We've had a week of April showers here in Minnesota! The fountains and birdbaths are overflowing, the ravine that wraps our property is rushing, and the worms are taking over the driveway! Glad I've got my mini collection of vintage umbrellas handy by the door...I've used them a lot this week!
I think there's no better way to learn about our nation's history than to experience it in the places where it actually occcurred. The details stick in the grey matter of the brain so much more than reading them in a textbook. So whenever we can, we take our kids to historical places to encourage our family dialog about history and the pivotal characters that shaped our world. As the Hermitage brochure said, "Knowing where we come from is essential to understanding who we are now...and how to get where we want to go next."
Thank goodness it's cloudy today. I can start the day slowly with a good book on the deck, while listening to the mourning doves croon. "For the Love" by Jen Hatmaker will make me laugh as I nurse my very-busy-weekend hangover while ignoring the piles of stuff all around my home that need to be dealt with.