I was tagged by Joanna last week and am trying to get caught up on my blog posting. It's been far too long since the last one. The tag was a MeMe! Here are the rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences on your blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.
Would you believe that I am in my office at work and I don't have a single book in here? I just went out the door and got a book sitting on the table outside my office.
From South Carolina, An Illustrated History of the Palmetto State by Ernest McPherson Lander, Jr. and Archie Vernon Huff, Jr.
In April 1846 the Mexicans obliged by attacking one of General Zachary Taylor's patrols in the disputed territory along the Rio Grande. Administration forces immediately introduced war resolutions in both houses of Congress.
In the Senate Calhoun and a few others pleaded for more time, for more discussion, and for a cleared picture of events on the Rio Grande. An administration steamroller crushed their amendments, and on the final vote of 40 to 2 Calhoun abstained.
I bet that got your morning off to an exciting start! I know it did mine.
I am tagging the following people: