J John Wilkes Booth’s grave seems a likely top attraction for Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. The staff is happy to mark the location on a map, and that took us to the family plot, but even so, there was no finding J.W. What we found was more interesting–pennies. I noticed a collection on an unmarked stone at the corner of the plot. More balanced amongst the raised “Booth” lettering on a central stone. The more we looked, the more pennies we found. Where do they come from…and why? It’s not hard to guess, but can anyone know for certain?
Steve and I tried and tried to find our thrill on Blueberry Hill in Valdez, Alaska. Turns out there’s a mosquito version of that song which goes on to extol “drinking our fill.” The human chorus chimes in “kill, kill, kill!” DEET, don’t leave home without it.