Friday, February 20, 2009
Officially a Virginian? 51/365
Last week I obtained my Virginia driver's license and today I received my Virginia license plates. I guess it's official - we're Virginians (that doesn't really sound right, does it?). Just look at the number of plates one gets to choose from. This is one window full of options. There is another one with just as many more options in it at the opposite entrance. We chose the Jamestown option because we recently learned that in 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of the James River, earning the distinction of being America's first permanent English colony. I still wonder why children are taught that the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock were the first American settlers.