Friday, April 11, 2008
Last week, while Bee was hanging out with her cousins, I toodled over to Georgetown to visit a cemetery I could only see from Rock Creek Parkway and have wanted to explore for more than a year now. I finally found my way into Oak Hill Cemetery and wandered its narrow lanes for the better part of an hour or so. I didn't see or photograph all I wanted to, so I plan to go back. But I did step into the Renwick Chapel to snap this picture of the chapel's largest stained glass window.
Among the notables buried in Oak Hill: Katherine Graham, one of Washington's most loved and respected women. Graham took over the reins of the Washington Post after the death of her husband, Philip, in the 1960s and led the paper to greatness. She oversaw Woodward and Bernstein as they broke the story that would lead to the resignation of Richard Nixon. She and her husband are buried in the small garden of the Renwick Chapel beneath a humble gravestone that says simply "Graham." Classy to the end!
Happy (Photo) Friday.
P.S. I misspoke earlier this week in my post on things that make me peckish... err... peevish. Microsoft Vista is an operating system. It's not too bad. What had my goat is Microsoft Office Suite 2007. That software upgrade is an absolute nightmare. It's so bad that later today, my brother is coming over and removing it from Bee's PC and installing Office 2003. Sorry for the confusion!
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