I'm at home today after dialysis because it isn't worth driving up to Afton for such a short day. I put a note on the door of the Station and I hope to be forgiven by anyone who arrived to find the lights out and the door locked. Today is a pretty ugly day for traveling anyway. There's been no precipitation here, but the temperature is in the 20s and it's windy and gloomy. Stay home, and come to Afton again next week when we'll be open and, I hope, thriving!
Although it's a little bit off Route 66, I feel the need to call your attention to one of the most beautiful bronze sculptures I've seen in a long time. It's on the grounds of the Tulsa Historical Society and it's called "Five Moons". The Five Moons are five Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma who achieved international prominence during the 20th century. They are Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin, and sisters Maria Tallchief and Marjorie Tallchief. They are portrayed, individually, in a variety of graceful poses. It is such an honor to have five world renowned ballerinas from our state!
The sculpture was installed in 2007, and sometimes I don't think that enough publicity was given to the tremendous work of art, a tribute to Native Americans who have achieved in the Arts. I daresay that few Route 66 travelers have gone the extra mile off Route 66 to view it, but it is well worth the trip. It is on S. Peoria Avenue south of 21st St.
Since the installation consists of five separate statues, it's a bit hard to photograph, but you can get the idea from these. So, make a note of this for the next time your Route 66 trip brings you through Tulsa.