Monday, February 12, 2018

Angels in waiting

Hey there! Wanna look at a sofa?
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."

Not everyone thought Ethan Allen was a hero. The Reverend Uzal Ogden of New Jersey wrote in an obituary that "Allen was an ignorant and profane Deist, who died with a mind replete with horror and despair." 

To read about Ethan Allen (not the furniture guy but the patriot):