We just got home from San Antonio. I'd never been in Texas before and this turned out to be an educational experience.
I'd nearly forgotten about the stories of the Alamo. And, this story was a lot like the Spartans. 200 men fighting for Freedom against thousands of soldiers. The Alamo defenders were under-manned, under-armed, and under-equipped but they gave their lives for what they believed in: Freedom. Davey Crockett, "King of the Wild Frontier", was one of the men who fought and died defending the Alamo and now, in his honor, he has a street and a hotel named after him.
I'd totally forgotten that Davey Crockett was one of the defenders. We watched a fifteen minute movie about the Alamo and I found out that the freedom fighters were immigrants who came from all over including Germany and even Denmark to stand against Santa Anna and his soldiers of Mexico.
JUNE 1st - SCHMOOZE, 9:30 a.m. - noon ? Vancouver - Clark County Children's Writers and Illustrators Our next schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Cascade Park Library ? 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA. 98664. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vicki Lindstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org. ?
June 29, 2013 - MAKING YOUR FIRST PAGES SHINE with Chronicle Editor Melissa Manlove - this Rogue Valley Connection workshop is in Ashland. See website: www.scbwior.com/events for more details.
June 8, 2013 - Our FIRST SE PORTLAND schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Holgate Library, a branch of the Multnomah County Libraries. This is your chance to Meet and Greet the Co-RAs, ask them questions, and get acquainted with each other. We will meet in the meeting room at the Holgate Library ? 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Bloemen at email@example.com ?
SCBWI - The Great Critique - July 20th at Tabor Space
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