A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

Mount VernonThey 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, Colonial...
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...
Happy Birthday John Mosby

Happy Birthday John Mosby

JOHN MOSBYNo 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...
A great holiday apple pie recipe

A great holiday apple pie recipe

This is off topic somewhat, but I wanted to share this old-time, easy apple pie recipe!Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not exactly the homemaker type, but I gave this recipe a try over Thanksgiving and it was a big hit.It’s so easy even I can do it –...
 

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