Monday, March 10, 2008

Power of the Pen

I'm sure historians bemoan the use of email. Think of all the wonderful things we've learned about our ancestors from their letters. To our descendents, we won't even be a flash in the cybersphere! When I was at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, I found the most marvelous letter. It was a fan letter to Henry Ford reading "Ford has got ever (sic) other car skinned and even if my business hasn't been strickly (sic) legal it don't hurt eny (sic and more sic) to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8." And as one to whom a fast getaway was important, Clyde Barrow knew what he was talking about!

The Henry Ford Museum is full of interesting items -- not just car history -- including the bus that made Rosa Parks famous (or visa versa), George Washington's camp bed and the chair Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot. If you're anywhere near this great museum, do not miss it.

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