A Teapot for a Tea Party

Tea anyone?

April 15th seems a most appropriate day to share a beautiful Cartwright Bros. treasure. The antique blue and white teapot with it’s crazed finish reflects the years of use by Eliza Greever (Gregory) Davidson, my great grandmother 1857-1922. She grew up in Clear Fork, Tazewell County, VA and married Erastus Granger Davidson. I just imagine that she made tea for her family and guests, serving it in this very piece. These things take me back to a time I never knew; does that make sense?
Remember your history class and the famed Boston Tea Party?

On December 16th, 1773 American colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest an oppressive tax. This act was one of those leading up to the American Revolution in which many of our ancestors fought.

April 15, 2009
With all respect, please realize that our forefathers gave too much for our freedom for us to roll over, play dead and give it all away without a whimper. Oh you daughters and sons, let your voice be heard today in peaceful objection.
The theme of the tea party today, is “Rally Against Generational Debt”; we are calling for tax reform on all levels of government, and we will especially be protesting locally the stimulus and bailouts at the federal level. Protecting the financial future is the least we can do for future generations?
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