They Weren’t Saints. But…

I spent a cold snowy weekend having fun in Washington, DC celebrating a dear friend’s cancer survival and milestone birthday.  

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Birthday Wish

It just happened to be a President’s Day weekend, too.  We spent a very cold day visiting some of the monuments honoring these flawed, but two great men: Washington and Lincoln.

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Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, a stylized Egyptian obelisk imparting permanence and stability, is closed for repairs after a 2011 earthquake until 2019.

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Lincoln Memorial

Building materials from many different states, symbolizing the nation’s reunification efforts after the Civil War, were used to construct the Lincoln Memorial.

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Reflecting Pool

The Reflecting Pool at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial steps faces the Washington Monument.

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If you look close, you can see where construction was halted in the bottom third of the monument due to the lack of funding, the Civil War and politics. Once resumed, a different stone was used. 

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Embassy Row, Snow and a Toddy

I’m busy finalizing the package I’m donating to my school’s auction. It involves a vintage school uniform and is stirring nostalgic memories of my two girls. I hope to post images next week. Meanwhile, despite Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow, I hope everyone stays warm and dry.

Have a good week! — Joanne

3 thoughts on “They Weren’t Saints. But…

  1. I recently went to a celebration for a friend who was finishing a long course of chemotherapy so I know how wonderful your celebration must’ve been! And to gather in DC must’ve made it even more special. It looks like you had moody weather–the photos are nice!

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