Playing Hookie at the Monument

February 17th, 2016

It was the Flower Mart in spring of 1970. The end of my 9th grade year I hooked school with my older sister and 2 friends to go to the Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place. We walked, admiring all the beautiful floral displays. We dodged tv camera crews so our parents wouldn’t see us on the evening news! We sat in the empty fountain basins to listen to the hippies play their instruments and sing. Had our first tastes of peppermint sticks in lemons; delicious! The whole day was delicious! And the Monument watched it all.

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