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A few weeks ago, I was going through some old papers and I ran across this:

It is from when I was an 8-year-old fossil lover and had arranged my collection into a “museum” in our basement. I then proceeded to charge my family and friends 15 cents a piece to view my treasures. hehe. Well, as Joshua seems to be following right in my footsteps spending hours outside looking for fossils and other cool rock specimens, I decided to show him this sign I made long, long ago and tell him about my museum. Between hearing my story and visiting the Field Museum about the same time, he had all the inspiration he needed!

His was a “Rock Museum” though, rather than “fossil”, since not all of his rocks are fossils…

He turned out to be more generous than myself, however, as he decided admission would be free!

One of the first visitors to the museum: Daddy!



He set himself up as the king of the rock museum, right on the table!


Closer look at his collection

He kindly provided magnifying glasses of several varieties for the visitors.

He also offered detailed explanations of all items of interest.

He invited quite a few friends from church, assuring them that admission was FREE! If you do decide to come, let us know in advance, as the museum is currently “closed”, but can be “open” again if we have some notice. 🙂