Judith Thomas e-mails,

Is it possible for you to put on your blog the article you read a few years ago re: what happened to the signers of our Declaration of Independence? I would like to share it with family and friends. It is truly remarkable and sad what those men sacrificed for the freedoms we are able to enjoy to this day.

Rather than posting that oft-emailed piece, I’ll link to Snopes’ investigation of its claims, some of which are true, some false.

I’ll also suggest checking out the movie version of the great Broadway musical “1776,” which gets an annual viewing in my house. Here’s an op-ed I wrote 3 years ago about a controversy that cropped up around showing that movie in school.