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Goethe Institut - Mainstage

This is what I am thinking about these days because I have been assigned to this venue for the Capital Fringe and my new show Arlington National Cemetery, A Story Salute.

It is a perfect venue for storytelling and its familiar.  This will be my fourth Fringe in this venue. I really appreciate being back where I feel comfortable especially when I am telling a story that means a great deal to me. And this story does.

Arlington is a very special national monument but to me it is  even more - it is a family place. Our three year old daughter died suddenly in 1964. Jim, at the time on active duty with the US Air Force Medical Corps, exercised his Arlington Option and promised that he would be buried in that grave - so that Gretchen could be at the time.

Thus we had a personal family relationship with Arlington for 47 years and then Jim died and was buried in Arlington in 2012. And I know that evenutally I will join them.

This story ties all the family threads together  - and reflects on the honor and respect of the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

Personal stories come from our lives. And, then we hope to say more than just tell a personal story.

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