Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Another visit to the State Capitol
The cold weather is already giving me cabin fever, so I talked Cliff into taking me away... to Jefferson City. We didn't get done with our last tour because we had a date with a prison guard. I packed some ham-and-cheese sandwiches, a couple of pieces of lemon cake, some carrot sticks and apples, and a thermos of coffee, and we were set.
On the third floor, we had planned to look at some Thomas Hart Benton paintings in the House of Representatives chamber someplace. A lady at the desk on the first floor, where we entered, had circled an area where the paintings were supposed to be. She said we just had to see these paintings. Well, we like Thomas Hart Benton stuff, so it sounded good to us.
Meet State Representative Brent Lasater. He's the only politician we saw wandering around the place all day. He's practically our neighbor, since his district stops at Buckner, just a few miles down the road from us. He was proud to tell us that he was responsible for introducing a bill that made it all the way through the necessary process to make April "Child Abuse Prevention Month".
Since we were there, I took some pictures, although we never did see whatever it was the lady at the front desk wanted us to see.
So that's how we spent this cold wintry day.