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The girl on the right is my mother, Helen Clark, at age 10. Next to her is her aunt Helen who lived in Annapolis. My mother was one of several relatives visiting Annapolis and they went to Mount Vernon on Labor Day weekend in 1939. The picture was taken in the upper garden near the greenhouse. I play 18th-century music in the Itinerant Band and have had the honor of providing music to Mount Vernon for over twenty years. On one of my visits, I found the same metal bench in the upper garden and had my picture taken with it as a connection to my mother's visit decades ago. Mom is 91 now and enjoys seeing the pictures I take at Mount Vernon and hearing the stories of playing music there for various events (Market Fair in September, Harvest Weekend in October, Candlelight tours in November and December). Bob Clark, 1939
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