Celebrating Milestones

Happy Hour

Every week that I post a blog, I upload my photos to Twitter, Facebook and my “sell” site that same week. I bet this week those of you who follow my blog and twitter feed closely thought, “what the heck?”

The photos and the blog title don’t give away any theme or so you think! This year on my birthday and KI and my seventh wedding anniversary(still unbelievable we are actually married), we took the day to go on a Smithsonian Tour. For those of you not familiar with the name Smithsonian, it is our nation’s capitol museum system and it is also the premier research institution for biology, history, archeology…in the US.

As I have written many times before, KI and I are fortunate that we live so close to so many free world class museums!

Brew Time

On this particular day we took a tour that combined craft breweries, history of brewing in DC and culture. In less than 8 hours we hit all of our favorite things to do, and I got to photograph it too. Click on this link to learn more about DC’s brew history.

One of our stops was the Congressional Cemetery. We took the brewmaster’s tour. There are 19 brewmasters buried there. There is also a LGBT tour. Charles Fowler is a highlight on that tour. I thought his gravestone was so unusual. This link shares that tour.

In Memoriam




The last photo, “Musical Tribute”, makes me digress. I thought the gravestone was stunning, but I only saw one date so I do not know if Joyce is alive or deceased. So this practice of laying a gravestone prior to death may seem practical, but not when it is your own mother doing it which my mother has done.

All of us knew that she did this, but when we buried my stepfather, we saw the stone for the first time. It was unsettling to say the least.

Musical Tribute


Do any of you have parents who have done the same? Let me know what you think of this practice?

Today, enjoy my unusual collection of photos!

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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3 Responses to Celebrating Milestones

  1. Teryl R. Cardella says:

    Wow, I’ve been to Washington, DC but was not aware of the Congressional Cemetery, nor the LGBTQ tours. I hope to get back to DC soon and hope to spend a couple more days taking the tours, Thank you for bringing these to the light.


  2. Marian Owens says:

    Love the POV in Happy Hour, and the selective focus in Brew Time! The unusual tombstones are amazing. After my brother-in-law died, his wife had a very cool tombstone made that reflected his interest in classic horror films. It, too, is a rare work of art. I don’t know anyone who has had his/her tombstone or plate installed ahead of time; yes, it would be unsettling to see – one’s own or a loved one!

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