Friday, September 08, 2006

So good they named it twice

So apparently it was on this day in 1664 that the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam, which was then renamed New York.

I've been working away on that short story I was 'practically finished' a week ago. Spent much of yesterday trying to find a suitable pope who had died of poisoning. It's fair to say I was off on something of a tangent.

Anyway, nearly there now, for real.

Have a lovely weekend :)

4 comments:

Don Amaro said...

Those Dutch .... you will find them everywhere! Oranje boven! Oranje boven!

Orlaith said...

Reminds me of a saying in Michigan: 'If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much!'

Anonymous said...

Or double Dutch?

Orlaith said...

:) Indeed it did belong to the Dutch twice. They got it back in '73, and called it 'New Orange'. Like that was ever gonna last...