Snake Oil

I walked into the doctor’s office and yelled “Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I move my arm like this!”

And my doctor said “Well, you’re just getting old”

That’s her answer.  Every time.  Not matter what my complaint.  “Doc.  Notice how this bone’s sticking out of my shoulder?  Sortta like Quasimodo?  I think something’s wrong”

“Well, you’re just getting…”  Yea, yea, I know. Continue reading Snake Oil

Nelson Theatre Fire-1947

Video-Nelson Theatre Fire

The Nelson Theatre in Mt. Jackson, Va was the first purpose built theatre in town and was modeled after the Rosalind Theatre in New York City. The theatre’s popular Art Deco style, complete with geometrical shapes in the glass on the front elevation, was sweeping the country caught up in modernization and technology. It exuded luxury, glamour, and faith in progress. Continue reading Nelson Theatre Fire-1947

Dead Deer

Water has always played a special part in my life.  I lived in embryonic fluid during my earlier days. The only hobby that I’ve consistently enjoyed throughout the years is standing in, on, or near a body of water while trying to catch a fish.  No wait, two hobbies involving water.  Standing in, on, or near a body of water while trying to catch a glimpse of a bikini.  I use water to make my coffee every morning. Continue reading Dead Deer

Woodstock, Va. Bicentennial Celebration

During the fall of 1952, the small town of Woodstock, Virginia gathered to celebrate its 200th year of existence.  Among the activities planned was a pageant performed by members of the local community.  My father (in an Oscar-winning performance, no doubt) was Lord Fairfax, who granted the land to the town’s founder Jacob Miller.  Woodstock’s original name was Muellerstadt (Miller Town). Continue reading Woodstock, Va. Bicentennial Celebration

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