February 18, 2019

Presidents Day Random-osity

The Good: For Presidents Day, I took a picture of a statue of George Washington. This is young George, working as a surveyor. Washington surveyed much of Virginia north of the Rappahannock River and across the Blue Ridge.  A plaque states that "In March of 1748, George Washington, at age sixteen, arrived in Winchester, then called Frederick Town. During the next four years, he worked as a surveyor throughout the colonial Virginia frontier."

This statue is next to Washington's Office in Winchester.

The Random: A fast food restaurant near Boyce was recently remodeled. On the wall is a mural of the Burwell-Morgan Mill in nearby Millwood.

I've visited the mill a number of times.

The Fun: Squirrels are always stealing bird seed. I spotted this one in the supermarket and moved him just a little bit to reveal his mischievous nature. (I put him back after I took the picture.)


  1. George Washington started his working career very early at 16. Love the squirrel and seed photo, very funny Linda.
    Thanks for the lovely mural too.

  2. Hello, I love the mill mural. Just beautiful. The squirrel stealing the bird food, that is a cute one. Wishing you a happy day!

  3. Ha ha on the squirrel! I know some of my ancestors lived in the area Washington surveyed also. And some worked with him and thus it's almost as good as "Washington slept here." I've even seen one of the beds in an Inn which knows that he did (in Salem NC.)

  4. That is a funny photo of the squirrel!

  5. The squirrels in our back yard would definitely help themselves to whole bags of bird seed if they could. IT's a constant arms race as they defeat each of the measures we take to reserve the seed feeders for birdies only!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  6. LOL! Love the squirrel and seed photograph!

    All the best Jan

  7. I like the stonework in the walls of the mill. Cute squirrel--haha!


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