Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Statue of Liberty intrigues many people. I'm one of them. I did an oral presentation on Lady Liberty in 5th grade. Long before Google, we either had World Book or Britannica Encyclopedias to do our reports from. My homework (completed in the 70s if you must know) was often misguided by my prized set of 1955 World Book Encyclopedias handed down from my uncle. After a few bad grades for out-dated references, my parents got me the Random House All-In-One Encyclopedia (I still have it). Not as much about the copper crowned French chick in the harbor as World Book, but something.
Why did the French give her to us? Only they know.
That's her sticking up in the distance. My wife takes a walk out to the water at lunch time and wonders if her arm gets tired holding that torch.
Yeah, look close. It's that thing that could be mistaken for a lighthouse. Want a closer view, then take the Staten Island Ferry. It's a fun ride.