Not for a drink but for more stories about rocks and stones. For time to explore and time to ponder the meaning. Do you have stone stories, carved in stone stories, stones throw stories? Add them in the comments box at the bottom of this post.
Story of a Strong woman in stone ( and I meant the pun) she sent six of her sons to the cause of the American Revolution and son Nathan Hale became the first American spy to die in service ( his statue in CIA headquarters) "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country". This stone at her home on South St. in Coventry, CT next to the Nathan Hale Homestead Museum.
This quoted section from the Sons of the American Revolution website will entice you to read more about Nathan Hale:
Hale asked for a Bible, but his request was refused. He was marched out by a guard and hanged upon an apple-tree in Rutgers’s orchard. The place was near the present intersection of East Broadway and Market Streets. Cunningham asked him to make his dying “speech and confession.” “I only regret,” he said, “that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
More on Nathan Hale :
Safety is being high up to see an impending attack, with time to prepare. Being closer to your God may mean climbing a stone face to a summit. Together they are the historical view of colonial Norwich CT., Meetinghouse Rocks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwichtown
http://www.norwichchamber.com/visit So many stories in that old town.
This would be a fun image to base a story around, There were three streams channeled to the drinking trough and all flowed every day, except..... go ahead finish it! ( you can put a answer in the comment box if you choose)
The Fountain of Peace is a Canadian Project to gather stones and stories of the world, read more at: http://www.fountainofpeace.com/stonesstories.html
Could a stone and story post be finished if it didn't include Stone Soup?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_soup , take it a step further with these printable resources from Scholastic : http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=39415
Stone Games? Again it is the after school kids whose favorite game Mancala goes on the road with us to a picnic in a state park. Children have played with stones for all of time I believe.
Earlier Historical posts:
and just for fun...