last weekend i took myself to the Missouri history museum in forest park. I've never been there before and it is really interesting. the special exhibition is treasure from the Vatican. i unfortunately didn't bring enough money with me to see it, darn! the eagle keeps watch
this little corner shows a typical kitchen in the suburban city of St Ann Missouri which is where i grew up. i was so surprised to see my little town here. St Ann was built by the Vatterott company and most of the families were service men coming home from World War 2 and Korea. compared to the home today, St.Ann homes could fit inside on them with room to spare.
the museum also has a wing dedicated to the 1904 world fair held in St. Louis, where the ice cream cone and iced tea were first served. i can't image wearing all these clothes in the heat and humidity of a St Louis summer
i especially love this photo. the baby was born at the fair, her parents worked on the fairgrounds; her name is Louisiana Purchase O'Leary. the fair also was dedicated to the Louisiana purchase