After discussing Civil War monuments in New York City, I recap an article by Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker in which he calls the Statue of Liberty the city's best Civil War memorial. A woman in my group speaks up.
WOMAN: I love history.
ROBERT: Me too. (So happy to find a kindred spirit.)
WOMAN: I really like that one when all the British came over here and tried to take over.
ROBERT: Um...the Revolution?
WOMAN: YEAH! THAT'S IT! We saw a video of that with the snow coming down. (Turns to fellow tourist.) Where were we? Where were we where they showed us the video of the war with the snow falling down?
FELLOW TOURIST: Mount Vernon.
WOMAN: YEAH! THAT'S IT! They showed us a video at Mount Vernon of the war with all the snow...
ROBERT: Valley Forge?
WOMAN: YEAH! THAT'S IT!
(Punchline: this woman grew up in Boston!!!!!!!!! where practically every field trip you take...oh, never mind.)