Aisle and Chandeliers on the House Floor

The House floor - OK so, I'm a better advocate than photographer.

The House floor – OK so, I’m a better advocate than photographer.

As the hearing wore on* and the kids got restless we went exploring and peeked in so that they could see “where nana used to work.” I remembered that she sat on the right side of the aisle – under the portrait of Lincoln.

*I later learned the reason the hearing was so long was partly because the Illinois Coalition for Midwifery had organized a stellar line up of expert speakers to testify in what one legislator later described as “the best hearing I’ve ever seen.”

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