Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Greyhounds And Amelia?

Saturday afternoon, the folks drove to Atchison, KS to visit Amelia Earhart's Birthplace Museum.  As soon as they pulled up, Mama got excited at what she saw.
 
Amelia Earhart's Birthplace Museum
Do you see what Mama got excited about?

I bet this helps.

Yep, there are two greyhound statues outside the home.



When they entered the house, Mama asked if there was connection between Amelia and greyhounds.  Apparently, there is not.  :-(   It appears that someone just donated them to the house.

The folks paid their $5 for the tour.  The price has gone up from the price on the website that Mama posted above. The tour guide gave them a sheet of paper describing the house and sent them on their way for the self-guided tour.  Dad said for $5, she could have given them a tour.  BOL!

The house actually belonged to Amelia's grandparents.  It is the house where she was born and lived until she was about nine.  Her father lived in Kansas City, but traveled a lot, so she lived there with her mother and sister.



The dining room is filled with items from movies telling the story of Amelia.

The clothing was worn by Hilary Swank.

Amelia's bedroom


Mama said there was way too much to see in the museum.  There was a lot to read.  It was interesting.  She would have liked it more if Amelia was a fan of greyhounds.  BOL!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Thinks A Greyhound Would Have Made A Good Co-Pilot For Amelia

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