So…today was Hair Day! We take our 1 hour and 1 minute drive to Skippack so that Lauren T. can trim, tame and finess our hair! My hair is now shorter in the back and longer on the sides and looks like I actually have a style. All of my chemo curls are gone and my hair is totally straight again. It’s thinner than it usually is…I normally have really thick hair…but that’s because of the chemo I am getting now…hopefully I only have two more treatments. I am thankful for just being able to keep my hair during treatment…so thankful. I used to wish that my hair was less thick…but…I have learned to just be thankful for every little gift. Hair…health…life…sigh!
In case you haven’t noticed…there has been an abundance of Panera’s commercials on TV this week. So…all I wanted for lunch was either Panera’s Tomato Soup or their Cheesy Broccoli Soup. But…we drove past a tavern with an overflowing parking lot so we turned the car around and went in. It’s called the Black Powder Tavern and of course it has a connection to George Washington and the two other gentlemen I have shown below. The Black Powder Tavern was in use in 1746. Apparently they made lots of war plans there…secretive plans. We had Grilled Salmon Salads that were excellent! Thank you, George!
These two dudes were George’s Besties! The came up with secret war plans and clever tricks! George really got around!
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
My enemy’s enemy is my friend. As long as we were sticking it to the Brits our friends the French were willing to lend a hand. The young Marquis De Lafayette was befriended by General Washington and they remained life long friends. A member of the French aristocracy, Marquis de Lafayette was well schooled in strategy and was a great contributor to the victories enjoyed by the Continental Army that led to our Nation’s freedom.
FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN
Also around the table leaning over battlefield plans was Baron von Steuben. This Prussian born military officer not only was an essential advisor to the father of our nation, he wrote the book that was used to train our troops for the next fifty years. His advanced battle field sensibilities and strong sense of discipline instructed our troops on how to gain an advantage even when out manned or out gunned.
While the troops hunkered down for the winter at nearby Valley Forge, General George took important strategy meetings and knocked back an ale or two right here at our old tavern…the Black Powder Tavern.
This Tavern had lovely rooms and tons of IPA beers. And lots of paintings of George!
Off to read…