|Mayor Joanne Smiley.|
|Here they come!|
Saturday May 21, 2011, was a beautiful day in Clarksville,Mo. There was a prediction of rain, but we missed it. The sun was shining, there was a nice breeze, it was just simply beautiful.A big bus tour of 50 people had made reservations to take a tour of ,My Old Historic House, so I was all cleaned up, yard work done, roses in bloom, lights on, piano player at the piano, the Mayor was here, all was ready and here came the bus.
The group was from St.Louis, about 70 miles away. They were from the St.Louis Landmarks Association. I was really thrilled that such a group was coming, so I went all out to make it nice. The Mayor of our little town meet them with a welcome and maps to all our towns attractions. I handed out a little information about the Elgin Family ,(Hazekiah Elgin built my house in 1845). My friend Ms. Judy started playing the piano, I opened the doors and welcomed all 50 to take a tour and look around. Up stairs I had a special treat for all of them, my niece in her Antebellum custom, was there to answer questions and say hello. Some of the ladies stopped to sing along with the piano. They were at the house about an hour and off they went to have lunch.
|Ms. Judy at the piano.|
But I hope you will enjoy the tour. I have left the lights on for you. The piano player and my sweet dressed up Niece is gone. Let me know when you are coming and I will get them back. Sissy Dog will always meet you at the door with a jump and a kiss.
|My niece and her grand daughter. The train was coming so she covered her ears.|
|Sing a long!|
|The man in the yellow hat really did like the house and he asked questions and made nice comments.|
Some times when you are just in the right mood and spirit, and you peak into a mirror, do you ever see something or someone and wonder who or why??? I often do. These spirits, (perhaps this one is ,Elizabeth MtJoy Elgin), are just there for a while, and then they are gone. Don't you wonder why? Perhaps they are trying to tell us something? I know they are not bad, I do not mind having them around. I realize, I am only in My house for awhile and before that, there were many others. Are they,Spirits of the past?