Category Archives: Country Living

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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Hard To Find

Factory Worker. Photo courtesy: https://commons.wikimedia.org Stagalee had been working at the gun factory in Midland, Virginia for almost a year by the time Celestia Brentwood Farnsworth was hired there in 1979. Stag ran the CNC machine, milling and boring pistol … Continue reading

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A Good Place to Land

Do you know what the really sad part is? The really sad part is that the story you are about to read is true and the names haven’t even been changed. Remember that old saying before every Dragnet episode? “The … Continue reading

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