Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I've been reading good things about the new HBO John Adams mini-series. Unfortunately, I'm one of the last few people in the country without cable, so I have to wait until the series comes out on DVD before I can see it. Hopefully it will be soon! I had cable before, but I cancelled it. That's a whole other post entirely.
Living in Massachusetts, and in Quincy to be exact, I was really excited to hear about the series. When you live somewhere that's a tourist attraction, you tend to not visit the place, because it's always there. Or at least, we assume it will always be there. On an unseasonably warm day this past fall, I visited the Adams home, which is located just minutes from where I live. I did the full tour, took a bunch of pictures and really enjoyed myself. Because of security issues since September 11th, we were only allowed to take pictures outside.
John and Abigail Adams exchanged many letters that have been preserved as part of the historical record and were used in making the movie. The US Postal Service has partnered with HBO in promoting the power of the letter.
I'm a big letter writer myself and think it's a wonderful idea. I mentioned this postcard swap that I participated in recently. There's nothing nicer than seeing a real letter or card tucked in between the junk mail and bills. Maybe you might like to write a nice note to someone on one of these cards?
If any of you are watching the series, what do you think?
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