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So when I went to Tallahassee and FSU as described previously, I was invited to the Bobby Bowden kickoff luncheon with the coach, the football team, and 1500 fans. It was great. He I am with the legendary coach:

And here I am shaking hands with former governor Reubin Askew. (I don’t think many of you remember him, but I sure do. He was the first Florida governor that I remember very well.)

Coming back from Tallahassee, I stopped by the Forest Capital Museum in Perry, Florida. I recently found out that the Cracker cabin at the museum was built by a distant relative, by Wiley Whiddon in 1863. It was moved to this location in 1972.

Then I stopped by Fanning Springs and talked with an author who is writing about the history of the park. That was not planned, but I have a habit of showing up at the right time for these things.

Today I went and talked Seminole War history at the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum, and saw several artifacts in the conservation lab. (Sorry, no photos.)

At the museum, I saw this butterfly with a star pattern on its wings. There are a lot of dragonflies and butterflies out this time of year, and I drove slower on the reservation road so I would not hit as many. I don’t like hitting things while driving, and try to avoid these beautiful things. Some of them are believed to carry the souls of the departed.

Current Location:
the hammock
Current Mood:
tired tired
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On September 10th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC), connor_campbell commented:
interesting you mention that about dragonflies and butterflies! i was working on making some atlatls monday afternoon when a butterfly came over and sat on my knee for a while as i worked. he was in no hurry to leave, even with me moving around, carving and sanding...
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On September 10th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC), seminolewar replied:
What type/color. Did it have any patterns/spots on the wings?
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On September 10th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC), connor_campbell replied:
Re: butterfly
yes it did - brown in color, white spots on the under side, the upper side was a lighter tan color,, the underside was darker brown. i've always had a tendency to be able to hold dragonflies and such...one got into my dorm room last year...and a bunch of lady bugs...
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