Mount Vernon Mug

I have this beautiful coffee cup from George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  I must admit, when reaching for a coffee cup from the cupboard, this one seems to be the one I reach for most often.  (Listen to me! As if I need to somehow apologize to my other mugs that they’re not the chosen ones!  Ha!)

I love Mount Vernon.  I visited there first as a child.  I can’t thank my parents enough for instilling in me a sense of pride and wonder for America’s grand history.

Gary and I were there in 1999 on the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s death.  What an honor for us to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at his tomb, where I was privileged to read aloud the eulogy written by Benjamin Franklin for the crowd gathered there.

I returned a few years ago when I was in Washington D.C. with friends.  I couldn’t wait to show them that wonderful back porch filled with chairs, and walk upon those magnificent grounds yet again.  It was on this trip I purchased the mug.

When I look at it, I’m reminded of those special times spent there.  I’m reminded of how much I love America and my admiration for our founding fathers.  Today I’m thinking of George and Martha.  George surely loved free speech… but I’m telling you… if some young upstart who performed plays down at the local tavern had badmouthed his charming wife with explicit sexual slurs, George would have knocked his block across the Potomac and back.  But I digress.

I’m also reminded that I have a little problem.  I do not own a mug from Monticello.  I need to get back to that place!


7 Responses to “Mount Vernon Mug”

  1. Barney Francis says:

    I was there at Mount Vernon about 7 1/2 years ago. I traveled there on a river ferry down the Potomac River from Washington DC. It was so special, it was the time of year of celebration when every one was dressed colonial. They fired cannons and muskets. Kids played with hoops. I just had a wonderful experience. Thanks for the wonderful Article.

  2. Sandy says:

    It’s such a wonderful place. What a great experience you had, Barney. I wish each and every American could spend time there!

  3. Kim Mann says:

    One of my favorite places, for sure!! Don’t miss the opportunity to go if you ever have the chance.

  4. Lawanda Calton says:

    Just last week I found my peanut soup recipe in the little tan cookbook purchased at Mount Vernon years ago! I had a few moments remembering our trip there.

  5. Marcea Clive says:

    Been there a couple of times. Love touring through the mansion. Very calming just to be on the grounds.
    Love your mug, too.

  6. Donna McBroom says:

    I visited Mount Vernon in 2008. I have a special ornament and a book I purchased on my trip.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Hope to make it one of these days.:)

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