Thursday, April 3, 2008

Our Trip to WV's State Capitol

The girls & I took a trip to WV in January & spent the day as tourist with my Mom-maw & Aunt Gail. Although it was extremely cold that day - we had a blast & enjoyed spending time with these 2 wonderful people! If you didn't know Charleston's Capitol Dome is overlayed in real gold! (Although they should've spent the money on the roads.) The crystal chandalier was taken down months before & taken to a special place to be cleaned. It had just been put back up that week. The black bear is the state animal & Julissa was fascinated by the one in the hallway. Although a little leary to pose beside of him. Of course I had to take a picture of the statue of the coal miner. My Daddy was a coal miner for most of my life. I remember being so excited for Daddy to come home from work & I'd check his bucket to see what he left me to eat. I also can remember times when we'd get word that there had been a cave-in at the mines, not knowing if Daddy was OK or not. My greatest memories of my Pop-paw is getting to ride in the big coal truck & blowing the horn. My Mom was never amused at the coal dust that came along with the ride. Coal mining was definately in our blood. Thankfully, noone in my family has been killed in this dark underground world.
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Randel Family said...

I see you figured it out. I tried to call you that day! I am so glad you are blogging.

Judith Atnip said...

Lynn and Philip,
Wow! So good to see your blog. I had wondered about you over the years. How is everything going for you? Terry and I have been married for about 17 years, so you must dated a while at GBS, huh?