Sunday, June 14, 2009

Out-and-about again

Just came through the weirdest 'cold' I have ever had. Sore throat for 1 day, dry cough for a day and a half, 4 sneezing fits, 1 nose-blow, and a general malaise for 9 days. Not sure what it was but glad to have it over and done.

My oldest daughter and her children came into town for the weekend with hopes to visit historical and scientific sites. One visit we made was to the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond VA. It is well worth a visit if you want to learn about an wonderful woman who used her intelligence to improve the lot of her family, race and city. The site is well maintained and renovated, the staff are eager to show and tell about the site, and most of the artifacts in her home are the actual furnishings, etc., that she accumulated, lived with, and used. Her story of personal triumph and tragedy is inspiring. We were enthralled.

One visit we did not make was to Hollywood Cemetery. My 10-year-old granddaughter said she does not like dead people. Her 5-year-old sister said she likes dead people. "They're nice." My daughter and I agreed that some are nicer than before.

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