She Doesn’t Look A Day Over 300

Those of you who know me personally, or have been following my blog for awhile, know of my connection to historic Bacon’s Castle in Surry County, Virginia. (If you’re new here, please click on the link under categories to read previous posts.)

This grand old home has been getting quite the recognition recently because she’s celebrating her 350th birthday this year.

Last Sunday, she was featured in the Richmond, Virginia paper, and just yesterday, this was the article in our Daily Press.

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Motor Man and I paid her a visit yesterday, along with some dear friends who had never been there. It’s always a treat to tour the house, but especially so with folks who are seeing her in person for the first time.

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All the publicity must be paying off: she was a busy place yesterday.

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Whenever I’m at Bacon’s Castle, I try to imagine the life my mom, her parents and her siblings lived here. I think of them walking in the yard, working the fields, the children playing and climbing the trees…

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It’s so nice to see the Castle getting all this well-deserved recognition. She’s special, and I hope she  survives to celebrate many more birthdays.

~These Days Of Mine~

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17 responses to “She Doesn’t Look A Day Over 300

  1. Looks like it was a beautiful day for a Castle visit…….love your scarf (tee hee).

    Hugs, Pam

  2. Oh what a beautiful day it was to visit this magnificent place. Love all the pictures and the history you share with “her”.

  3. I’m also glad Bacon’s Castle is finally getting recognition. As the oldest brick home in the USA and the only one of Jacobean architecture, you’d think there would have been more over the years.

  4. I’ve always thought that she has long been an overlooked gem. I, too, am glad to see her getting recognized. Everyone should check her out. Love the picture on the wall – perfect photo spot.

  5. I must remind Junw that we played there many days and there are pictures oif us doing so, but I don’t have any—–jj

  6. oops check my spelling of June————sorry………………jj

  7. I live so close but have only passed by. this will have to be on my list for this Spring.

  8. Love your header and love the title of this piece.

  9. So glad you shared this special place with your friends. It looks like it was a glorious day.

  10. Nice article in yesterday’s paper. Of course I thought of you.

  11. i know you love this place. 🙂

  12. Built to last..
    She has stood the test of time while others crumbled. She’s seen good times, bad times, rebellion & war(s)..
    She has been home to many families, a command point during an uprising & she’s even hosted a wedding or two ; )

    Go see her if you haven’t done so; go see her if you have .. !

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Bacon’s Castle is very special for many reasons. It’s nice to know more people are finding that out.

  14. 350!

  15. Love the header and your NEW THEME! It’s bigger! I am glad a place that is so special to you and your family is getting the special recognition it deserves. 350 years old, it doesn’t hardly seem possible. The Castle is beautiful! What a beautiful day you had yesterday!

  16. Hi Dianna, I couldn’t help but think of you when I saw the article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. What a great history.

  17. I love your angel in the header. We’ll have to visit the castle sometime, have seen the signs, but never been there. How cool would that be to live there.

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