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Virginia–Steeped in History and Inspiration–Beth Trissel

The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration.  Not only have I lived in the Old Dominion for most of my life, but also … Continue reading

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For Seekers Of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.” -Oscar Wilde “There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”-Charles Dickens “He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”- Lao Tze … Continue reading

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A Ride to Rival Paul Revere’s–Jack Jouett! Beth Trissel

The Jouett name has appeared several times in our family tree among documents recently unearthed in my parent’s stash, but exactly how we’re related to this illustrious man is not yet clear.  We’re tied into so many old Virginia families, … Continue reading

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“Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Amen to that. A wise man, Jefferson. From the Monticello website: “Jefferson grew 330 vegetable varieties in Monticello’s 1000-foot-long garden terrace.” *Image of the vegetable garden at Monticello It’s historic garden week at Monticello and I see a fascinating looking … Continue reading

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Scenic, Historic Virginia

Not only have I lived in the Old Dominion for most of my life, but also several previous centuries in the sense that my ancestors were among the earliest settlers of the Shenandoah Valley (1730’s/1740’s). Chapel Hill, circa 1816, the Churchman family home place … Continue reading

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams

Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history.  And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed  horror.  Almighty God forbid.  Our prayers  rise to … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Beloved Monticello

The gracious home designed and built by Founding Father and Renaissance Man Thomas Jefferson is just a hop and a skip over the Blue Ridge Mountains from us.  I always enjoy a visit to this lovely home and its magnificent … Continue reading

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