Saturday, January 05, 2008

field trip!

we took a field trip to the long island museum/carriage museum yesterday. we went with our homeschooling friends. it was the perfect field trip: we were a small group and had the museum to ourselves.
there was a norman rockwell exhibit which had all of his saturday evening post covers on display. it was interesting to see the different authors (rose wilder lane and booth tarkington, for example) who wrote for that magazine.
it was sobering to see a cover about jfk's foreign policy w/a story by stewart alsop for april '63 and then to see the "in memoriam" cover for early dec '63. we know not when we'll be called. . .
mk models a straw hat:
you spend all that time and effort to give kids a cultural experience, and what are they interested in? digging pennies out of the frozen fountain!
djb straddles one of the lions that flank the entrance to the rockwell exhibit.

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