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... Gettysburg was another private museum that had lots of cool stuff. Not all was related to the civil war, they had several displays about the world wars, various presidents, and people. There were artifacts from Hitler's Eagle's Nest that were interesting.
We snapped a few pictures, they don't really show the vastness of the displays. They had Marilyn Monroe's white lacy Bra. Off course had to get a snap of that. For the ones interested, 36C. ...
These are my ponderings as I wander down this quiet country road. I feel neither attraction nor hostility towards this country. It is what it is... and my job is just to walk, observe, ponder, write...
And sing of course. As the road crosses Conococheague Creek (which runs through Chambersburg, I stop for a ritual swim, and to strum a couple songs along the shore, trying to put my feeings into song.
And, a mile out of Greencastle, I reach my car, and call it a ...
... in and out... doing drugs... I guess they think no one will bother them in a place like this..." That sounds a bit odd. "So do many people come and listen to you?" she asks "People around here are nervous about strangers--with all the things going on." "Actually, I'm surprised at how many people I've met along this trip--and many people driving past wave at my. Folks seem friendly" She finishes with a performance tip "you should sing louder... so people can hear you" ...
... yards from Grandma... Anyways... back to my exploration of Mt Union. Mt Union as a shabby but personable feel. It also has the first McDonalds I've seen in 8 towns. I guess it should give it some sort of... er... status? It advertises 25 cent coffee (and I need to use the restroom), so I'm actually happy to see it. And they're playing Bob Dylan. Good way to start the day. I must add that all the employees are overweight, which goes to show, that ...
... catches my eye. There I find tombstones of people who have lived and died here for the last 150 years. So I'm sure, back in the day, this WAS a village. There were shops here--as people couldn't just hop in there cars and drive to the nearest Walmart. This village had a soul. A couple ghostlike houses clustered together right at the center are a reminder of this.
I wonder how many more villages like this I'm going to find on my journey... probably a lot.