Sunday, August 24, 2014

An old photo.....

I thought you would enjoy this picture.  Gregg just found it online. One of our favorite places we enjoy is Big Meadows along Skyline Drive.  He learned that it used to have a school there.  This photo was during a visit by First Lady Mrs. Herbert Hoover (Lou Henry Hoover).  Not sure of the date, late 1920's/early 30's perhaps?  I want to direct your attention to the little boy whose expression just cracked me up.  He is sitting on the right, first row.   Does he look like he wants to be there?  However his life turned out, I hope it was a good one, for all of them in fact as the other expressions on those kids faces are classic.  Overall, what a great picture!

You can learn more about Mrs. Hoover on this page.

A short video by Ken Burns with a slideshow on the Shenandoah National Park can be found here.  It makes me want to get in the car and go back up there again.  We stayed at the Lodge for a weekend a few years ago and have often said we should do it again.  It's not that far from our home and we are overdue for a visit.