The D.A.R.-lings

Actually by Arthur Guiterman

Curator’s Comments: This Saturday, October 11th, is the 124th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We present the following poem in honor of their birthday.

The D.A.R.lings

chatter like starlings

telling their

ancestors’

names,

while grimly aloof,

with looks of reproof,

sit the Co-

lonial

Dames.

The Cincinnati,

merry and chatty,

dangle their

badges and

pendants;

but haughty and proud,

disdaining the crowd,

brood the

Mayflower 

descendants.

 

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About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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