Excellent story, Gryph. I was moved. I wish my high school textbooks could have been written in this manner -- I definitely would have taken the lessons to heart and retained them.
I think I know more about (and care more about) UF history than I do US history... Funny, that.
Thanks for sharing and making my Friday,
"I believe that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
Then find someone whose life gives them vodka and have a party."
--Ron White, stand-up comedian.