12 September, 2009

As much as I converse with sages and heroes,
they have very little of my love and admiration.
I long for rural and domestic scene,
for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.

- John Adams

Fact: John Adams is my great great great (ish) grandpa.


shelly said...

I know this quote and have loved it! How could your mom-in-law not have known this fact about you?? You KNOW how much I love this stuff! Mom's side? Dad's side? Tell me more!!

Natalie. said...

My mom's side. I actually don't know exactly how the connection works. I know that my grandmother's (mom's mom) mother's maiden name was Adams. I THINK we're directly descended from John Quincy Adams. . . or something. I could be lying through my teeth right now. I REALLY don't pay attention to this kind of stuff; but I SHOULD!

mandy said...

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richie said...

NICE one. Should be one of those motivational posters in an HR office.

The Garner Family said...

I love John Adam's and I love this quote as well. Thanks for reminding me of it!

Annie Link said...

Oh how my heart resonates with these words.

(I'd much rather be in La'ie than Japan.)