I am off my drugs. I did take some yesterday because Mama thought I was getting worse. She went to Petsmart to buy me boots, but they were way too big. We found that if I am walked slowly, I don't hop. Dad said it is back to walking me like they did when I was in rehab and I have been doing much, much better. I just prefer to hop because I go faster. Mama will call my doctor tomorrow and let him know what is up with me now.
The folks did the tourist stuff this weekend, but stayed close to home to check on us since it was so hot. Mama is going to take over from here to tell you about what they did.
I have been wanting to visit The Museum of Funeral History for a while now, but Jeff wasn't so sure about it.
The reviews have all been good and since we wanted to stay close to home, we decided to give it a try. Their motto is: "Any Day Above Ground Is A Good One."
There are several exhibits. One is Funerals of the Famous which displays artifacts and information on a variety of political and celebrity figures. The Presidential Funeral Exhibit displays the original "Eternal Flame" that burned at John F. Kennedy's grave until 1998. There is a replica of President Lincoln's coffin. There is a an exhibit called Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes Exhibit which was interesting. Visitors are able to experience the many stages of preparation for the final services and burial of a Pope. I never knew there were so many stages to it. One of the Pope mobiles are on display.
The museum showcases a large collection of hearses. The oldest is an 1832 horse drawn hearse.
The only thing in the museum that bothered me were the coffins for children. My Dad's sister and brother both died when they were under the age of 2 in 1918 and 1920 and the coffins on display were from that time period.
There was also an exhibit that talked about embalming. I did not know that they embalmed soldiers during the Civil War. President Lincoln wanted as many as possible to make it back home for a proper burial. The technique that was learned for the soldiers was used on him to get him home from Washington DC to Springfield, IL.
|Money casket - has over $600 in unused money encased. It used to have $1,000 but someone broke into it.|
|Basket used in the civil war for soldiers|
|Beautiful hearse with wood on the sides.|
|Ghana Coffins - very unusual|
|More Ghana Coffins|
|All the jewelry seen is made by human hair. It didn't even look like hair to me.|
|Hearse Bus - The casket was put near the front and the pallbearers and family members sat in the back.|
|Outside China Bear|
|Koi in pond at the entrance|
|Lotus outside of China Bear|
Tomorrow, I will tell you about Goodson's Cafe - home to the best chicken fried steak in Texas.
|Ribeye and horseradish mashed potatoes|
The Greyhound Who Loves Doggy Bags