St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!

From the State Historic Marker: “On their retreat to Canada after an attack on St. Albans, a 22-man Confederate detachment rode into Sheldon near dark. Crossing a covered bridge which stood on the site, they set it on fire, but alert village citizens saved the bridge. In great haste to escape an aroused countryside, theContinue reading “St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!”

Sheldon Veterans Memorial

From the granite markers: “In honor of the men and women of Sheldon, Vermont who served their country in uniform. Dedicated to this who gave their lives in defense of our country. Past, Present & Future.”

Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery

First used in 1828, it contains fifty graves. It is located behind the Grace Church. Green burials are available there. Some of the headstones are broken and many are unreadable.

Visiting the Sheldon Historical Society Museum

FREE ADMISSION!! And worth a visit! Plus, it’s a lovely drive. They are open: Thursdays: 10-1 Saturdays: 1-4 The Sheldon Historical Society formed in 1991. Since then, they’ve never looked back, except in time. I visited the Sheldon Historical Society Museum after speaking with Harold Smith. Harold is a museum volunteer who focuses on socialContinue reading “Visiting the Sheldon Historical Society Museum”

Leg Saga

The bandage is GONE!! The Nurse Practitioner was happy with the healing process of my wounds. And she decided I didn’t need another bandage! HALLELUJAH!! I must be careful that I not scrub too hard and inadvertently scrub off the scabs in the shower or rub too vigorously when drying off. NOT A PROBLEM!! IContinue reading “Leg Saga”

Abandoned Shed in Graveyard

This shed is one of three located inside the Georgia Plain Cemetery in Georgia, Vermont. Its front door may have a board screwed over it, but the side door is missing. There’s a hole in a portion of the roof. I liked the strong wooden shelving in the corner. I do wonder why they don’tContinue reading “Abandoned Shed in Graveyard”

My Freakin’ Leg!

I returned to my doctor’s office expecting the wrap to be removed and getting back to my routine. The wrap WAS removed. Much to my unhappiness, I have to wear another one until this coming Tuesday! The bandage dried and it’s even tighter than the first one. It’s digging into my body. And the cobanContinue reading “My Freakin’ Leg!”

Old Stone Shop

“For many years after 1808, farm implements were manufactured here. Lyman Batcheller & his sons bought the forge in 1835, and their forks became famous throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1902 they merged with the firm making True Temper products, which re-built the Inn.”-State Historic Marker “The Old Stone Shop is the oldest andContinue reading “Old Stone Shop”

Full of Finches

Fun Facts: Gold Finches are considered good luck and seem to remind humans to find joy in our lives. They don’t mate for life, but rather, for one breeding season or nesting period. They have one brood in a season. Their life span is 3-6 years. They do have predators that will eat them. TheseContinue reading “Full of Finches”

Equinox House Historic District

“The Equinox House Historic District encompasses the historic center of the village of Manchester, Vermont. It includes a small group of civic and commercial buildings around the junction of Main Street (Vermont Route 7A) and Union Street, with the luxury Equinox House hotel as its primary focus. The district, developed as a tourist destination inContinue reading “Equinox House Historic District”

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