After the ashery, we walked to the John Johnson Inn. The building has been used for many different things, Joseph Smith sr. was ordained the first Patriarch in this building. Now it houses many different pieces of early church history. I was amazed at some of the writings and translations from Joseph Smith. They just made him seem so human, so normal. And this painting was so beautiful I had to take a picture. Joseph is ordaining Parley P. Pratt as an apostle. I just loved how the light was shining from Joseph.
I did a bit of a self-guided tour for part of my visit because some of the buildings were two story so I couldn't take the stroller in, and David got sleepy so I walked around outside. In the Whitney store they had records of what every person in town had ever bought. So, if you have ancestors who lived in Kirtland you can see what items they bought and when. Because they have the records, they tried to stock the store with everything Newel kept in stock. The one thing I thought was the most interesting were the bonnets. They had peach lining because they thought it brought out the color in the women's faces. The "makeup" of the 1800's. :)
It was a beautiful day (despite the puring rain) and I'm really glad David and I got to visit.
Wednesday I drove to Pennsylvania for a bit of shopping and to visit my Aunt Pam and Uncle George. We had such a nice visit that the server started to give us the "OK you've been sitting at my table long enough" look.
I'll leave you with a picture of a sign right outside the bathroom doors at the Canton/Akron airport...don't you think the bathroom is where you'd want to be during a tornado??