Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, October 4, 1976

[Below is days 28 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

October 4 (Monday)

The Information Center at Colonial Williamsburg gave good indiciation of the popularity of the place. It was huge and really provided an excellent service. The movie at the Center gave a good idea of what to expect, and provided quite a bit of early American history. Colonial Williamsburg is a very impressive place. While standing in line to see a place, and then walk to another, to stand in line again, one is tempted to wonder if it is worth the trouble. But, after the day was over the foursome felt it really is a fantastic place and well worth the while. When consideration is given to the fact that so much important history occured here. We enjoyed Bruton Church, the oldest Episcopal Church in America and Imogene and Lynn offered prayers in a pew with John Marshall's name on it. He, of course, was the early day legal expert and considered by some to be the father of the U.S. Supreme Court. Lynn was not too happy to select this pew because he knew Marshall had given Thomas Jefferson some trouble during his presidency, but he then realized competition of this nature was what made America develop to strength from its infancy. (Lynn could not find a pew with Jefferson's name on it.)

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