In this chapter, Tammy visits the Asheville Art Museum. There she sees two pictures that quickly come to mean a great deal to her. Before seeing those two pictures, though, she stops and finds amazing Pinky/MM Bass’s Cancer (from Contemplating My Internal Organs):
The first of the two pictures which so impact Tammy is From the Low Grounds, by Maud Gatewood:
The second is Old Homestead at Mt. Mitchell, by Robert Johnson:
In this chapter, downtown Asheville’s Vance Memorial (in honor of Zebulon Baird Vance) gets a mention (rude as it is: Charlie calls it “In the Pants of Vance”). Here’s that memorial:
In the pants of Vance!
So wrong, Charlie. So very wrong.
Also mentioned are the brass statues adjacent to the Vance Memorial. Here’s what they look like:
In this chapter, Tammy heads downtown for Asheville’s big Fourth of July celebration. You can see the Asheville Citizen-Times’ photo gallery of that giant event here.
I took a video of the crowd at Asheville’s downtown Fourth of July celebration, but, because I always feel weird taking videos of strangers (since how rude is that, it still seems to me), I ended up spinning around so fast it was pretty much just a stupid long blur. So I’ll spare you.
The photo accompanying this chapter, which you see at the top of this post, was taken by my wife, Cat, about two years ago in downtown Escondido, CA.
The photos of the pig and turkey statues were found at Waymarking.com.
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