Yvette and Edward took 14 minutes (for le quatorze juillet) discussing the Ionic columns. "Surely they wouldn't be as great without the egg-and-dart ornamentals," Yvette mused. "Perhaps," paused Edward, "but I still prefer Corinthian." A wide-eyed Silus shook his head and mumbled something about being imprisoned.
The Pantheon and The Rotunda. Penny found a precarious place and thought about the balance between independence and freedom.
minister to France; Penny has a weakness for polymaths, in general.
coffers above T. J., the boys thought about "tyranny over the mind of man."
author of The Declaration of Independence?
The University of Virginia? Did you know T. J. was a botanist, an architect, and started the Library of Congress with his own collection of books?
The colonnade was perfect for Huckle Buckle Beanstalk and rounds of Frère Jacques.
Roman and Edward tried identifying the typeface used on the wall panels throughout the memorial. Do you know what it is?
To avoid another world war, the girls took their squabbling — about who T. J. liked more — outdoors. They conceded to share liking privileges, which granted them each cooing rights whenever they visited. T. J. approved of their resolution method: good debate and discussion backed with reason.
As the Troop made its final rounds around the memorial, they felt T. J.'s firework-phrasing sink in. Maybe it was an unseen jet stream or maybe it was the timely, echoing words, but the flight home seemed less strenuous and more like a pursuit of happiness.