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Founding Leaders: Age Was Not A FactorHow old were the Founding Fathers when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776?It’s a simple question—perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked: How old were the leaders of the American Revolution?As it turns out, many Founding Fathers were younge...
04/28/2022
The Commonwealth of:  What does this mean? When I was in school, in 4th grade we were taught Virginia, history. It was never completely taught as to what the Commonwealth of Virginia actually meant.  Alter in high school and real estate school ass I was told was Virginia laws are based on English...
04/14/2022
April Showers: A look at Virginia EventsI know everyone is familiar with the saying “April Showers Bring May Flower”. April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian, the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months...
04/08/2022
To Prank Or Not To Prank: April Fools’ DayAs a child or young adult, and maybe even a time or 2 now I loved April Fool’s Day and did my share of pranks. So I became interested in how this day started and why all over the world it is an unofficial day to prank. As myou can tell by now I just love ...
03/31/2022
The Elegant Jefferson Hotel, Richmond Virginia If one has not visited the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, then it must be put on your bucket list! It is truly breathtaking interior and exterior of this Grand Lady! I have stayed at the Jefferson in the infamous Room #19.Room 19 is an upstai...
03/24/2022
Music of Early America What was It? What was Colonial or “Early American” music?Colonial music was not so much music written in America before the Revolution as it was music that was brought here and helped define the people who were to make a new country. Understanding the music that early Ameri...
03/17/2022
“Beware the Ides of March.” Truth or Fiction: You’ve probably of heard the soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play of the same name: “Beware the Ides of March.” Not only did Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase-and the date, March 15-with a dark and gloom...
03/09/2022
March History in Beautiful VirginiaThe old saying “March Roars in like a Lion it will go out like a Lamb”, was an old wives saying my grandparents use to say all the time. Well, this started my thinking about the historic events that happened in the month of March here in Virginia, which I found ...
03/01/2022
The Mother State of Presidents: Virginia!Historically, Virginia has been the most common birthplace of U.S. presidents, with eight in total; although seven of these were born in the 1700s, and Woodrow Wilson is the most recent Virginian to have been elected president, in 1912.Depending on how you...
02/21/2022
Heart of My Heart ..... Valentine's Day I love Valentine's Day! When I was in Electuary School, we use to make Valentine mail boxes to get cards. It was always a big deal to see who received the most cards. Homemade or store bought it did not matter. Some cards we even used decorated paper bags f...
02/14/2022
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.