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Beating the Summer Heat—Escape to San Francisco

Beating the Summer Heat—Escape to San Francisco

We are happy to report that here at the Quiet Place we call Home, DC’s atrociously muggy weather has finally abated. June, July, and August of 2021 were quite the Hades-like-slog, but one of our intrepid Guests (DJ) managed a Houdini-like escape. She “flew the coop”...

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Pipe Palooza at the Home

Pipe Palooza at the Home

Things have been exciting here at The Aged Woman’s Home the last 8 weeks, and we want to emphasize the word Aged as well as the word exciting. Exciting, it turns out, can go either way—good or bad. In our case, things (although in the end turned out well) got very...

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Spring Cleanup Begins at the Home

Spring Cleanup Begins at the Home

We were excited to greet our first outside volunteer since March 2020 when the pandemic shutdown started in DC. Elijah, a junior at Georgetown Preparatory School wore his mask, social distanced, and stayed outside, but most importantly he cleaned out our fish pond. We...

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March Madness

March Madness

We are not playing basketball, but we are madly dashing about the garden, tidying it up, and readying our pots for plants. DJ, one of our Guests with a decidedly green thumb, hit the ground running on March 1st and hasn’t stopped since. Besides paging through the...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As Friends of the Aged Woman's Home may be aware, in the early 20th century, Georgetown, (especially the west side near the present-day Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown University, and Visitation School) was home to a large influx of Irish immigrants. While the large...

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Transitions

Transitions

In November of 1868, the year of the Home’s founding, Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois defeated Horatio Seymour of New York to win the 21st presidential election. Grant decisively won the electoral vote, but his margin was much narrower in the popular vote.

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Happy Holidays from the Aged Woman’s Home Elves

Happy Holidays from the Aged Woman’s Home Elves

Concerns about COVID-19 left us sans our annual Town and Country Garden Club Members, who, with their holiday decorating expertise usually descend upon the Home in early December to decorate our mantles, trim our tree, and transform our front parlor into a scene of...

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