New Year: Make a wish on a shooting star

New Year: Make a wish on a shooting star

This is off topic, but since everyone else always tells me how they see shooting stars and I always miss them, I thought I’d share this opportunity for you to go star gazing during this upcoming light show that peaks on Jan. 3. The Quadrantids meteor...
A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

Mount Vernon They call it a “privately-owned treasure” and no truer words were ever spoken. A trip to Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time AND a step into the classroom. Whether you’re interested in history, agriculture, old homes,...
A visit to George Washington’s church

A visit to George Washington’s church

Christ Church in Alexandria. After our visit to Occoquan, my sister and I went into Old Towne Alexandria where we took a tour of Christ Church. Amazing to think it was built almost 240 years ago and was attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee, among other...
A visit to the river town of Occoquan

A visit to the river town of Occoquan

Occoquan, Va. This week I thought I’d share some historical information on a small town in Virginia that my sister and I visited called Occoquan. Today it is made up of quaint shops, residences and restaurants, but it has a long history. The area was settled by...
Happy Birthday John Mosby

Happy Birthday John Mosby

JOHN MOSBY No name in the annals of the Civil War conjures up a more gallant, romantic and awe-inspiring image than that of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby of Virginia. The epitome of the Southern cavalier, Colonel Mosby was a charismatic officer whose small...
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