You may recall my posts from previous years about a Valentine’s event, Romance At The Castle, which is held at Bacon’s Castle. Guests enjoy wine and food samplings and a tour of the house.
This year’s event was held Saturday, and once again, I was asked to speak about my family’s history there at that beautiful old structure.
I have countless photos of Bacon’s Castle, but I rarely go there – or even drive by – that I don’t take another.
I do enjoy sharing the story of my grandparents moving into the “Castle house” in 1923, along with their 11 (at the time) children. And that their 12th child was born there two years later.
And that I was a guide there in 2000, then portrayed my grandmother during a ghost walk in 2010.
And that Marshall was a guide there for ten years and appeared in a PBS tv episode.
And that Motor Man and I were married there in 2002. We still have our picture taken together whenever we visit.
Motor Man videoed my speech, which I’m sharing. For those of you who’ve seen the previous videos, it’s basically the same every year, since, obviously, you can’t change history. I apologize for the low volume (we were trying to be discreet about filming.) Watching in full screen seems to help, for some reason.
We were happy that the event was well attended (sold out, in fact). It was a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend.
~These Days Of Mine~