Today we are diverging a bit from the norm, so that I can tell you about my most recent trip! I planned to tack this onto the post about Ginger Peach Oat Bars, but it got a bit long.
In some ways this post is what my blog is all about: an homage to American times past and present; using the past to inspire the future; and hopefully not making all of the same mistakes.
I visited my Grandparents in Virginia several weekends ago and I got to spend 4 wonderful days with them and my Mom who flew in from St. Louis just for the occasion!
I started visiting my Grandparents all by myself when I was 5. I would stay several weeks each summer, and my Grandmother (the aforementioned Nana) would take me all over DC. I loved the history, the artifacts, the art, and, most of all, the furniture of American times past. Nana instilled in me an intense love for America and its rich history that has never left me.
She impressed upon me the importance of being able to trace our family heritage back over 250 years to several ancestors who fought for the American cause in the Revolutionary War, which is how we are both members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Our agenda changed with each visit, but we never failed to visit the DAR Museum.
Nana has been a docent at the museum for the past 25 years, so I would get an unparalleled private tour full of as much history as my little brain could absorb!
This trip Nana picked me up at the airport and took me directly the to DAR Museum for another private tour. I even got to walk in one of the rooms! I’m not going to tell you how except that Nana’s stare is not one to be reckoned with!