Sunday, February 12, 2012

Angels in waiting


Ethan Allen, U.S. patriot and leader of the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolution, died on this day in 1789.

Allen's last words (on his deathbed, in response to a doctor who told him, "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you."):

"Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait."