Saturday, December 18, 2021


I knew about this statue by the Museum of Art but in the back away from the hurly burly that so clogs the single winter entrance to the building. To be honest, it's actually the old front doors to the musem which are barred in winter.

I refer to him as a local but I don't think he ever stepped foot west of the Ohio and never visited the 500 acre land grant that Congress awarded him after his service during the Revolution. It was located a little south of here in Dublin, Ohio. Still it was worth the walk to get to see the monument that the Poles of Cleveland erected in 1905 to a hero of both Poland and the U.S.

He had a quirk he got from somewhere when he was young and never lost it. You can see it here in the letter he wrote to his friend Thomas Jefferson.

I think he was an incurable optimist. On the other hand, although he tried and tried, he was never married. Still, I think it would be nice if we still educated our young citizens as he asked his friend to see to the education of those he would set free.

1 comment:

jakeblade said...

My first ship, that being the USS Wadsworth FFG-9 is now in the Polish Navy, PN 273, the ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko.