Tag Archives: Virginia

Shenandoah Valley & Shenandoah National Park, July 26 & Sherando Lake, July 28, 2019

We weren’t able to get camping reservations for the weekend, so on Friday, July 26th we decided to do a day trip through the Shenandoah Valley. After crossing Afton Mountain, we drove north on Rt. 340. One of our first … Continue reading

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Camping at James River State Park, July 11-13, 2019

After doing many, many day trips to James River State Park, we were finally able to camp there! We left for the park a little before noon on Thursday, July 11th. In addition to numerous “primitive” sites for tent campers … Continue reading

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The Search for Mary (Polly)

Long before I was interested in genealogy, two of my uncles, Billy and Buster, tried to learn more about our family’s history.  There were tales about Mary “Polly,” the unwed mother of our family patriarch (John William Anderson, June 24, … Continue reading

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Simple Wonders are Everywhere…. September 3, 2017

I only told a couple of people, but I hadn’t seen the “Mama Cat” for nearly 3 weeks.  After happily greeting me every morning, one day she wasn’t there.  And she wasn’t there the next day or the next; she’d … Continue reading

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