Friday’s Fences – And A Wedding Story

This beautiful old home, built in the mid 1700’s, is located a few miles outside of town.

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I love the brick columns and weathered white fence.

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Several years ago, an elderly friend, who has since passed on, shared a story with me about this house.  I don’t recall the exact year, but I’m thinking around the turn of the century, the homeowner’s daughter’s wedding took place in the home. It was a winter wedding, in December, I believe. And the weather that day was bitterly cold and snowy.

My friend said she was told that there’s a fireplace in nearly every room of this old home, and on that day, there was a fire in every fireplace.

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My travels don’t take me in this direction often, but when I do pass by this old home, I remember that story and imagine how festive that day must have been.

And I also think of my sweet friend who shared the story.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

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18 responses to “Friday’s Fences – And A Wedding Story

  1. Sweet story to start my Friday!


  2. I love it! Happy Friday.

  3. So amazing that it is still standing.. Oh, if walls could talk.

  4. Ahhhh the romance of classic VA.

  5. I can just imagine the warmth and glow of the fireplaces…adding such a romantic atmosphere!

  6. And the wedding guests probably stayed for WEEKS!! Or a least a few days. We forget that traveling wasn’t as easy even 100 yrs ago as it is today! Beautiful old home!

  7. oh, i bet that was cold and drafty that day! 🙂

  8. Now someone could take those few lines and build a whole book around it…wish it was me.

  9. How I love it when you know the story behind an old home! This one is truly special because it makes you imagine the wedding and all the fires going inside for the festivities.

  10. A great old tale! – I don’t remember hearing this one before …

  11. It must have been a grand affair. Love the long drive leading to the house, too.

  12. A good memory Dianna! A fireplace in every room! Now that would make me happy.. 🙂

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    You can just image what a grand affair that wedding was and how beautiful the house was. Wonderful story Dianna, thanks so much for sharing. Have a good weekend.

  14. Wonderful story. I wonder if the house is in disrepair now as the fence seems to be. It must have been a beautiful estate at one time.

  15. What a lovely story!

  16. I would love to have been at that wedding. Love the fence!

  17. There’s an old poem that says something like “it takes a heap of living in a house to make it home.” Your posts remind me of that line, and the truth that all houses have stories to tell. You seem to find a lot of beautiful ones to share! ~ Sheila

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