We learned who George Mason was by stumbling across his memorial in Washington, DC (on the to the Jefferson Memorial) Intrigued, we stopped by his home, and had an exceptionally informative tour. The home was wonderful; we learned about proportional architecture, customs of the times, what a pole ladder is, and how a typical bed of that era felt. The grounds were lovely; the cemetery where George's first wife Ann is buried is worth a visit. Just strolling what would have been Mason's backyard, with glimpses to the water, provided peace and tranquility; no wonder he did not choose to leave his home unless compelled, by his sense of duty to his country, to share his ideas and talents with the world.
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June 24, 2013
This past Friday, June 21st, I toured the estate with our son, Brenton Collier Kelley, to show him the peaceful side of his family. We had just buried my brother, his uncle, Col. George Mason Van Orden, son of Gen. George Owen Van Orden, USMC, and he gave me a $20 bill standing outside the entrance in order that I have enough to pay for our guest, Bruce. That was the last time I saw my black wallet. I need you to look around the grounds, please, and let me know by email (email@example.com) asap if you find it because otherwise I will have to start the process of cancelling credit cards, replacing IDs, etc.We are related to George Mason by my mother's side. Thank you, Dr. Flora Mason Van Orden, presently in Florida to finalize a grant which was awarded to an organization I help for Haitians, and see a doctor and will return soon. You may call 305-247-4779, which is an unattended phone, and persist, if you find it and would like to let me know sooner than an email. Thank you.l
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