Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunday Stroll

Over this past weekend Dean and I went to Colonial Williamsburg. I always enjoy taking a trip back in time by walking the streets there. One of my favorite stops along the way is the beautiful Bruton Parish Church,
Built in the 1700 it was the center of worship for many famous men like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Tyler, Leaders during this time were required to attend services. The cemetery itself is one of the oldest in this country and among the graves are at lest several hundred unmarked graves.  I have done a short slide show and hope you enjoy it. I will post more from Williamsburg on my next post



Blogger KathyA said...

We haven't visited Williamsburg in about 37 years! We spent our first anniversary there. It's a lovely and interesting place.

November 13, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Patti, The next time you go to Bruton Parish, look for this name THOMAS BALLARD. He is one of my 8Great Grandfathers---and is buried there. He also has one of the pews in the church named for him, and his name is also listed on a bronze tablet inside the church. He was born in 1630 in England and died in 1689 in W'burg. Amazing, huh?????

Hope your rain has subsided today.

November 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

Great photos! I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been to Williamsburg!

November 13, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger George said...

I've been to Bruton Parish Church twice and I thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The history of that place is absolutely fantastic.

November 17, 2009 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I want to go there!!!! I so enjoyed watching your slideshow, so many great pictures of the cemetery and church. You know how like you I am with the fascination for old cemeteries and churches:-) Such a shame there are so many unmarked graves there, really makes you wonder who they were and the families who have no idea where their loved ones are buried. xoxo

November 18, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

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