June 7, 2013. San Jose, California. This evening Dave and I attended a potluck dinner and BBQ with couples from my book club. After dinner I led a review and discussion of the book John Adams, by David McCullough. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. It was a lot of work for me, personally, to get through the book because it is so long and so dense. Reading it, I hung on to every detail and attempted to absorb and comprehend the characters and the time period in their fullness. I now have an even greater respect for John & Abigail Adams and the Founding Fathers of our nation. For John & Abigail Adams especially, the sacrifice was great despite the thankless job it was the majority of the time. If ever I were to describe a man possessing model integrity it would be John Adams.
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