Category Archives: Country Living

Back in the Day in Fauquier County, Virginia – 1978

The year was around 1978 and as you can already guess, “those were the good old days”. Everything was simpler then, everything was fun. We enjoyed being around friends and family. We were young and carefree. If you see someone … Continue reading

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The Whole Town’s Laughing At Me

Every time I hear that song by Teddy Pendergrass, “The Whole Town’s Laughing at Me”, it takes me back to 1975 and the weekend a Navy buddy of mine invited me to go back with him to his hometown and … Continue reading

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Separate But Equal

Lewis Mountain Negro Picnic area had closed by the time our family started enjoying Skyline Drive. When we were growing up, our dad really enjoyed taking Sunday drives through the country. We’d drive for hours. The night before our outing … Continue reading

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Thinking About Mama

Earlene Brown holding her daughter Marcia… It’s two o’clock on Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting in my living room watching an old Western on TV. I leaned back in my chair and peeked over into the kitchen, no one was … Continue reading

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Historic Schools of Fauquier County, Virginia

Remington Colored School class picture, taken @1900. Photo courtesy of the Brown/ Gibson family archives Historic Schools of Fauquier County, Virginia USGS Topo Map Bethel School Marshall Blackwell Town School Midland Cherry Hill School Linden Crest Hill School Flint Hill … Continue reading

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The Association

I’m done, I got nothing left. No more stories. I’ve completely run out of tales about growing up in Remington, Virginia. To some of you, I know this comes as good news. How many childhood stories can one person conjure … Continue reading

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