I was all set to post the third installment of my FoundingFathersPalooza—an exploration into how I conceived, researched, and wrote Those Rebels, John and Tom, my book about Adams and Jefferson. And I’ll post the final installment next month.
But something wonderful happened a few days ago that fits in so nicely, I couldn’t resist talking about it. You see, in a couple of weeks, I get to meet John and Tom.
I’ll be participating in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s “Presidents’ Day Family Festival” at the JFK Library in Boston, on February 21st.
And John and Tom are going to be there!
OK, technically, John Adams will be played by Thomas Macy and Thomas Jefferson will be played by Bill Barker – but take a look at the links. Don’t they look fabulous?! Both men are real history buffs and I know will do Adams and Jefferson proud.
We’ve been doing a bit of emailing, setting things up. Under the signature line for Thomas Macy’s emails are the quotes:
"Querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams."
- Benjamin Franklin Bache
"I'm not crippled." - John Adams
And Bill Barker signs his emails:
Yr' hm'bl sr'vt,
I think this is going to be fun…
I am geeky excited. For someone who spent over a year working on the book, this is the next best thing to a time machine.
If you will be in Boston on Feb 21st, please join us, won’t you?