Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our Founding Fathers

Have you watched this DVD or read the book? I read the book, John Adams by David McCullough a few years ago and watched the shows too. A week ago we decided to watch them again. We like to watch TV for about an hour in the evenings so this worked out perfectly. Each show is about an hour and there are 3 DVDs (7 shows). 


If you haven't seen it I would highly recommend it. 

 It's not easy to be reminded of the hardships our country endured to ensure our freedoms but we can all be very thankful for our Founding Fathers and the sacrifices they made.

A quote from John Adams on Wikiquote, 

 Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.
  • Letter to Abigail Adams (27 April 1777), published as Letter CXI in Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife (1841) edited by Charles Francis Adams, p. 218 
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God Bless America!

26 comments:

Sandy said...

I am going to have to check the DVD's out or Netflix or something like that, because I love history and I hate TV. My hubby is a TV watcher so this would be a nice change.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks for the DVD review. I wonder what our founding fathers would think of our country as it is now. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Arlene Grimm said...

We saw 1776 last year to celebrate Independence Day. I loved the song, Sit Down John. John Adams was certainly a force to be reckoned with!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've just spent an hour grazing through Wikiquote. I didn't know it existed. Very cool.

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, Diane, I've watched John Adams. It's a great reminder of so many things (and people) we can be thankful for, ones we seldom think about. We take so much for granted.

Debby Ray said...

That looks like a great series. Jim and I both enjoy historical programs and such! Thanks for sharing!

cucki said...

Great post
Love and hugs x

Linda Walker said...

Yes, we saw that and we both enjoyed it very much! My husband read the book but I have not!

Hope you aren't overly hot! We were earlier in the week but it is gorgeous here today! Sending hugs!
Linda

Inger said...

I will watch it on my Kindle soon. That is a powerful quote. We really need to think about those people and what they went through more often than most of us do. I read a book called 1787, about the framers of the constitution. There they were, meeting in Philadelphia in the summer. Dressed the way people dressed back then. I thought about that, in addition to all they accomplished, they were dressed like that in the heat and humidity of an East coast summer. They met, they hammered it out, they negotiated, they compromised, and they got it done. It's a powerful book and a remarkable feat.

podso said...

That's a good quote. Yes we've seen the dads--excellent!

happyone said...

Yes, I have read the book and have watched the show. I too thought it was very good and enjoyed it a lot.

Gordon said...

Do you have to be American to appreciate that quote ?, I don't think so, beautiful.
Take care, Gordon.

Janey and Co. said...

My husnabd and I have been enjoying Netfilx series. We just watched Anne With an E and can't wait for the second season,

Susie said...

Diane, You know how satilite TV works(doesn't ) when it rains. Some times we pop in movies to watch during rain showers. This would be a good one. Blessings to you and your sweetie. xoxo, Susie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I have always wanted to read this book and just never got around to it. I need to make a point of it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased to read you enjoyed this.

My good wishes -
Have a Happy Friday and a good weekend too-

All the best Jan

Karen Ann said...

Watched the show... Amazing!! I think I would have picked up and enjoyed and remembered history so much more if we had gotten a chance to learn it by watching this!

Mildred said...

Thanks so much for the reviews. I think we will like the dvd's. Wishing you a pleasant evening.

Vee said...

Sometimes the way things are going one wonders what the founding fathers would think. This quote gives a lot of insight. We can't drop the ball now...

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never seen this movie, Diane. There's not much good on tv these days, and this sounds like a good one. Thanks for suggesting it. : )

Have a nice rest of the week and weekend.

~Sheri

handmade by amalia said...

I've read the book - I didn't know there was a show as well.
Amalia
xo

Cherdecor said...

Thank you so much for the review. We will have to add it to our viewing list. Stay cool!

Gina said...

Diane, I've not seen John Adams. I will check to see if its on Netflix. We really enjoy the TURN show on AMC. The new season starts tomorrow. It is about the Revolutionary War era. ♥

Rose said...

At least sounds like something we would like...there just isn't much on TV that we like to watch these days...

Terri D said...

We own the DVD set and have watched them all three times. I have not read the book. Excellent.

Carla from The River said...

I am adding it to our Watch List. Thank You!
Carla