Christmas 2021 Nixon Library

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." -- Harlan Miller

We Visited The Nixon Library Late In The Afternoon

We came to see the model railroad but ended up walking through all of the exhibits including the original home of President Nixon.

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Colleen's first visit.

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We had not been there in years and years.

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The main tree was beautiful and patriotic.

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I heard the Choo Choo and dashed off to visit it!
(I also made toot toot sounds!)

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Here it comes  with Casey Jones at the throttle!

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4-8-4 moving down the tracks.

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The weather was crisp but nice.

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I remember it well, I voted for him!

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We entered the Oval Office

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Memories of Vietnam

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I was on the Apollo support team on several missions.

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We spent a good 90 minutes wandering through the displays and decided we would have to come back and spend more time.

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Nixon opened China to the world.

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When the country knew how to vote.

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He used yellow legal pads to capture his thoughts.

Did You Know? There are lots of theories about that, but no one really knows for sure. Some say they were yellow from the beginning. The theory is that because the pads were originally created using pieced-together scraps, they looked cheap and low quality. So Holley dyed them to make them a classier, more uniform yellow.

This sounds reasonable, but it's probably not true. Dyeing paper at that time would have been prohibitively expensive and not worth cutting into profits.

Some accounts are from a little later — probably after Holley's time. They include the belief that yellow is easier on the eyes because it doesn't create as much glare as white, and thus, yellow paper was the obvious way to go.

Others hypothesized that yellow paper was beneficial because it didn't show age like white paper. Still some believed that Holley's pads went from white to yellow because yellow stimulates the mind, including areas of recall and creativity.

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He did come back and advised four Presidents.

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It is a beautiful facility.

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One more look at the trains before going outside.

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Their burial place; Nixon was born fifty-feet from where he was buried.

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A tribute to a great man.

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The house was the same size as my family grew up in.  This was a "kit house"  circa 1912 (My father was six years old at that time)

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The sun was starting to set.

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The front door to a two bedroom house with many people inside.

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The rose was named "Pat" after Nixon's wife.

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Lincoln peacefully sits on the bench.

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The original stove and utensils were on display.

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Going home.

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Fixing the mice for Paul

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Our trusty assistant

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Wienie wrapping begins

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Colleen at work

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99% finished!

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We need Rebecca!

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Or... I could try and throw a box at it!

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Looking for hooks on the floor!

Watch carefully for the professionally trained photo (video) bomber

We were totally stone cold sober!


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