Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Moving day and an overgrown fort

The staff of the National Museum of Health and Medicine are packing up and vacating their former quarters at Walter Reed.  The museum’s new digs are only a couple of miles away, but there are about twenty-five million items in the collection.  If you’ve ever moved, you can probably sympathize.

“Honey, where’d you put the Revolutionary War field amputation kit?”

“It’s in that big box in the living room, with the fragment of Abraham Lincoln’s skull and our wedding album.”

Man, I hate moving.

On a completely different note, a writer from a Big Apple daily scouted out the site of Fort Washington and found an overgrown redoubt overlooking the Hudson River.  Judging by the photo, it looks like the place could use some TLC.

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