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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Those people who came before

This afternoon the oldest commented that today would have been a hard day for "those people who came before". When I asked whom he meant, he said, "Not Old Salem. The other place."

Ah. Bethabara.

Summer before last I took the boys to Bethabara on a day the humidity was so thick it felt like we were walking through a bath house. Later that night when we spoke about what we'd seen, the oldest observed that he couldn't imagine having to work in a garden in that air. That was what made an impact on him - how the Moravians couldn't escape from the weather very much.

It is also a very visually striking place, even today in 33 degree drizzle.

Historic Bethabara Park
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