Wow! It’s my first full day here at Colonial Williamsburg. It started
out nice enough. The ending, though, not so much. dagnabit
Let me explain.
I started my day by going to church. Then I went into Merchants Square
and looked around a few shops. Had a great sandwich at the Cheese
Shop for lunch (was definitely NOT a fast food joint!). Eventually,
I wandered over to the DeWitt Wallace Museum in order to register
for the 18th Century Foodways Symposium. After collecting all my
materials and looking around the Museum for just a bit, I decided
to use the hour or so remaining until the Program’s start to check
out what’s along Gloucester Street. Naturally, it wasn’t long until
I found a few goodies to purchase in some of the shops.
Soon, it was time to return to the DeWitt Museum for the start
of the Symposium. Saw several people that I know. Then, lo and
behold, standing right there, was a friend and former co-worker
from my days at Conner Prairie, the one and only Terry Sargent.
HUZZAH! I hadn’t seen him in years. It was quite a pleasant surprise.
What a treat. It was fun catching up on what he’s been doing and
reminiscing about our days at CP “way back when.”
Next up was the evening’s keynote speaker, noted international
food historian, Ivan Day. He gave a wonderful presentation about
elegant dining in the 18th Century. As usual, his talk was highly
informative and well-researched.
Then…well, this is where everything sorta fell apart. Of course,
I took lots and lots of photos throughout the day. Pictures of
buildings and people…even of Ivan…. But unfortunately, there
are none included here. And why is that? Well…after Ivan’s talk,
I went back to Gloucester Street (to Lumber House to be specific),
in order to purchase a ticket for the special night tour of shops
and workplaces of tradespeople. I got over there, and suddenly
discovered that I HAD MISPLACED (okay, LOST) MY CAMERA.
Soooooo, no camera. no photos. at all. I am so bummed.
I sure hope I find it. Otherwise, these posts are gonna be BORING.
Yep, things had started out so well this morning, and now this.