These photos and captions originally appeared as a series of posts on my Facebook page.
Today’s field trip is for the 6th grade and is at Monticello. Which either means little mountain or giant cello.
This the Kitchen at Monticello. With 12 grandchildren, there was almost always a bun in the oven.
The cook’s husband was a blacksmith. With the cook’s room near the kitchen, she had the shorter commute.
The west lawn was used to hold races among the children and grandchildren. Winners were given dried fruit. Losers were given dried fruit.
Jefferson’s favorite shape was the octagon. He invented MMA fighting and one Chuck Norris movie.
Jefferson recorded the temperature twice a day. When traveling he would take a thermometer with him.
I didn’t have time to ask if the temperature was take orally.
Inside the house I am not permitted to take pictures. I can only assume someone here has been reading my Facebook posts.
Jefferson used extra windows to make things look bigger than they are.
That’s all I have to say about that.
I believe these windows were used to surreptitiously admire the buckles and straps on people’s footwear.
This is the building Jefferson would sit in to look over the mountain and read.*
*escape the grandchildren
Should’ve gotten short-haired coal.
“The first Monticello was too small.” – Thomas Zoolander Jefferson.
The opinion for why Jefferson did not want “President” as One of the things he wanted to be remembered for is that the three items on the gravestone represented what he gave to the American people.
The presidency represents what the American people gave to him.
This guy has been following me all day. The field trip is almost over.
I’ll miss him.