Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Feud - SETTLED

I like to play this up, but apparently Tot has been trying to get Ellie to the Redwood Library in Newport for years and today it happened. I was on hand for this historic moment when son-in-law and mother-in-law came together in peace and harmony on the steps of this amazing institution.

Today's historical event was only one in a long line of history making days in the life of the Redwood Library. To steal directly from their website:

The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country.

(fire pulls have been added)

Now that is impressive. And what is also impressive is the name "Redwood" is in Tot's family line and he was on the board of this institution and is still active. It was a thrill to be shown around the place by him. We saw Gilbert Stuart's and the original library collection and well as an impressive Dying Gaul sculpture.

I am so glad Ellie and Tot will always have this place to share with each other.

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