George Washington had a beautiful plantation estate right by the Potomac River. The views were amazing. Maybe I’m weird (well okay, I know I am) but as I stood overlooking the river, I wondered if the views changed much since Washington’s time. Was I looking at any of the trees that were rooted in Washington’s time?
Washington interested me because he had a vision for this country and led men into battle to fight for that vision. Rallying against mighty England for freedom took courage. I look at the leaders of today, and I wonder how many possess that kind of courage. These original leaders weren’t in it for money, prestige, or power. (My, how things have changed :))
Of course George Washington is one of the founders of the USA. While looking at the Washington Monument, one of my sons said, “I don’t get why it’s called the Washington Monument. It doesn’t look like him at all.” True, I’m sure his head wasn’t that pointy. No, I didn’t say that. I had to tell him a phrase I use often: “I don’t know.”
What do you think is most notable about George Washington or Mount Vernon?