Monday, March 8, 2010

Jake’s tee-shirt should read: I reenacted the Boston Massacre and all I got was a tricorne hat and British coin.

On Saturday we took the kids into Boston to see a Boston Massacre reenactment.  Jake got to be one of the British soldiers.  Lizzy refused to be involved except for throwing a snowball.  I don’t think I even heard the insult “lobster back” cross her lips.  It was very amusing to hear the captain try to drill the “British army” into shape.  He finally gave up and said, “Well, I guess that’s they best we’re going to get.  Sigh.”

After the massacre they trooped inside to reenact the trial.  Bri testified for the prosecution and my poor husband (because I told the park rangers to ask him) testified as well.  Jake, along with the other children, would occasionally interrupt the trial with a spirited “That’s a bloody lie!”  And throughout it all I fed Will individual grape Nerds to keep him quiet so the trial could be enjoyed by all. 
We had lunch at Faneuil Hall where Lizzy was entranced by the man hanging upside down in a straitjacket.  And we stopped at Mike’s Pastries for cannolis on the way home.

 (Jake is third from the left.)

"The 240th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre had some little redcoats involved in a reenactment and mock trial of the incident which took place on march 5, 1770. They even had styrofoam snowballs. Real ..."

Note:  I edited the link so it should work now.  Sorry about that.


Eileen said...

That is very cool!

Life as the mother of 4 said...

It was, but I had to force the kids (Bri and Jake) to go.

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