I miss the days when George had a special day all his own. As a student of history, I know George was our first president...and, for the most part, did a good job. As a Virginian myself, there are parts of my state's history that trouble me greatly. That said, Mount Vernon is a wonderful place to visit. Within the last decade, a museum was added to the property and it is spectacular...George's teeth are there!
When people tell me they are going to D.C., I always recommend they go to two places that are often over looked...Ford's Theater and Mount Vernon. I am sure the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are top spots for visitors to D.C....and they are magnificent...but Ford's Theater and Mount Vernon...these two great men actually walked these sites...and died there as well. They are history!
The silhouette above, along with it's mate Martha, was a wedding present to my parents. They have hung in every house my parents owned...and now hang in mine. I've added a few to the group as well.
And for those of you who have never been there...a few photos of George and Martha's place on the Potomac.
Annie's companion, Clancy, has been with her for twenty one of her 25 years...he goes everywhere she goes!
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
Enjoy the day,