Category Archives: Buildings

Stafford County history

I spent some time here sitting in a traffic jam yesterday at the Falmouth light, and realized I don’t remember ever noticing this building before. Apparently it’s an important bit of the history of Old Falmouth Village: an African-American church … Continue reading

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A visit to Dad’s

Columbus Day Weekend, early October 2018 Almost all photos by Elspeth ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Dad’s birthday weekend

With Nick and Judy, Gareth and Nancy, we celebrated Dad’s birthday on what was coincidentally Memorial Day Weekend. Dad and I had a walk in Duff Park one day and Beaver Run the next, where we noticed an exceptionally large … Continue reading

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St Stephens Episcopal, Catlett, Virginia

Built 1880. Cedar Run Parish founded 40 years earlier, but original church burnt during Civil War. Shared rectors for many years with nearby Grace Episcopal. For several years in the 50s, had Rev. Charles P. Moncure as rector, perhaps a … Continue reading

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Grace Episcopal, Casanova, Virginia

Built 1865, a country church on a woodsy dirt road. A nice view across farmland to the east.

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At Dad’s on Gareth’s birthday weekend

Gareth’s shot of all present: Then a long, gray drive home. After 90 minutes east to Altoona, here I started south.

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Dad’s kitchen window

Wikipedia article on the American red squirrel

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Bradford Pears

Hadn’t realized the Bradford Pear would get this big. Nor did the city. The cafe is the Recreation Center (opposite Bike Works), where Erin says you get the best chili dog in Fredericksburg. Friend Morgan of Tree Fredericksburg says they … Continue reading

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Christmas lights

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Johnstown Trip

On July 24, 2016, Dad and I visited the museum commemorating the Great Flood of 1889 which killed 2,209 people. Johnstown then was a coal, steel, and railroad town of 30,000 people, many immigrants from either Wales or Germany. It is about … Continue reading

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