Tuesday, May 16, 2017

George C Marshall House, Colonial Williamsburg, and Lafayette

For Mother's Day I wanted to visit the George C. Marshall house. I had stumbled upon its existence last summer and immediately put it on our "to visit" list. I had always been intrigued with his Marshall Plan after WWII.

His wife loved roses. She happily let some teenagers use them for a prom one year.

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Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace!

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Colonial Williamsburg's Bruton Parish Church!

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We asked if there was a story here!  We had already learned how Marshall was always busy, so when did he ever have time to go  to Colonial Williamsbug? Was he a huge fan?

Apparently, he was in Washington DC with Winston Churchill and others, when topics became heated. Marshall took them away to the 4mph society for respite...which left everyone much calmer, as is so typical of Colonial Williamsburg. The docent said she found the story in The Colonial Williamsburg Journal. I have not been able to find it yet.

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We also learned how much the people of Europe loved George Marshall. After his house fell into disrepair, they donated much of the money to help restoration for it to become a museum. These bricks, I think, tell this story...

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Any surprise that this is my favorite brick?

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