Romance At The Castle

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know of my love for and connection to the historic home, Bacon’s Castle. I have several new subscribers, so if you’d like to learn more, please click on the Bacon’s Castle category to the right.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to take part in “Romance At The Castle”,  a Valentine event taking place there last Sunday. The afternoon included wine tastings, food and tours of the house.  Carol, the site manager of the property, asked me to give a sort of “intro” to the tours by sharing my family’s history at the house.

Since Motor Man and I were married in front of the fireplace in the same room where I was to speak with the visitors, we had our picture taken in “our” spot.


The following video is a little dark, and the audio isn’t great, so I apologize for that. We wanted to be discreet about filming and were limited as to where to place the Go-pro camera.  Several of my family members and friends asked to see my part of Sunday’s program, and the easiest way for me to do that is to share it here on the blog. (Perhaps, if your browser supports it, you can use the full-screen option and “up” the volume a bit.)

There were three tours Sunday, and I spoke to each group. Motor Man and I had a great time; we were honored to be included in such a wonderful event.

As we were leaving, Motor Man took this picture of a contrail. He also captured just a bit of the sunset…


….as well as a glimpse of that beautiful old house.

It was a nice way to end a romantic afternoon at The Castle.

~These Days Of Mine~

14 responses to “Romance At The Castle

  1. I was able to go full-screen and hear just fine! You did wonderful! It was like meeting you for real Dianna… 😀 The magazine article was a treat and it was written beautifully with lots of info. The Castle has become an old friend for me as a reader of your blog!

  2. Great job Diane! Enjoyed your talk.

  3. Well done! I know that filled in some of the blanks the guests at the Castle had in their knowledge of the house and the area……it looks like it was a wonderful event for EVERYONE!


  4. Your video was so much fun. Your family history and connection to the Castle is truly special. You all are very lucky.

  5. Your video of the presentation of your family history at the ‘Castle’ is wonderful. I’ve always thought that Bacon’s Castle has been, overlooked treasure. Thanks!

  6. How neat!! I loved hearing your presentation and I know you were honored to do it. I agree with Under the Oaks, it was like meeting you ‘in person.’ 🙂

  7. Very impressive!! You’ve come a long way from that shy lady I first knew. Great job.

  8. You were Wonderful! I’m so proud that you were there to represent our family at ” Our Castle.” Thank you so much for sharing your video and please give a special thanks to your video crew, Uncle JR.

  9. Very well put together & nicely delivered! I can see everybody was enjoying your presentation !
    Another Bacon’s Castle experience to add to the list ; )

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I am so proud of you, Dianna. You and I have been come a long way from those two quiet and shy elem school class mates. You have every right of be very proud of your family history with Bacon’s Castle. You truly make it shine and come to life for others to enjoy. ❤

  11. What an honor and you did fantastic on your presentation. It was fun to hear your voice for the first time.

  12. Loved this! Thanks so much for sharing! And Motor Man’s pic is the perfect ending to a day of romance♥

  13. Great job on the video! You’re a pro.

  14. Thanks for sharing the video! I love hearing about special places.

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