Cherry Oh Baby 4/3/23
Have you ever heard of Eliza Schidmore?   Born in 1856, Eliza was a journalist and travel author.    She began her career writing a Washington society newspaper column.   She went on to become the first female writer for the National Geographic Society, and later, its first female board member.  In 1885, while still in her twenties, Eliza returned from a trip to Japan with a bee in her well heeled bonnet to bring the beauty of the Japanese cherry tree to Washington's tidal basin.   Her campaign began.   READ MORE