The Battle Home was constructed in 1835 by Benjamin D. Battle, a son of Joel Battle, founder of Rocky Mount Mills. Rocky Mount Mills was a major supply of material for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1863 Federal cavalry burned the mill but the officer in charge spared the home because heContinue reading “The Battle House, Rocky Mount, NC”
This past summer we were delighted with our weekend visit to Chester, an estate located in Scottsville,Va. Chester dates to 1847 and the grounds are a delight to explore. Located on this estate is a beautiful little cottage called The Butler’s Cottage. We will long remember our visit to this enchanting property.
He grew up next door to the church. The congregation encouraged him through his life. People in town would listen to Gerry’s piano as the melodic tones of church hymns, inspiring passers by, arose from the upstairs window. Life was simple then; love and encouragement flowed from the small town.
Can you see it? The old mill village? About one hundred years ago a little girl and her family lived in the house. Look on the front porch and see she and her brother playing while their father worked in the mill. Mother shews the cat on to the porch and begins to sweep theContinue reading “A Lifetime Ago”
This cabin was built in 1934 It was constructed by the WPA for the mayor of Rocky Mount, NC, J.Q. Robinson. It was used as a quiet retreat. Mr. Robinson had a pet black snake. Apparently this snake liked to shed her skin on the mantle of the fireplace. This routine of the snake continuedContinue reading “Watch Out For Snakes”
She grew up in a house like this. The last of seven children and the only girl in the family. He passed away when she was still young and all she had were her memories. Her parents were educated at Harvard and her father a professor of English. Both parents were committed to education, loveContinue reading “Rustic”
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia holds many memories of being in nature. Weekends afforded me the luxury of boating on the Wilmington River sailing with a friend; fishing for shark; and attempting to water ski ( I never mastered that). Last year we had a delightful ride with old friends on that river. While enjoyingContinue reading “Lunchtime”
I enjoy old cars. It reminds me of my youth and the hours I spent helping my dad, in the driveway, on most Saturday mornings do routine maintenance on the family car. Back then it was easier to do service and repair small things gone wrong than it is today. Old cars also remind meContinue reading “Old Cars”
We live in a beautiful part of eastern NC. Just a few counties over, toward the outer banks, is the small town of Hertford, NC. Last Saturday we drove to Hertford. Along the way we picked up my sister-in-law in Gates county and ended up at the Nicholson House, a country restaurant in the communityContinue reading “Saturday Drive”
Sunsets this time of year are just amazing. Whether it is at Lake Wilson; or down in Savannah, Ga. (my home town); or even the view above the grocery store in our neighborhood. The sunset helps me to stop, slow down, and think about the creator. God says “Be still and know that I amContinue reading “Be Still and know that I am God”