Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I CONFESS!! I'm a drive-by shooter!

NO! It's NOT what you think! I'm guilty of drive-by photo shootings! Here are a few pics of some of the lovely homes in our town, many of which are antebellum homes built before the War Between the States. I think we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 27 antebellum homes in our town. General Grant himself ordered that our town be spared from burning, as the ladies in town were so very nice to his wife while they were here.

Did you know that, at one time, people could order a house from Sears & Roebuck (now just plain ol' Sears)? It's true! You could choose your house, order it, and it would be delivered to you in panels that you put together. Here is a lovely Craftsman-style home that was ordered from Sears.

This is a little brick house that I've always thought was so cute! The windows that are hidden behind the tree are arched at the top. I'm thinking that the room with those windows might, at one time, have been a porch that was later closed in. This picture is slightly blurry, because I had to snap it while rolling because it looked like I was fixing to be rear-ended!

This is "Montrose"., an antebellum home owned by our local garden club. Nobody lives in it, but it can be toured, and is often used for super-elegant weddings and receptions.

This house is a "sister" house to Montrose and is right across the street. They were built by the same plans, but have some different detailing in the trim.

This house is called "The Cedars". I wish it didn't have those bushes in front so y'all could see it better! The gingerbread-type trim on this house is beautiful.

This house is called "Wakefield". The tree on the right is a huge dogwood tree. Until a storm caused another tree to fall on it, ripping off some of its branches, it looked like a huge lace petticoat when when in bloom.

This gray house isn't an antebellum home, although it's old; but, I've always loved it. It's pretty in gray and white, but I especially loved it when it was painted a soft, mossy green.

This is another antebullum home. I love how it looks like it looks as if it might be surrounded by cotton fields, although it is right smack dab on one of the busiest streets in town.

This is an antebellum cottage. The landscaping is beautiful, and can't you see yourself sitting on that front porch with a tall glass of iced tea, watching the world go by?

Well, that concludes our tour for the day. I hope you've enjoyed it! We have lots more beautiful homes in our little town, and I'll be doing more drive-by shootings soon!

Today is my mother's 92nd birthday. She has five children, 12 living grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She is a wonderful woman and mother, was a wonderful wife to my daddy, and is beautiful on top of all that! How cool is that?
I love you, Mama!

And, last, but not least, let us remember those who lost their lives 7 years ago this day, on September 11, 2001. 9-11 is truly a sad day in our history, because those precious lives were wiped out by those who practice hatred and call it religion.
However, the good thing is that Anerica showed the world that we will not take terroism lying down. Pray for those family members who are grieving the loss of their loved ones, and pray for AMERICA! We are truly a great nation, with wonderful people!

Have a great day!


Big Toe Mom said...

Congrats to your Mom! YEAH! Happy B-Day!
Peggy, you are good at this blogging thang...

Peggy said...

Thanks, sweetie! It sure is fun! :)

bj said...

What lovely homes...I, too, love to drive by and snap a photo of favorite homes.
your mom is just a beautiful lady!!