Colonel Sheldon and His Home

From the State Historic Marker: “In 1776, at the request of General Washington, Elisha Sheldon was commissioned by Congress to raise a regiment of cavalry. Named the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, the unit served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1791, Colonel Sheldon, his sons Major Samuel, Elisha, Jr., and George, and their familiesContinue reading “Colonel Sheldon and His Home”

Dog-gone Leg Saga Continues!

I’m not comfortable with the level of redness below the second wound. It’s been hot to the touch and warm as well. I was seen last Thursday by the same Nurse Practitioner. So, I’m on another course of the antibiotic. The redness has changed from beet red to a dusky pink. The wound and theContinue reading “Dog-gone Leg Saga Continues!”

Grace Episcopal Church

“Grace Church, established in 1816 as an Episcopal Society, is located [in] the village of Sheldon in the heart of rural Franklin County, Vermont….”-https://www.episcopalassetmap.org/dioceses/episcopal-church-vermont/list/grace-church Given its steeply pitched roof and gorgeous points above the doors and windows, the building appears to have been built in the Gothic Revival Style. Those two attributes can be associatedContinue reading “Grace Episcopal Church”

Pouring Rain and a Clap of Thunder

I absolutely LOVE when I see a “SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING” via The Weather Channel show up on my phone! I’ll often go sit on my patio and watch it roll in. In fact, for this one, multiple neighbors also came outside to enjoy Mother Nature’s show.

Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!

Harold Smith is a volunteer at the Sheldon Historical Society Museum. Plus, he’s a wonderful local historian! Ready with a smile and a great story to boot! So, pull up a chair and take a listen. I’m sure you’ll be as captivated as I! He spent time with me to talk about some fascinating bitsContinue reading “Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!”

Thunder, Lightning & Pouring Rain

I absolutely LOVE when I see a “SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING” via The Weather Channel show up on my phone! I’ll often go sit on my patio and watch it roll in. In fact, for this one, multiple neighbors also came outside to enjoy Mother Nature’s show. The one thing I’ll say, though, is my cameraContinue reading “Thunder, Lightning & Pouring Rain”

The Vault at Sheldon Cemetery

This is the receiving vault at Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Vermont. Receiving vaults were popular into the 1900s. The purpose of a receiving vault or receiving tomb was to store a body temporarily. Reasons included: -such time until people could dig the ground for burial -the family could afford to bury their loved one -aContinue reading “The Vault at Sheldon Cemetery”

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.

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