Sunday, November 22, 2009


In Toobworld, everybody has a story not seen on screen - and that includes the extras.

I thought of this while watching "Take The Southland Stage", an episode of 'Daniel Boone'. The clerk at the Hotel Adelphia in Philadelphia had a Germanic accent, which could be heard distinctly as he asked President John Adams (travelling incognito) if he needed a cab.

Because of events within the episode, it had to be taking place in October of 1800. (More on that in a future post.) So I'm thinking that it's possible that nearly thirty years before, the clerk arrived in America as a member of the Hessian troops that came to fight in the Revolutionary War. After the United States gained their freedom, this soldier must have stayed behind in the New World and eventually found employ at the hotel. It could even be that he was working at the very establishment that he owned.....

This is all conjecture, of course.


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