14 March 2017

Rachel is Nineteen

 Rachel is nineteen now.  Nineteen.  Wow.  She is pictured here with her pecan pie for pi day, and for her birthday.  She is working full time at tasty freeze and going to school at Arkansas State University, Beebe.  She will finish her freshman year in May and so far her grades are outstanding.  She says every day that she wants to quit her job.  Working full time, especially at a shake and burger joint, is tough while going to school and attempting to have a social life, too.  Rachel may live in her own apartment and have her own way of doing things, but, I talk to her every day and she is always there for her family.  Independent, yes, but, still our little lady.

For Rachel's birthday, we took her to the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock.  That's not too exciting, huh?  But the reason we took her is:  the Beatles exhibit. 

James played on Ringo's drum kit - he can hear it through the headphones.

We re-created Abby Road:
Rachel is George, I am Paul, James is Ringo and Evan is John.

 The instruments from the Fab Four:

 Evan and Rachel with the Beatles - walking on water.

 And James and me, too.  The library is cool the way it sticks out over the Arkansas River.

We didn't just see the Beatles exhibit; we also walked quickly through the Clinton exhibits - you kinda have to to get out of the building....anyway, we saw a recreation of Bill's oval office, lots of gifts from his travels and tons of letters and documents concerning his presidency.  I did learn something:  Chelsea Clinton, Bill and Hillary's daughter, was born in the gubernatorial mansion in Arkansas and then moved to the White House with her father's election to the presidency.  Wow.  Get that kid a double wide - she needs a little reality check.

James is pictured here with this seventh great uncle - George Washington.  They have the same nose.

 After the Beatles, pizza with these two.  Happy Nineteen, Rachel!

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