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For the last few years, I have been posting short "bubbles" on Bublish.com, detailing idea origins and background information for my books. To date, I have acquired nearly 300,000 hits on my Bublish account.
I decided to make videos of these "bubbles," which expand on the information presented, and show video bits and pictures. Enjoy!
Below are two songs performed by Dorothea Jensen, mezzo, and Virginia Eskin, pianist, at the New Hampshire State House on Lafayette Day, May 20, 2019.
"Carrigain's Poem", sung to the melody "Scots Wha Hae Wi Wallace Bled." (Download the lyrics here.) was composed in honor of Lafayette's visit to Concord, new Hampshire on June 22, 1825. In it, New Hampshire was referred to as the "Granite State" for the very first time.
Dance Music played at the
Perkins Tavern Dance
I asked two friends, Sienna and Sara Larson, to record these dance songs. (In some of them, I play the piano, too.) This are to give you an idea of what Clara heard and danced to at the Perkins Tavern.
VIDEO BLOGS, ZOOM CALLS, SPEECHES
Clara's family has a pair of oxen called Humpty and Dumpty that pull plows, wagons, etc. Here is a team of oxen pulling a cart at Old Sturbridge Village.
When I was there recently, I asked one of the costumed interpreters there what an ox is, exactly. He told me that it is a steer (castrated bull) that has been trained to pull ploughs, carts, wagons, etc., that is at least 4 years old. Before reaching this age, it is simply regarded as a trained steer.
As you can see by this video I took at OSV, oxen are NOT built for speed, but are very strong!