Saturday, September 15, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Boston History: Day 3: Part 3: Misc. Photos

Tom at the Old State House
Here are a couple of other photos from our quick walk through part of Boston. We stopped by the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre site.
Old State House

Some History for you:
Boston Massacre site
The Boston Massacre - called the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others. British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. Amid ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment. He was eventually supported by eight additional soldiers, who were subjected to verbal threats and thrown objects. They fired into the crowd, without orders, instantly killing three people and wounding others. Two more people died later of wounds sustained in the incident. For more on the event, visit:
Tom says hello to a dachshund

A Boston Dachshund Hello - Next to the Old State House on a bench we ran into a older man who was playing a string instrument as a street entertainer. He had a long-haired dachshund with him on a bench, and or course we were drawn to the dog. We stopped by and chatted with him and made a donation. We learned that he adopted his German Dachshund directly from Germany. He said that it's relatively easy to adopt dogs like Dachshunds and Weimaraners from Germany. Interesting!

To FOSTER or ADOPT a Dachshund, go to the rescue we work with: Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue:
Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (CCDR) is a National Non-Profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing needy Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes from coast to coast.  CCDR has been very successful in achieving the goal to find loving families and forever homes for the dogs we've taken in. If you would consider adopting a dachshund and would like more information, please click here. You will not be sorry!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next