Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Castles, Knights & Pirates

We have been learning about our family ancestors for quite some time now. One of the more FUN facts we have learned is that we are direct descendents of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Now that in itself is pretty cool, but it's his FATHER who really interests my son. Not only was William Penn's father a real knight... but he lived in a REAL castle. (no, not every knight did!)

Even that pales in comparison to our newest discovery though. Henry Morgan (yes that one - the pirate) first sailed under Admiral Sir William Penn... one & the same. I currently have one extremely excited little man running around the house literally screaming, "My great-grandpa trained a pirate! A really real pirate!"

Okay, so maybe pirates weren't the greatest of characters. And we HAVE talked about some of their less-than-savory habits. But let's face it, pirates are COOL right now... and my lil man has some serious bragging-rights to share with his friends tomorrow at church.

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