Friday, July 23, 2010

John-Heath's New Friends

Okay - this is kinda creepy but I couldn't resist sharing it with you.

Ren is in volleyball camp this week, with yesterday being the first of three days we will spend at Cumberland University. I will post some pictures from this once it ends (This isn't the creepy part, unless you have some unnatural, Adrian-Monk-type fear of team sports).

Now, to a young lad of five, high school volleyball can be quite the bore. So, in an effort to keep John-Heath entertained and stave off any rebellion for having to sit hours on end in a gym, John took him on a tour of the campus.

Well, the visit to Memorial Hall was such a hit with my son that he just had to take me on my very own tour.

Caution: If you are a member of PETA you will probably be offended, and possibly rightfully so, but my little boy thought this was a pretty cool site to see.

This is an exhibit donated many years ago to the school by a family. John-Heath was in awe of all the animals. I am in awe of people who have this much money and the things on which they spend it.

The grand staircase.

John explaining about some of the animals.

John-Heath was not on board with the idea of having his picture made with this lion until his dad offered to hold him.
As a sidenote - Cumberland is the university where my husband's grandfather and his brothers received their law degrees in the early part of the last century, each attending in turn and then helping a younger brother follow after him. John has always been proud of this story.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do so remember those "wild" animals in Memorial Hall at CU. I walked those halls many times a day while working on a BS in Education. Those guys became like friends to me. Children seem to be enthralled by them and so did many students. When I used to give tours of the campus for incoming freshmen, comments were always made about out friends. It was fun to look at the photos of John Heath.

Thanks for the trip back to yesterday,
Karen Jent