I love driving the roads of eastern NC. We take a regular trip to Ahoskie each week. The drive is beautiful with farmland and familiar crops growing in the fields. In January we enjoy viewing the snow geese and swans as they migrate. I have been looking at this barn and tree for years now.Continue reading “Bethel, NC.”
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Grace Episcopal Church, Bertie County, NC
Grace church was established in1854. In 1831 there was no church in the town of Woodville. There was Old Pugh Chapel at Turner’s Crossroads now called Lewiston. Now the town is called Lewiston-Woodville and Grace Church is near by. For several years, 1842-1854, the Episcopalians went to St Thomas Church in Windsor, NC for baptisms,Continue reading “Grace Episcopal Church, Bertie County, NC”
Moses Ficklin Cottage
The ancient sprawling oak tree shades this example of Gullah architecture, once the home of Moses Ficklin, church deacon and undertaker on Daufuskie Island, SC.
The Praise House
“ In 1830, just after sunset on Daufusky Island, South Carolina, a slender black soul would light a fire outside the door of the weathered clapboard ‘Praise House.’ They came quietly to this only gathering place they knew, to sit on the backless half-log benches outside and inside along the wall. At first there wasContinue reading “The Praise House”
The Battle House, Rocky Mount, NC
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”
The Butler’s Cottage
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.
Small Town Life
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.
A Lifetime Ago
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”
Watch Out For Snakes
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”