Day 527: Mad Money

After leaving Culpeper, Laetitia and her group stopped to hike on Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Afterward they drove along the Skyline Drive, joining the freeway near Front Royal before proceeding to Winchester, Virginia, their evening’s destination.

A city of 26,000 residents, Winchester has several museums, and Laetitia and her group went to two of them: the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters Museum and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Some happy hour gossip about a local housewife who replenished the “butter and egg” money she kept in her cookie jar in an interesting way was the source of the limerick of the day.

The talk of the town of Winchester
Was a crusty old housewife named Hester
Who went nude to a bar
And with coins filled her jar
Before the cops came to arrest her.