SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH.
REMEMBERING THE ALAMO!
180 years ago today a small
band of men were wiped out trying to
defend an old mission in Texas against
some 5,000 Mexican soldiers. No. I did
not actually cover that story.
Yesterday people in Lewistown in Central
Pennsylvania gathered around a monument
to pay tribute to three Mifflin County men
who traveled to Texas to join the fight
for Independence and died at the Alamo!
In fact there were 15 Pennsylvanians
at the Alamo. And one other who was sent out
of the mission before the final battle to search
Even if you never heard of any of those
brave men you should have seen at least one
of about a dozen movies about the battle
featuring big stars like John Wayne and Billy
Bob Thornton taking turns playing Davy
Crockett who died there along side Col
William Barret Travis and Jim Bowie.
Recently I mentioned the Alamo to a young
lady at the Check out counter of a local pharmacy.
The stunned look on her face reminded me of the
time I gave another clerk a five dollar bill and a
quarter to cover four dollar and twenty five cent
bill. She would have been OK with just the five
because the computer would have told her to
give me seventy five cents in change. I guess
history, like math, isn't what it used to be.
Good thing I didn't mention anything about
the Agnes Flood or the Knox Mine Disaster. I
suspect, even through they were in this young
lady's back yard, she wouldn't know much about
That's too bad! They say if we don't learn from
history we're doomed to repeat it! And I'll bet both
were "good students" too!
Hope you Remember The Alamo, give the right
change, and that all your NEWS is good!