Monday, November 21, 2011

The Ole School days

Well I wanted to tell you a little about this dedication we had on saturday.

The mossy Grove school house in jefferson city was built in 1851 by Prof. R.R. Bryan and class was held there until 1918.

My dad and the crew of "American pioneer restoration" were hired to restore this building to it's former glory.

Here's a link to the Historical society's page on it

Dad, and Mr. Bob Jarnagin, invited me to come in costume.

Dad and Bob

For me, any excuse to trot out a costume is a thrill!

And so, after an hour of ironing, and another standing in this strangely warm november sun, the event was a complete success!!

Mark Finchum's opening speech

Bob Tells about the project

Mr R.R. Bryan HIMSELF! Straight from 1851!

The President of Carson Newman Colledge, (A School built on these same old foundations) Final speech

The "Gang" (LtR) "R.R. Bryan", unknown, Me, Bob Jarnagin, Dad, Mark Finchum

All in all it was a marvelous time! After which I got to go to lunch and go shopping in my long dress... due to a lack of modern shoes to wear... (I had brought clothes but had worn what I call my "Clunkies")

Well until next time!

~Meggie March. ;D

Ps, about half of these photos were taken by the lovely Ginger Burchett of the historical society, so pleas make sure you ask before using them, so we can make sure it's one of my photos.

Friday, November 18, 2011


So the other day I went to put in one of my favourit videos. A taped copy of the first season of "Road to Avonlea" that someone gave me when I was three years old.

So as you can imagine, it's a little worn out, and in places, doesn't play well.

So I pop it in the player, it shows about three seconds..... and stops.

I pull it out, fearing the worst.

Gladly, it hadn't been eaten and torn.

So I blow gently on the beloved tape, and savagely on the now hated player.

And as I go to put the video back in the player, praying for the best... I notice something...

Why yes, That IS a LIVE stinkbug INSIDE the tape!! Can you see it?

And so it was calmly evicted from its new forbidden home, and sent on its way.

And the tape played just as imperfectly as ever. :D