The truth is that I never take Facebook quizzes. My Facebook interaction is basically fifteen minutes of scrolling, trying to catch up on grandbabies and puppies. So when I saw the quiz Which Founding Father Is Your Soul Mate? I thought I knew the answer. In my colonial fantasy world George Washington or possibly Alexander Hamilton always win my heart.
The result of this silly quiz has stumped me. I take the idea of a Founding Father as a soul mate seriously. I was a Political Science major in college, and we were required to read The Federalist Papers. Back then my federalist fantasies placed me with Alexander in his private library, an active listener to his brilliant thoughts on a centralized government. His ideas are still paparazzi worthy. After all, he has a Tony award-winning play and can really cut a rug.
But my thoughts of Alexander are a mere dalliance. The portrait Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze pops into my head. My family will tell you I’m obsessed with our first president. Why would a gentleman farmer and land surveyor leave his home to lead what would probably be a losing proposition? Because he’s the greatest American leader ever!
My obsession for George was realized when my daughter’s eighth grade class visited Mount Vernon. I could barely contain myself as we walked through the house, gazing upon his and Martha’s furniture, paintings, china. I wanted to lay a single finger on his desk, where books lay open as if he had just finished reading. I walked the property alone, and imagined him walking the same paths. I hugged trees. And after perusing the kitchen garden I found myself behind the mansion facing the Potomac, a glorious view. I sat on the grass and breathed. Eventually, my daughter joined me and asked if I was feeling calmer, “less mental.”
So how did I get John Hancock as my soul mate? I have a big messy signature. I’m a creative. I love color, laughter, stories, varied cuisine, fireworks, and a hound-dog named Rusty. More about him next month. As to this quiz… my attempt at guessing which boxes would win me a lifetime with one of my heroes backfired. At least I didn’t get Benjamin Franklin. We are definitely not suited.
My creativity will be bursting this month as there are many events going on at the Nordstrom 2016 Anniversary Sale. This a real sale with wonderful merchandise discounted before the fall season begins. For your convenience, I have given you a list of the events below. Contact me for an appointment at email@example.com if that is your preference, or be sure and ask for me if you attend any of these events. I look forward to showing you what a jewelry stylist worthy of fellow creative John Hancock has to offer.
7/13 — Nordstrom Rewards Level Four Access
Bony Levy Trunk Show Preview
My shift: 11:30 – 8:30
7/14 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
Bony Levy Trunk Show 10:00 – 5:00
My shift: 10:30 – 7:30
7/15 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
My shift: 11:30 – 8:30
7/16 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
My Shift: 1:00 – 10:00
7/17 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
My Shift: 10:30 – 6:00
7/18 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
My Shift: 1:00 – 9:30
7/19 — Nordstrom Rewards All Level Access
My Shift: 11:30 – 8:30
7/20 and 7/21 I am off
7/22 — Public Access to the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Lagos Trunk Show 10:00 – 5:00
My Shift: 11:00 – 8:00
7/23 — Public Access to the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
My Shift: 1:45 – 10:45
I do not have the rest of my schedule for the event, which ends on August 7. On August 8, all Anniversary merchandise will no longer be offered at a discount.
Hope to see you in July!