Did you forget to set your clocks forward? Well, the good news is that it will be light out when you leave work now … and, you can start enjoying some outdoor time after your day job. I will be taking my dog for longer walks.
This was a good week and I enjoyed starting two new series’, Annie O’Connell in the first “They Were Neighbors” and a couple “Three Things…” posts.
Here are the three winning posts of the week.
- Three Things You Didn’t Know About Dulles Airport — Well, people either really like Dulles, or the latest series, “Three Things…” is popular. I’m guessing this wins for the week because of a brief mention in HuffPost Hill.
- Washington’s Circumferential Highway: Fighting Over the Capital Beltway — I loath driving on 495, but I did find it interesting to learn about its history, especially the fight over the Rock Creek Park route.
- Three Random Stories About Farragut Square — Explaining the two metro stops, a failed suicide and a statue’s dedication by President Garfield. What’s not to love about this history?
… and the three posts nobody read.
- Making Sense of D.C. Taxes in 1840 — What’s up? Don’t like paying taxes?
- This Day in History: National Airlines Advertisement on March 8th, 1955 – I thought this was boring too.
- A Quart of Gin Leads to Death — I think only one person found this interesting.
Here is my favorite image from the week. Imagine seeing this advertisement in the Washington Post back in 1912 and booking a transatlantic journey, departing New York on April 20th. Sadly, we all know the Titanic never made it to port in New York.