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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 11:00 pm
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Joined: Fri Jan 25th, 2008
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When my kids were little I took them to quite a few battlefields.  Their favorite was probably Pea Ridge.  It is relatively small and it is easy to visualize exactly what happened.

After a while they got tired of going and I got tired of dragging them along.  So I went into the "go alone" phase of battlefield visiting which I am still in.

But I do have a story that shows that sometimes it sinks in.  A few years ago my in-laws took our family and my wife's sister's family to Europe to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  We did the tour of northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.  On the plane home I asked my children what was the best part thinking it would be some grand castle, museum, city or something like that.  You know what their answer was?  "Going to see the battlefield at Waterloo!"



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