"IN THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 10, 1836, A BALL WAS GIVEN IN HONOR OF DAVID CROCKETT IN BEXAR, Texas. It is Antonio Menchaca, who in his “Memoirs” gives us the source to the history of this event. Menchaca tells that he on February 10, 1836, was invited by officers to a ball given in honor of Crockett and was asked to invite all the principal ladies in the city to it. Menchaca, Crockett, Bowie, and Travis all attended, while Seguin and Neill were not present. While at the ball, at about one o’clock a.m. of the 11th, a courier sent by Placido Benavides arrived from Camargo with the intelligence that Santa Anna was starting from the Presidio de Rio Grande with thirteen thousand troops, ten thousand infantry and three thousand cavalry with the view of taking San Antonio.
Benavides’ letter, which was in Spanish, was given to Menchaca as Colonel Seguin was not present. Bowie who understood Spanish also read the letter, and called Travis, who was busy dancing with the most beautiful lady in San Antonio. Travis came and brought Crockett with him. Travis said it would take Santa Anna thirteen or fourteen days to get here, and he suggested that they continued the dance and make provision for their defense next day. The ball continued until seven a.m."
My attention was also drawn this morning to these other news stories:
Joel Osteen and Oprah Teach New Age Magic
Monday Feb.8, Michelle Obama's Dance Class At The White House Was Peak Black Girl Magic
Super Bowl: Beyoncé pays tribute to radical islamic Black Panthers group
Katie Holmes dances like Beyonce at the Super Bowl during her late night interview with Jimmy Fallon
Very clearly, the black panther dances at the Superbowl,
Katie Holmes dancing,
Michelle's black magic dances,
Joel Osteen & Oprah's black magic,
Mardi Gras yesterday in New Orleans,
the Alexander Hamilton Hip Hop plays,
Plus the forehead markings today on Ash Wednesday,
are all working black magic spells over America.
Yet, all the people want to do is dance.
While the armies gather.