Friday, September 20, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Did You Know

Did you know lilac bushes can live for hundreds of years and were in both George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's gardens?


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Mums The Word
Unfortunately, I don't remember what color this guy is.
A black swallowtail.
Just for fun.
I jumped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. I've been using it on my peanut butter toast.
This is probably the closest I'll ever get to Nora aka J.D. Robb. Heh.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Did You Know

Did you know, that included in George Washington's will was the release of his slaves upon his wife's death? This was a dramatic precedence for a plantation owner. He also specified that the young slaves be taught to read and write and taught a useful occupation before being released.  Another precedent, since it threatened white supremacy. For the old and the sick slaves that would have problems taking care of themselves he set aside money. AND...he left money to found a university in the District of Columbia. AND...Over fifty relatives were also included in his will.
AND...When he became seriously ill, the doctors bled him and took approximately FIVE pints of blood in a short amount of time.
*Information gleaned from Washington a Life by Ron Chernow which I have almost finished! I've been reading it since January:)