still here..

….and still waiting for the Spring weather to arrive and stay for more than a few hours!! Our rain and occasional windstorms have kept me from doing anything much (except grumbling about the weather!) hence my lack of recent posts. David has been in Amsterdam pretty frequently and it certainly looks as though Spring has sprung there –

which has also meant he’s back to getting some biking in although apparently the bugs have been a little bit of a problem, hahaha  😉         IMG_6770

Luckily one of our few and far between warm and sunny afternoons happened to coincide with a visit to the Seattle Museum of History & Industry to see a musical interpretation of one of my neighbor’s books. Here’s a little information from her (Judy Bentley’s) website about it…

FreeBoy

Free Boy

Free Boy, A True Story of Slave and Master, tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in 1860 on the West Coast’s underground railroad. Charles Mitchell was the property of James Tilton, Surveyor General of Washington Territory, and this book is a twined biography of the two.

Free Boy castRead an article about how the book was written in the University of Washington alumni magazine Columns.

Read an interview with Judy in the Madison Courier, published in Madison, Indiana.

Visit www.blackpast.org for documents and curriculum materials for Free Boy.  Blackpast is a source for African-American history created by Dr. Quintard Taylor at the University of Washington.

 

…and yes, of course we did Happy Hour first! 🙂 IMG_9549

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About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.
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