Thank You RP Supporter at Monticello!Submitted by EMinVAforRP on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 18:18
I've finally come out of 5 years of lurkdom because of the generosity I experienced last Friday. My family of 6, including my inlaws, had just pulled up to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home in Charlottesville, VA. We were immediately approached by a family who handed us 6 unused tickets to tour the home that they were unable to use. I'm not sure of their circumstances, as I was still stuck in the way back of the SUV, but it appeared that they had a long drive ahead of them and the timed tour ticket was still a few hours out. One of the young men in the group was wearing a Ron Paul t-shirt. I saw (from the back of the truck) that he noticed my RP bumper stickers and I tried to get my husband to shout, "Go Ron Paul!" but he's not quite as exuberant about such things as I am :(
Anyway, I don't think they gave us the tickets because we're RP supporters, but I'm sure at least one of them appreciated that the recipients were like-minded fans of liberty. On the off chance that one member of that family is here on the DP, I wanted to say a sincere "thank you!" Also, since this random act of kindness saved us over $125, I am going to pass it on by adding $100 to what I was going to give in the next money bomb.
Side note, while touring Jefferson's Monticello, the guide pointed out a bust of Alexander Hamilton. She said something about its presence in the home because TJ respected Hamilton's economic contributions (?!). The guy behind me quietly mumbled, "bet Ron Paul wouldn't let that thing in his house!" We're everywhere!