One of the things I love most about Washington’s military family is that it primarily consisted of a handful of incredibly talented, intelligent young men. That being said, they were all in their early-mid twenties, and if you think that somehow means they weren’t rowdy frat boys, you have another thing coming. Some things I would love to see discussed:
What exactly Tench Tilghman meant when he said all of the aides were really (and this is not an exact quote) “close in their quarters.”
That time a bunch of them bathed in the Raritan. ‘Nuff said.
How many/which of them attended Steuben’s pantsless flaming shots party, and who got their hair set on fire first.
Who made up the most ridiculous stories, especially when it came to their, uh, conquests.
The one who got in trouble for accidentally swearing in front of Washington. Twice.
Nights spent around a fire drinking and swapping dirty jokes.
In regards to the above, the person who thought putting ink in Hamilton’s tea was a good idea and had to deal with both him and Laurens until the stains finally came out of his teeth.
I know there was a war going on, but you can’t tell me those boys weren’t being, well… boys at least sometimes. Most of these aren’t canon. Regardless. Talk about this with me.
There are probably a gazillion other authors who I owe gratitude to, and I’ve forgotten them, and I’m sorry. But to the ones I have included here, thank you for creating the characters and books that I love.
From the top:
Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle) JK Rowling (Harry Potter) Diana Wynne Jones (The House of Many Ways, Howl’s Moving Castle) Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, Georgina Kincaid Series) Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices) Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss) Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House Books) Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl)