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... dozed and I drove Aunt Em to the funeral home to pay her last respects to a lady from the community.
Monday - Well, since Emily took the day off from work, she was in charge. We started by walking the boutiques of the fashionable Cary Street district in Richmond. Again, several shoppes had gone out of business. Next, we drove several of the streets in the Fan district to admire the lovely homes and gardens, and we stopped at ...
... this area, stop, visit this memorial to see the sacrifices some made for our freedom. We left, it was lunchtime, and I was so disturbed that I was not hungry.
It was still a long drive to Richmond but we made it in time for Jess to serve delicious ziti with meatballs and a salad. Emily, my daughter, came over to visit and we got to see our four-legged baby, who vacationed for the summer with Scott and Jess. It was a good ...
... a joke: What did the buffalo say when his boy left home? Bison. Oh dear. We left the shops and made for Maymont, an open estate that has been turned into a park. We went there to relax with our books and some drinks, and spent much of the afternoon walking around the estate and reading in the shade. As the evening came, we went back to the hotel to get ready for tomorrow. We decided to stock up ...
... an inventor, scholar, mathematician, and president. His plantation was really interesting, we went on a house tour as well as a slavery tour, and learnt a lot about life at Monticello, and the lives of the slaves. It's really an odd duality that the man that drafted the Declaration of Independence as the country bid for freedom, also kept over 600 slaves in his lifetime. Also interesting that he probably fathered a few children with one of them. On the way out of the compound, we saw ...
... progress on a 4 battle-day and yesterday, I've got some time to spend in Richmond looking at slavery, old Richmond, and some other Civil war sites.
Met a very chatty guy in reception, turns out he is the representative on the Virginia Senate for 3 counties!!!!
Had a long chat about local politics.......
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