I Liked You Better When I Thought You Were Perfect

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If you have an eye for American history and ever find yourself in Northern Virginia, I would strongly recommend an afternoon at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The remains of our first president’s plantation have been preserved and converted into a cultural history museum complete with exhibits, archives and personal effects  that belonging to Washington and his wife. No trip to the estate is complete without also taking a meal at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant located right next door to the gift shop.

Some time ago, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a going away luncheon there for a former boss.  Frank, we’ll call him, was a retired Army officer, something of a history buff and also a huge Washington admirer. So it was an easy call for his deputy Stacy on where we could go to send off our departing friend in fitting style.

We were all fond…

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