July 23, 2020

A Gathering plus Other Green Scenes.

Frank's youngest daughter and her family were in town so we met them at a local park for a socially distanced gathering. The kids are pretty much grown up now. 

An ice cream truck happened to come by and Susan waved it down.

I have three other pictures to share tonight. I spotted this nicely landscaped fence the other day and thought of Gosia's Fence linkup.

And then there's a nice gate post along 522 next to a marker. I decided to stop and see what it says. Oh, Albert Willis is a name I've heard before. I've seen his gravesite in Flint Hill.
Pvt. Albert G. Willis, Co. C, Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) and at least one other Ranger were captured about 13 Oct. 1864 near Gaines Crossroads by Union Brig. Gen. William H. Powell's U.S. 2d Cavalry Division. During the Civil War, many Federals considered partisans civilian bushwhackers, not regular soldiers. Powell, in reprisal for what he called the "murder" of a U.S. soldier by alleged partisans, ordered a Ranger executed. According to some postwar sources, Willis, a ministerial student, offered his life in place of a married cohort. He was hanged nearby on 14 Oct. and buried at a Baptist church in Flint Hill.


  1. Hello,

    It is nice to meet up and have some family time. The fence garden photo is lovely. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

  2. Ice cream would go over well right about.

  3. A lovely family get together 😊. I enjoyed your photos.

  4. ...the Civil War continues to be contentious issue in this country!

  5. Such a sad story about the young man. I think ice cream does make a great treat for family gatherings.

  6. A great place to visit and relax love from Poland

  7. That looks a lovely family get-together.

    All the best Jan

  8. The flowers by the fence look nice.


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