Richmond, VA

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Richmond has become one of my favorite cities. Growing up about two hours away, my family occasionally went to Richmond for shopping and medical care. Later in life, I would live there and it became home for my children. Richmond is the capital of Virginia and is conveniently located centrally with quick access to the beach, mountains and Washington D.C. With a metropolitan population of about 1.3 million people, it has lots of cultural events and a rich history. Now that I have lived away for a number of years, I have a new appreciation for all that Richmond has to offer. Of course, with three children who live there, I might have some bias.

Posterity

D619C3AE-AAAC-44DA-A699-B57243001F32“Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:30-31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Today my family went to Maymont and enjoyed all the free activities.  In 1893, James Dooley, a wealthy Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife, Sallie (who grew up in my home county of Lunenburg) completed their elaborate Gilded Age 100 acre estate high above the James River.  They left Maymont to future Richmonders.  What a great gift indeed that has blessed so many people.  What if everyone left a gift that kept providing joy to future generations?