Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tonight, We Went Back In Time



Crossing over the beautiful, one lane, covered bridge we were suddenly transformed back in time. A time when life seemed so simple yet hard. We Strolled at a leisurely pace, through the candle lit Village and experienced a Christmas evening of long ago. We visited the log cabins and volunteers as they celebrated the season and revived traditions of Christmas past. There was live seasonal music and hot cider was sold in the tavern, and warm egg nog with nutmeg in the country store.



First, the covered wagon.


Candles were lit throughout the village path.  It was beautiful. I wish I could have captured that beauty but pictures don't do this experience justice at all.  


We're ready.


The smells were phenomenal.  
An ambient  feel of long ago filled the air.


These sisters were busybodies and boy did they have a story to tell....  LOL


Cozy & once again, oh the wonderful smells...




Huh.  I guess nut shells made good candle holders back in the day...


Hot egg nog with nutmeg.  MMMM


Gary, always looking for trouble.


This cabin had an inviting aroma.  Aha!  No wonder.  Look at this dinner we stumbled on!


Thank goodness for these pot belly stoves to warm our hands after coming in from the cold.


No, that's not a flying saucer.  It's a snicker doodle.


Believe it or not, kids back in the 1700's & 1800's used to play with these type of toys, made from wood.


And the classrooms looked like this.  Be sure and count the stars on the American flag...


Women were not permitted to be teachers if 
they were married .




Just in time for some warm bread, right from the oven.




I loved this old chair.  


Every once in a while these people would appear in the dark night, out of nowhere...   walking along the village path with their candle and singing Christmas carols.  



Tonight, we went back in time... to a Christmas Eve so very long ago.  It was educational, heartwarming, and fun.  Glad you could join us.




11 comments:

  1. I loved this and I am SO glad they let you take pictures!! We went on a tour like this, going back in time to Christmas in different countries, walking to each house. And they would not let you take pictures!! They said it would distract the actors and story tellers! Ya gotta love the size of that snickerdoodle!! So only old maids and widows were teachers? Why is that, did they want wives to only look after their husbands?

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  2. that looked like a lot of fun and oh my gosh, what a big Snickerdoodle!

    betty

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  3. Oh what fun!!! I love going back in time since it brings back such memories of my own childhood, certainly not that old, but I can imagine what my grandparents endured...
    this was fun!

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  4. That looks like so much fun Bobbi!... I can just smell that bread!... I love seeing the American flag in the classroom too... nowadays not sure if it's even allowed in some classrooms, so sad...looks like you had a wonderful time!...wish we really could go back to the simpler, gentler times... xoxo Julie Marie

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  5. Really nice event! Surprised that you got the pictures too. I always thought that if I went again, I would have a low lux spy camera. :-)

    You just have to love their clothes!

    Thanks for the trip! Happy Sunday!

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  6. Now that was interesting and educational! A lot of work put into it I see.
    Thanks for this.
    Jim

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  7. What a delightful place that was! We have it way to easy nowadays!!! lol

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  8. That was a fun trip into the past. Thank you for taking us with you.

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  9. What great photos and a fantastic trip back in time. Thank for allowing me to be a part of it
    :-)

    ~Ron

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  10. What a great educational and fun time to have at Christmas. However, I am soooooo glad we live now and not back then. I am used to our conveniences - - - like lights at the flip of a switch and not having to make candles - - - after killing animals to get the tallow for them - - - - and having heat by turning up a thermostat without having to cut down a tree and split the wood and shovel ashes out of the fireplace, etc. etc. I'm too old to work that hard. I praise God for being born at this time in history!

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  11. That looked like so much fun! I love going to places like that. I am such a huge history buff! I am glad that y'all had a great time!

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