joy magnetism: Smallest in size, biggest in heart...or religion, as the case may be




@Joymagnetism, now on Instagram!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Smallest in size, biggest in heart...or religion, as the case may be

Magnet #230 - Joy in Rhode Island

So, today in 1635, Roger Williams (the founder of the first Baptist church in America) was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony - something about speaking against authorities looking for punishment of religious dissension and confiscation of Indian land.

Roger then hooked up with the Narragansett tribe, and founded what eventually became the state of Rhode Island. Well, actually, first, he settled a bit of land and welcomed all dissatisfied Puritans... I do love that he thought it was a sign from God, and he named his settlement Providence.

For some, RI is a pitstop along the 95 corridor between Connecticut and Massachusetts. And for others, RI is famous for its playground of the rich - Newport - where all the uberwealthy have their summer cottages, etc.

For me, it's both. Oh! And it's home to the second most fun city name to say: Woonsocket. C'mon, say it with me: Woooooooonsocket!
Pin It!

2 comments:

GoldenGait said...

You can't tell us Woonsocket is the second most fun city name to say without letting us know what number one is!!

:-)

joy said...

Hahaha. It's Lake Tonowanda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tonawanda

Say it with me,
Lake Tonnnnnawaaaaaaannnnnnda!