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History, who'd a thunk I'd like it?????

Saturday, October 05, 2013

What a great start to the weekend....B U S Y!!!!! Today, we went to OSV, Olde Sturbridge Village, a 1800's living museum. It was Friends Day, with a rededication to the OLDE SAW MILL. Rededication?????? Well, the original Saw mill was built in the 1780's, lost during the Hurricane of 1938, yes that was many, many years ago, rebuilt 1984 using the original PLANS, then after nearly 30 years, had to be "mended with all the weathered damage."

Today was that rededication, with Norm Abrams from PBS "THIS OLD HOUSE" and "Norm's Barn" in attendance. He, along with many others, contribute time, monies, effort, and knowledge to OSV and those that have been there, will attest to the joys of their visit.

I walked over 6000 steps, with my visit today, and loved every bit of it. Going in and out so many of the buildings, listening to the "Village Locals" as they explain their lives, going to the school, tavern, bank, farm houses, and meeting houses, makes HISTORY come to life. We enjoy taking our grandchildren with us, whenever possible, but today it was just DH and myself. I want to encourage each of you, to visit YOUR local Parks, Museums, and Family Events. There is so much to see, so much to do, and places to explore. I did not get a chance to spend much time on the computer with my SPF's and teammates, but I think you will all agree....Living life to the fullest, seeing and doing, moving (like getting exercise in, and not realizing it) is so much fun!!!!
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    Just what I was just saying today...Get out and have fun, because when you do things like you just did-it helps us cope with all of lifes dealings each day!
    Always enjoyed Norm and This old house show. I love history too...so that would have been right up my alley for things to do and enjoy!!
    I always call our seeking out new places to see -Adventures in FL! Next time you ought to post photos of the places you visit! Would love to see that!!! emoticon
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Fran, always appreciate hearing from my Spark sista from Mass.
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    1674 days ago
    Yes it is! Glad you had a wonderful day!!
    Best wishes and blessings!
    1687 days ago
    Life is meant to be lived. We'll be here when it's time to rest and recuperate!

    Thanks for the reminder that our local area is a vacation haven too!!!
    1687 days ago
    I was there too. We became members in April after doing several visits without the membership. It was so packed that I had to park on the dirt section of the parking lot. Did you see the wedding party taking pictures at the end of the day? Or how about the puppet show. I was at the puppet show sitting near the front.
    1688 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    I like doing things like that with and without the grandkids. We used to watch This Old House all the time but I finally gave up when I realized nothing was going to be done to our house. emoticon
    1688 days ago
    Sounds like you had a grand time!!
    1688 days ago
    You chose just right! That's wonderful that Norm Abrams was part of the revitalization of the bridge!

    HUGS and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    1688 days ago
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