9/15/2008

Williamsburg and Family Ties





Thinking about Williamsburg.

We are going on Thursday - - that's five days from now.

I am looking forward to listening to all the stories at the Williamsburg Storytelling Festival - - and to telling stories myself -

and there are other pluses for being in Colonial Williamsburg.


When you step onto the lanes of the old town you step back in time. I love the presence of the history in the buildings,
and the presence of the costumed re-enactors - but most of all the the quiet that prevades a walkable town with no cars.

For the past three years our family has made the Williamsburg Sorytelling Festival a September destination. Our son, his wife and their two daughters, and our Maryland daughter share it with Jim and me. Its great - - and would be even better if our California daughter and her family were here too.

We have a storehouse of family stories
about trips to Colonial Wiliamsburg. Those stories start with the school trips our kids made in the 60s and 70s - a Williamsburg field trip is a highly anticipated part of the Maryland elementary curriculum.

Our memory book includes week-end get-aways with the family as well as Christmas 2005
when our entire family spent Christmas week in Williamsburg to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

Yep - its a special place for us. A tourist site that has become more for our family.

When we visit Williamsburg its warm and familiar - it is like sitting around the table at Thanksgiving - pulling out stories - reminding ourselves of some very happy times - feeling the ties that bind us together.



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