Jimmy Carter… not our favorite President, even though he seriously seems like a really good person.
Dang! We might actually see him when we’re there!
There were family items…
(Yeah, you’re not gonna wanna click that Play button, cuz that song is an earworm that will keep crawling for hours… Political campaign songs? They ain’t good.)
And Darth Vader and Luke and Princess Leia were there…
And the obligatory replica Oval Office. (I’m a total sucker for the Oval Office replica.)
And they did a really lovely thing here… which made me gasp:
A full wall of archival boxes on dramatic display! Rapture in the librarian heart!
And then, this moment of triumph…
I buttoned up in its honor.
And to top it all off, there was a farmer’s market in the parking lot, so: Georgia peaches!!
The Carter Center, the public policy organization run by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, shares the same grounds, and the whole place is lovely and peaceful and filled with good feeling. It’s right there in the city of Atlanta, but it feels like a world apart.
The museum brought back lots of very early memories… like being in the voting booth with my mom when she cast her vote in the 1976 election. In that moment, a political junkie was born.
So, my fellow Americans… What are your memories of the Carter years?
(Were you even born yet?)