Frontier Former Editor

March 15, 2006

Daughters of the American Revolution and other unmentionables

Filed under: blue-haired old bats, doomed to repeat, dumbasses, immigration, old times, societal niceties — Frontier Former Editor @ 9:50 pm

As a newspaper editor, I certainly believe in allowing everyone in the community a chance for their voice to appear in their hometown paper.

That said, some voices need to take a break.

Case in point: The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Once upon a time, when covering a DAR event, the high DAR priestess remarked to me that my surname made it obvious that I probably had no ancestors in the colonies during the Revolution.

I replied, helpfully, that actually I did have an ancestor in Virginia during the Revolution, but that he was repatriated to Britain after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.


  1. Baloney! There is no “DAR Priestess” and if there were, she wouldn’t discourage any potential members. We are proud of being the largest women’s organization in the world and we did not get there by insulting potential candidates.

    Comment by Margaret Frost — September 23, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  2. While I’m sure the DAR has done several good things, you probably ought to go out and see what some chapters do.

    By the way, witty one on the ‘potential candidates’ reference.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 23, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  3. Dear FFE

    Intriguing that you had an Ancestor in the Middle Colonies during the … err … Washingtonian Misunderstandings

    Does this mean that he fought in the British Army … perhaps as a Hessian ??

    I don’t think any Eagles at that time favoured ( …err … favored) taking tax resistance to such lengths

    It would be interesting to have his perspective on the American Revolution !!

    Yr obedt servt etc

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — September 23, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  4. He was Welsh and in the British army at Yorktown.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 23, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

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