I was so glad to get to 1515 this weekend.
Work has been hectic and it feels good to get away even if it just is overnight.
No one else is here this weekend and I can honestly say I don't mind the alone time.
But the reason I came this weekend was this!
and a historical tour of the square.
My cousins new shop Forest Road, it was the Grand Opening
Kris, beautiful and very talented
Here is a look at the shop. Mix of vintage and new, just what I love!
The new shop is on the square where my friend Duska has her shop and there is another new antique store between her and Kris, Ambero Antiques
The inside is beautiful exposed brick and tin ceilings
Historian Nancy Easter Shick (my idol) and cousin Fred in deep conversation about the old cannon that use to sit on the courthouse square.
I was so happy the turn out was better than expected, 70 so they had to break up the crowd into 2 groups.
This the same square Abraham Lincoln walked as a Circuit Lawyer and when in town to visit his parents who lived south of town and are buried here.
Steep in history, they are working on get the entire square on the National Historic Register
So happy they are working on the bell tower and clock. As a girl walking the square shopping you always knew what time it was when the big bell chimed.....I have missed that but it will be finished by my birthday!
Cousin Fred and I walked to the square from 1515 so when the tour was over....
how about steak and eggs at the old diner on the square?
On the walk home there was a house in poor shape for sale.
The place looks familiar?
The house where Fred's Great Aunt Emma and Alice lived (my great great)
This picture was taken in 1912 of the Galbreath siblings
on this porch!
A simple 24 hour trip home has brought me comfort and energized me for the week.
I click my heels and think.....there is no place like home.
Have a wonderful Sunday!