Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WITHOUT COUNTRY


Happy 4th.

Outside in the neighborhood there are fireworks everywhere. 

Family.
Home.
Country.


If these were denied, could you still be?


David has been searching for a movie, he saw in the past, titled 'The Man Without A Country'. He would like to watch it again. I haven't seen it.  He found an audio recording of the book of the same title by Edward Everett Hale.

This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. 

We listened to it Monday night for Family Home Evening. 
It is less than an hour and a half long, and riveting.

I recommend it highly.

An American Army officer curses his country during a court martial and wishes to never hear of it again. That becomes his punishment. He spends the rest of his life on board a ship at sea. He is basically a 'free' prisoner but in that one way - all references to the United States are kept from him.

Some streets here have a flag at every house! 

IMAGINE!

What would it be like to have no home?
No Country?