FBWEV Captures the Spirit of Lincoln

Lincoln CottageOn Wednesday, April 22, members of the FBWE Village toured the Lincoln Cottage in Washington, DC as the 150th anniversary remembrance of his death drew to a close. The cottage is on the campus of the Armed Forces Retirement Home which has served Veterans since the 1850’s. The attendees learned that Lincoln often had breakfast with the wounded Veterans before he made the 3 mile commute to the White House during the summers of his presidency. Although his access to the troops is well known, seeing the proximity of the cottage to the then hospital reinforced the fact that Lincoln had little time to himself or for his family, even in this peaceful setting. Villagers also learned that the house is a tribute to Lincoln’s thoughts and written word and not artifacts of his residency. They enjoyed the discussion surrounding President Lincoln’s thinking at this time of war and great change for the nation.

FBWE Village Celebrates Spring and the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom WalkOn a mild Wednesday afternoon, April 15th, several FBWEV members met to walk the cherry blossoms and celebrate the arrival of spring in Washington, DC.

The Village weekly walking group, The Walkie Talkies, met at the Jefferson Memorial, walked around Tidal Basin and retired to a happy hour at the Caucus Room on M. St.

This affinity group has been a staple of activity for FBWEV. The Walkie Talkies walk at a set time each week for an hour and half and cover approximately 3.5 miles. The group encourages all members, no matter their ability, who have an interest in a walking social group to join them. No registration is required, just show up. Get more information on the Walkie Talkies.

The Walkie Talkies have been walking for over a year and during almost every walk a member delights in how lucky we are to be able to enjoy our beautiful city by foot.