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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 invited me to go back with him to his hometown and spend the … Continue reading

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Historic Schools of Fauquier County, Virginia

Remington School #15 (aka “Piney Ridge”). Class picture, taken @1900. Photo courtesy of the Brown/ Gibson family archives Historic Rosenwald Schools of Fauquier County Name Location Image Blackwell Town School Midland Rectortown School Rectortown Routts Hill School Bealeton Crest 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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A Sight Unseen

“Hey-Lean” Jackson had to tell someone what she’d seen. She just wasn’t sure anybody would believe her. Hey-Lean Jackson knelt at the edge of the woods wondering what she should do. A car had just parked at the end of … Continue reading

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Embracing Our Roots

For African Americans, there’s no such thing as just being black anymore, almost all descendants of slaves have some amount of European blood cursing through there veins. It’s gotten to be a habit now, I guess I’ve been diving into … Continue reading

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