Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An Oklahoma Landmark

Hello, Gorgeous!

It was a beautiful morning and we decided to take a few hours away.

But it's also so hot, there's no place close by where you won't melt by noon.

So we took a short convertible ride north to Lake Oolagah and enjoyed the scenery. We passed a "landmark" sign and realized, we've lived here over 30 years and have never seen ---

---the birthplace of favorite son, Will Rogers.

What a gorgeous place! That dude was so fortunate to grow up here! It sits on little rise overlooking the lake.

That's not actually accurate. Apparently the house was built where the lake is now. It was moved to it's present location on the sprawling ranch when the lake was created. (Most lakes here are engineered).

There was a glorious, cool breeze so we just sat on the bench in the garden and enjoyed the view. So peaceful. Especially after the drama of last week.

Will Rogers certainly had a lot to say about politics; much more than I realized. I wonder what he would say today? From what I found on this page, I have a feeling most of his observations would still be relevant!

"This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. 
That we have carried as much political bunk as we have
and still survived shows we are a super nation."
Will Rogers, Nov. 1, 1932

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