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Women's History Month: Weekend in DC

The weekend's Women's History Tidbits:

March 5, 1974: Reporter Helen Thomas becomes UPI Whie House buraeu chief*
March 6, 1937: Pearl Buck dies. **
March 7, 1938: Race driver Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 (1977), is born in Iowa City.*

As noted last week, I was in Washington, DC over the weekend. I had a grantee meeting and then the rest of the family showed up to take in the sights. My partner & I love DC. We always feel like we're going home when we go there. It's familiar and still takes our breath away. Althou navigating the Metro is still a learning process for one of us. *glare* But we are having a great time trying to instill that love to the kid.

While she did get bored walking everywhere, she had a blast at the Air & Space Museum. She made sure we saw Amelia Earhart's plane. She made sure, I didn't remind her, heck, I forgot about Amelia! I'm such a sucker for astronauts that plain old plane pilots slip my memory.

We had a great dinner with family members I haven't seen in ages. One second cousin is in communications & teaches journalism (I didn't have the guts to talk about my own writing-I had someone close to me complain that all I do is talk about myself, so I stopped talking about myself with family) and other works in public television. Their parents are in their late 80s and still sharp as tacks.

The weekend went by far too fast and we're already planning a return trip later in the year. Heck, I think I may need to go out a few days early again just to see all the wonderful friends I missed this trip.

* Source: 2010 Women Who Dare Engagement Calendar from the Library of Congress
** Source: Today in Women's History

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