An Afternoon With the Sons of the American Revolution

I spent the afternoon with the Continental Congress Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at the York Country Club in York, PA.  They invited me to speak about Philip Vickers Fithian and The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

My favorite moment of the afternoon was when a woman seated next to me during the business meeting leaned over and whispered:

I can trace my ancestry to 17 soldiers who fought in the American Revolution.  How many Revolutionary War soldiers are in your family history?

I answered:   “None.”

The look on her face was priceless–as if I was somehow an imposter at this event.

Nevertheless, it was a fine afternoon with a very engaged group of American Revolutionary War buffs.  Thanks to chapter president Joe McMullen for the invitation.