Fighting For a New Country


Tonight’s blog is coming from Mama Watson. Our troops are exhausted. We have drilled and been disciplined by Continental Sergeants as new subjects in the continental army. We have given our oath of allegiance and have agreed to serve for 3 years or the duration of the war. We were given $10 to enlist and we have learned that as individuals we are nothing but together we can be as strong as a brick wall. Our platoon had difficulty learning how to stay together so we had to drill and stand at attention. The sergeant showed us absolutely no mercy because our lives depended on us being one cohesive unit.

We don’t know how long this war will last, but we are committed to preserving posterity (our future). The sergeant dismissed us and it was none too soon. It was so nice to enter the 21st Century and board our bus to come back to the comforts of our hotel room.

PS. Things are much more relaxed in the 21st Century. There are very few places where we are expected to be absolutely silent, without wiggling, without moving, needing permission to scratch our heads or nose, and having to give up our individual rights and freedoms. I’m thankful for those who did give up their lives so we can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

PSS. No photographs will accompany this post. We were trained under the cover of darkness so we did not tip off the British Army as to our location.


2 responses »

  1. I remember that training. And I remember my panic when our troop leader fell over ” dead”. And we had to keep on marching, right over him!

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