|Phil, Bear, Rob, Tom|
COOKOUT! - We had a little last-minute cookout (just 4 of us) when we heard our friend Phil was back from graduating from college and it provided a fun time for us all to talk with him and Scott (Bear).
BIZARRE DESSERTS - I made Key Lime Cookies and Blue and Red Velvet cake. Both something new, and both turned out pretty well.
MEETING A CELEBRITY! - Scott is a big fan of our friend, comedienne and book author, Beth Kaufman (who wrote "Make Mine a Double... Mastectomy that Is!")
Beth is doing all kinds of projects, from shows to film and is so creative. So, we met her for coffee at Dunkin' Donuts (where else?).
|Tom, Beth, Scott, Rob|
|Scott with Tyler, Franklin and Dolly|
DOGGONE FUN - Of course, our three canine kids took to Scott immediately, including Tyler (our black and tan Dachshund) that Scott calls "Ninja Puppy" because Tyler does agility
|The Senate Chamber|
TOUR OF THE THREE GHOSTS- The Maryland State House in Annapolis is the oldest continually operational state house in America, According to Marylandghosttrackers.com, the old Senate chamber where George Washington resigned his commission is said to be haunted.
|William Cabel Bruce|
WHO IS GHOST #1? - On our tour, we confirmed it. both Tom and I (Rob) got a strong sensation of a presence on the left side of the door as we walked in. We both felt it was a male ghost who was a Senator in the past (early 1900s). I knew it was a man in the early 1900s, who had grey hair, and I actually saw his profile. His last name began with "B" and I thought it may have sounded like burns, but it is in fact "Bruce." I checked the records on-line, and the man in the photo matches the image I saw. William Cabel Bruce (March 12, 1860 to May 9, 1946) was not only a Senator, but also a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who represented the State of Maryland in the United States Senate from 1923 to 1929.
I started coughing and felt tightness in the chest, like from smoking... got the sensation of emphysema. Ghosts will share pain of death like that.The ghost is there because he was passionate about politics and writing down his experiences about them. He wants to continue to inspire people who visit the Senate to do the right thing, and record everything. For more info about him CLICK HERE.
|Ghost #3, standing outside|
WHO IS GHOST #3? - At an old building that looks like it was a stable, there was a female ghost standing outside to the right of the door. She was murdered there. There was a sensation of terror and then severe pain in my head, as if she were hit over and over in the head. It was so intense that I had to walk away. I'm unsure who she was, but she was accosted by a man working the docks (likely late 1700s). I'll have to research what that location was used for in the 1790s/1800s to figure out more.
FOR STORIES ABOUT OTHER ANNAPOLIS GHOSTS WE'VE ENCOUNTERED:
OUR PHOTO COLLECTION: https://youtu.be/qYcQUpC_GGc
(Thanks to Scott "Bear" Elliot for teaching Rob how to make this!)