Vintage Miscellany – October 21, 2018

We just got back from a road trip to southern Pennsylvania, by way of the Shenandoah Valley. The good thing about that route north is that one is never more than a few highway exits from a historic site or natural sight. One of our stops was at the Natural Bridge, which is actually both historic and natural. I’d been wanting to see the Natural Bridge ever since my cousin Nancy (above) visited it on a trip with our Aunt Adore and Uncle Corky in 1962.

Being gone for a while is absolutely the best thing one can do to revive interest in the world. So much to see! I put the news on hold (a big relief) and just soaked in the experiences. But the news was here waiting for me, and I do have a bit to share.


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6 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – October 21, 2018

  1. Welcome back! Love this update! All of it! I’ve got Vera guest segment ready to roll. Just waiting on a photo!

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  2. jacq staubs

    You were in my home land / Mason Dixon line below and just above. I hope you lived the scenery – it is beautiful. there used to be wonderful antique / flea marketing there?


  3. Yes! We crossed the Mason-Dixon several times as we drove from Philly to West Virginia. I could live there!


  4. Re: the teacher wearing the same dress for 100 days — maybe we should think of our wardrobes as “vacation packing.” I’ve lived out of a suitcase for as long as four months — and was a very happy traveler. Rule one: coordinate. Everything you’re going to schlep around in that suitcase has to work with almost everything else in the suitcase. Rule two: plain clothes, interesting accessories — and I prefer scarves to necklaces, because they have more impact and they weigh almost nothing. Rule three: washability. People used to coordinate their wardrobe for a season — or six months at a time. We could do that again!


  5. Aud Steier Griem

    How great to see The Natural Bridge! I was there in 1949, a small girl two years old, sailing with my father and mother on my father’s Norwegian oil tanker for nearly three years. In spring of 1949 the ship docked for three months at Newport News and we had time to drive around.
    I am a new subscriber and look forward to your posts!
    Aud, Norway


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