On to Plan B:
Due to a computer crash, I won’t have the posts I was planning to have about historic houses in Virginia. If you’re visiting as part of the Magical Holiday History Tour though, feel free to leave a comment about Gone with the Wind.
“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind…”
When you see images of Civil War soldiers, ladies in hoop skirts, dashing gentlemen on horseback, and the South in all of its nineteenth century glory, what comes to mind? For me, it’s Margaret Mitchell and her renowned novel Gone With the Wind.
This Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind. Fans of the novel and the movie that came just a few years later, will have plenty of opportunity to commemorate the anniversary in the Atlanta area, including Gone With the Wind tours that offer several different venues to explore.
I would love to go on the Gone With the Wind Epic Experience Tour, which includes a visit to the Road to Tara Museum, dinner and a tour at Stately Oaks Plantation.
Another tour is the “Frankly, My Dear” Experience. This includes the Road to Tara Museum, Stately Oaks Plantation, Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta History Center, and Atlanta Cyclorama.
Anyone who loves historical romance and adventure should enjoy taking part in these tours and the other interesting events that have been scheduled as part of the anniversary.
If you live near Atlanta, visit the Margaret Mitchell House for more information.
The Cavaliers & Cottonfield and Just a Dream Remembered quotes are among my favorites. We must not forgot those times, my four great grandfathers and several great uncle fought for the cause, and always remember, it is the cause, and not the outcome of the cause, that is glorious.
Hope you are doing well, David! That quote is like fine music.
Although the “Cause” has been much maligned and misinterpreted in the interest of Political Correctness, our forefathers fought for a Cause and reasons they believed would affect them, their children, and their children’s children. And sure enough it has……I honor my Confederate ancestors, and all those who chose either the route of Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, Charles Hamilton, Melanie, Scarlett or the rest….. There were many paths to follow in fighting for one’s Country, whether CSA or USA.
When I was a kid (and before cable TV), Gone With The Wind was shown for 3 or 4 nights. Not a word was spoken among us until the commercials! LOL
Years later, I sat down and read it. It was wonderful.
As for the cause, I didn’t fully understand it until I took a college class about it. That cause gave me an entire new outlook of the Civil War.
Thanks, Tracey. I hope the college class gave an accurate representation of both sides. Sometimes they don’t these days, unfortunately 🙂
I’m sorry to hear about your computer crash. That is so annoying. I hope you can recover what you lost.
Is it awful for me to admit I can’t watch Gone with the Wind? I don’t know why. I cannnot sit through 5 minutes of that movie. I feel so silly, because I love Civil War fiction and nonfiction.
Wishing you the best on your tour.