Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Amish women's clothing. They each have a color of dress. The girls wear a white pinafore when they are married. It will not be worn again until burial. They wear a black pinafore after they are married. It is done up with straight pins not buttons. They wear a white organdy cap over their hair. The hair is never cut and worn parted in the middle and rolled into a tight bun at the nape of the neck.
Dad, Ryan and David (and Tom's feet) in the best room in Linda and Kurt's home. They hosted a dinner of grilled chicken, veggies and fruit on Monday, October 29, after we returned from Monticello.
The sunroom is the room Linda uses as her office. It is the room that dad insulated in the attic. I love to sit there and look at the back yard, trees and the squirrels.
Kurt and Tom in the sunroom or Florida room as Linda calls it. You can see right into the dining room and on into the kitchen.
The home of Thomas Jefferson. Monticello is up on a hill. As a boy, he would look up to the hill and dream of building a home there. Most people built by the water for easier access to supplies.
Butterfly at Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Linda, dad and I went to Monticello on Monday October 29, 2007.
It was fascinating to see a tree planted by George Washington. I brought home a leaf. I am not sure if it has survived.
"Martha Washington" was there talking about her life at Mount Vernon. It was fascinating. Anyone could ask questions. She answered as if we were there at the time she was alive and living there.