one.  I know it’s “one” quote  day, but I was watching CNN’s coverage of the campaigns and I couldn’t resist.


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