What could a chocolate Labrador Retriever dog have in common with the Underground Railroad?
I had a really nice walk today. I took a walk through history. My mom took me to a place – well, the name doesn’t mean much to me but it meant a lot to my mom.
“Joey, this is the Jackson Homestead. It was a stop along the Underground Railroad.”
I didn’t ask, “What’s the Underground Railroad?” but if I had, she would have been very surprised. And then she would have answered, “The Underground Railroad was the route that escaped slaves took on their road to freedom. Many times people opened their homes to escaped slaves, and the William Jackson family, in our town, was one such family and one such place.”
Now that’s something I understand: FREEDOM.
Today this home is a museum that you can visit. But me? I can stay outside, and that’s fine with me.