The following little story is a teenager’s confession of guilt. It comes forty-years after the infractions were committed and safely after any statutes of limitations or the possibility of being grounded at home for a month. Continue reading A Virginia Tradition-Field Parties
I left out one little tale from yesterday’s story (Lineman for the County). It’s all fun and games when a nineteen-year-old is risking his life climbing a telephone pole just to make some beer money for college. But what happens when he’s a part of a telephone monopoly’s conspiracy to ruin a small business owner’s property?
This video is of Main Street in Woodstock, Virginia filmed by Sam Smith sometime during the late 1940’s. Read my short gibberish and then watch a really cool video. Continue reading Video- Main Street Woodstock, Virginia in the Late 1940’s
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
And God said “Let it rain!” And it rained.
The tree buds were confused. The flower bulbs were confused. But everyone living in the Sunset Gardens gated community knew exactly what it meant. It was time to start cutting grass. Continue reading The Crab Grass War of 2012
So, my Mom walks into a DMV…