Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Ya'all know about the place I grew up in Fairfax, VA. It is a 260-year-old home that was once a very nice estate with outbuildings but a nasty son-of-a-bitch contractor bought it and wanted to tear it down. It was saved from the wrecking ball by conservationists and historical society, but he was allowed to tear down the back boxwood maze, orchards, and outbuildings to build condos around it, leaving the mansion and the front boxwood maze intact.
Recently a dear friend in the blog world, "Rowan MacLeod" went there with her team and took pictures of the place. As you can see, the deer love to graze in the boxwood gardens. The house is looking very nice. When we lived there, it was a Confederate gray, but the pale yellow is rather nice too. I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how it's doing nowadays. I still have a goal of getting there and doing a hunt. My father, mother, sister, brother, and our dear family friend have all passed on and each one vowed to haunt the place along with the Northern and Southern Civil War soldiers who died in it when it was a field hospital (for both sides at one time or another).
Rowan has started a paranormal team in Virginia that I will be keeping an eye on and expect to be a great connection in the home state. I will be doing a post in the near future on your team and her blog and online website, so stay tuned!
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