Monday, May 26, 2008
Spring, 2008 in Ohio
It's been a nice spring in Ohio, with visits to the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus for the annual butterfly exhibit, Easter with friends in Granville, Louis's birthday May 7th and our anniversary later in the month in Cleveland.
Garfield's home in Mentor, OH
THE most beautiful, peaceful cemetery I've ever seen - Lake View, where James A. Garfield is buried in a huge mausoleum. Garfield was President of the U.S. for only 200 days in 1881 before dying of wounds he received from a disgruntled job-seeker assasin. The monument sits on a huge hill overlooking Cleveland and was built from public donations in an elaborate, Victorian style. John D. Rockefeller is also buried in Lake View, among many other well-known 19th century industrialists, educators, etc. The Wade Chapel has the most gorgeous Louis Comfort Tiffany window as its centerpiece, along with glass mosaics along both side walls.
Louie's 63rd birthday the day after he had outpatient knee surgery. Friends, Jamie and Gill, brought over a surprise dinner and champagne for his celebration. It was a fine evening, and the patient is recovering well.
Easter lunch was appropriately beautiful and yummy at Jack's house with a long table of friends and "ex-pats" from one place and another.