Cooperstown, NY, September 23, 1976]
[Below is days 17 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]
September 23, (Thursday)
Cordy then headed us North as he wanted to park in front of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N. Y. while the foursome celebrated that past history of Baseball. Cooperstown is the home of Abner Doubleday who started baseball and also fired the first shot of the Civil War at Fort Sumpter. Doris accidentally, so she said, stumbled into Abner's statue and knocked it off its pedastal. After we got out of jail Lynn tried to exlpain to her that the Civil War was over and we lost. She said, "It may be over but we haven't lost, yet." So be it!
There are those "we" references to the South again. Lynn and Doris were born in Oklahoma.
Any family members know if this statue story is true? Anyone else and I'd think it was a joke, but Doris would be the most likely of that group to bump into a statue.