…were one and the same yesterday, at least for part of the day. Motor Man and I decided to visit an antique mall in Williamsburg and rode the ferry linking Surry County to Jamestown.
It poured rain for most of our trip there, including part of the approximately 20 minute ferry ride. But, the skies were beginning to clear just a little as we met the other ferry, making the return trip from Jamestown to Scotland Wharf in Surry.
We thought the setting was particularly striking yesterday for the Jamestown Church Tower (c. 1690’s). It appeared to be wearing a rain bonnet as it undergoes restoration.
Browsing through the antique mall seemed more nostalgic than usual. I saw sheet music for Winter Wonderland and Silver Bells, and recalled playing those songs on the piano many years ago.
I also spotted a book of stories by O. Henry and glanced through it for The Last Leaf (and found it). I recall that from school days, as well as O. Henry’s surprise endings.
The music in the mall is mostly instrumental, with an occasional Johnny Mathis, Brooke Benton and the like… it provides the perfect atmosphere.
The weather was much improved for our return trip, where, as usual, a gull greeted us as we boarded the ferry.
Did I purchase anything at the mall, you may ask. Tune in tomorrow!
~These Days Of Mine~