The Menare Foundation, hosted an event last week and after two years of trying to get to one of their events, I finally had an opening in my schedule that allowed me to go and the kids and I had a blast.
Anthony Cohen is doing things at the Menare Foundation that I hope to do one day with the cabin where my ancestor lived as a slave in Southern Virginia. The kids had a blast warming up by an outdoor fire, roasting marshmallows and sweet potatoes (which were super yummy on a chilly Saturday afternoon). We even took a tractor ride to a slave cemetery to look at overgrown gravesites with flagstone headers and footer…nothing is more enjoyable to me than exposing my children to living history. What a day!
This is my favorite shot of the day...a fallen cherry tree that was taken for dead, but look it's got a bunch of living branches...so symbolic in the middle of the slave cemtery.