Dianne and Jennie chat with special guest Ahna Wolff. Ahna took a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland over the summer in order to study, but she made time to visit four of Edinburgh's most historic cemeteries: Old Calton Cemetery, New Calton Cemetery, Canongate Kirkyard, and most famously known, Gray Friar's Kirkyard. Ahna shares her impressions of each cemetery, her favorite graves to visit, including the graves of some of Scotland's most prolific writers and philosophers, such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and Sir Walter Scott; as well as Scottish poets Robert Burns and Robert Ferguson. Join us as Ahna relates Ordinary Extraordinary tales of famous dogs, graves that inspired J.K. Rowling's characters in the Harry Potter series, and a very surprising connection to an American born US president.
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Episode image: Canongate Kirk Yard Sketch:
Ahna Wolff is a sixteen year old volunteer at Evergreen Heritage and the Manitou Springs Historical Society. She has a love for all things historic, and has been devoted to her volunteer work since she moved to the Springs in 2021. Ahna is a student at The Colorado Springs School, where she has recently become a member of the National Honor Society. This summer, she took a two week Humanities course at The University of Edinburgh and had an incredible experience exploring the city and all of the amazing history it had to offer on each and every corner.