09/17/14 Lunch al fresco.
09/13/14 The celebration of the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD.
[Jordin Sparks sings The National Anthem.]
[Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley]
[US Army Captain Kyle Key, a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key]
09/05/14 Before opening time at a saloon in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
08/30/14 View of Catskill, NY from 1st floor window of Cedar Grove, home of American landscape painter Thomas Cole. “This is where American art began.”
[Thomas Cole's Studio]
08/29/14 Tower at Olana, home of American landscape painter Frederic Church of the Hudson River School of artists.
08/29/14 The library in Lindenwald, home of President Martin Van Buren in Old Kinderhook, NY.
re: the term “OK” . . . the oldest written references result from its use as a slogan by the Democratic party during the American Presidential election of 1840. Their candidate, President Martin Van Buren, was nicknamed ‘Old Kinderhook’ (after his birthplace in New York State), and his supporters formed the ‘OK Club’.