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Friday, September 22, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 144

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Last Saturday Nick and I went to the Harvest Festival at the Booker T. Washington National Monument

2)
There were reenactors...here is the census taker talking with Mrs. Burroughs the plantation owner...we've seen the woman in the blue dress at another event a few years back speaking about Sandusky...if you search in my blog for Sandusky you will find her! She's really good!

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Now the census taker is speaking with the slaves...they are listed as "property" :(

4)
In all of our visits to Booker T's, this was the first time we've seen the reenactors...it was neat...

5)
There was quite a big turn out!

That's my 5 this week! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bay Roc Marina

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8630 Hardy Road . Hardy . VA . 24101

Saturday while driving around we stopped by Bay Roc Marina on Smith Mountain Lake. We walked around for a little bit, they have a nice little restaurant there and the employees were all super friendly. The manager told us the water was low because they drained the lake a bit with the scare of Irma last week and the possible flooding it would bring which turned out to be a little bit of rain in our area...nothing too bad.

Today I am thankful for living in a small community. It's almost like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon around here! Somehow, somewhere you know someone through someone else haha...maybe that's not for everyone but I like it!

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday & Signs, Signs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

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Boone's Mill . Franklin County

Saw this little couple at the Apple Festival over the weekend. They looked like they were enjoying themselves while snacking on a slice of watermelon and people watching :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yard Sale

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Boone's Mill . Franklin County

Do you say "yard sale" or "yard sell" or something other? I say "yard sale" but hear a lot of people around here say "yard sell"...I don't know if it has something to do with the accent because I also heard it like that in Georgia...maybe I've been saying it wrong all along haha

“Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's gold.”
― Bruce Littlefield, Garage Sale America

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures


Monday, September 18, 2017

The Love Bug

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Boone's Mill . Franklin County

On Saturday we went to the Boone's Mill Apple Festival ...maybe I am missing something because I didn't see any apples but I did see Herbie and that's kind of better right?!

I found this groovy old Love Bug trailer from 1969!

Isn't this clip so wholesome?!

I remember seeing this film as a kid and then the remake with my kids! I should see if I can find the original online to watch with the kids...I doubt they would appreciate it though...

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, September 15, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 143

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Last night JV took on Rockbridge at home and won 44-8...

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#10 isn't my child but look at him fly! He was trying to catch a pass but sadly missed it...A for effort though!

3)
Dalton running the ball...

4)
That kid grabbed on to Braden's jersey then his ankle...Braden tried to break free and drug him a little ways but finally went down...

5)
Braden 3, Dalton 21

Well friends, that's my 5 this week...all football of course because that is consuming my life...in fact, I have to go get ready to get the boys to school early today for their team breakfast...I'll catch up with you later! Have a great day and weekend!




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shady

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Day Creek . Blue Ridge
“My path gets more beautiful when you walk it with me.”
― Toni Sorenson

Today I am thankful for Anniversaries! It's our Wedding Anniversary! We have been married for 32 years, wow! Getting married at 19 hasn't always been easy but we've beaten the odds...lots of people said it wouldn't last yet here we are! I am thankful that I have given my kids a 2 parent house to grow up in...I see so many teenagers on social media posting about how lucky you are if you have parents still married to each other...I'm glad that that is something my kids can take for granted! We'll be celebrating at the football field watching the boys play...can't think of anything better! Here's to many more Anniversaries! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!