City Tavern, Can you believe this caused Mental Health Problems and Riding for History…

I am so happy Friday Fragments is not part of our national park system and I am so glad our Ride for History was last weekend and not this weekend.

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What a crazy news week. Our Government has shut down and not meaning to be mean or anything, but I almost want to laugh. If it is affecting you personally, I am sorry, you are caught in the middle of this silly game. The game got petty in Philadelphia yesterday when the owners of City Tavern received notification they were to shut down, immediately. Yes, I wrote owners. The tavern is a privately owned business. They lease the building from the federal government, which of course means the government makes money in this situation. Good job of line by line cherry picking!

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Speaking of history, some of my research for The Stranger in My Recliner took me to some horrible places. This world has a frightful history of treating and reacting to mental illness. In the 1800’s doctors believed that masturbation caused mental illness. When women became crazy, her ovaries always caused it. Children that became wards of the state were sometimes put into asylums and used for the most horrid experiments including being used as victims so doctors could study child molesters. I will not share the details of these treatments with you because they have kept me up and or caused nightmares for weeks now.

Last weekend John and I participated in our local historical society’s ride for history. We were slit into groups and rode around our county stopping at historically registered sites (I had no idea most of them existed) and touring them. Our group was a lot of fun. Ryan Taylor was our fearless leader. He knew where most of the sites were located. We had several other couples and a father with his eleven-year-old little girl. She was so cute! After the ride, there was a history festival in Rose Tree Park. The food was fabulous!

Do you visit or support any historical locations in your hometown?

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Have a blessed weekend,


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5 Responses to “City Tavern, Can you believe this caused Mental Health Problems and Riding for History…”

  • I just want to know how they can continue to get paid when they don’t work. I wish the rest of us could.

    • It is so frustrating to watch these people do nothing and get paid. I loved hearing this yesterday…Washington DC is Hollywood for ugly people. lol I would add most of them have become very ugly inside.

  • The history ride sounds awesome!! I would have participated in that for sure! We always get in on as much history as we can wherever we are located.

    We knew about the mental illness practices of the past by touring an old asylum in Louisville, KY. Such horrible things were done to those with mental illness. Such horrible things have been done throughout history in ignorance. Not just abroad, but right here in our USA.

  • Theses are strange times. I’m not even sure what we should do about it. I rarely watch the news but I’ve been following the eerie story of the lady who drove into the White House barricades. Such a weird week. I haven’t even processed it all. Everyone is being effected small and large. I’m one of the small ones being affected. I had 2 shifts (16 hours) canceled on me when they canceled the annual air show here in San Diego. I picked up 8 hours in another area but the other 8 are lost. Boo hoo, big deal I know. Like I said, small.

    On a lighter note, I love visiting historical places here in my hometown. I’m completely fascinated by our history and always imagine American Indians enjoyed Coronado Island and La Jolla (our town’s most expensive real estate) for free.

  • Dawn:

    I’m glad you had fun on your ride. I love visiting places that are part of local history. Some I’d never been to until I had my kids to bring them. We used to own a Harley but sold it after we had our boys. That was so much fun riding and wearing all the Harley gear! Have a great weekend!

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