Sunday, May 27, 2007

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Blue Ridge, GA. Arts in the Park

The 31st annual celebration of arts and crafts held in scenic downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, held by the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association.

The city park runs throught the center of town along the railroad, home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Blue Ridge is a small town just south of the Tennessee line, near where I lived from about age 10 to 18. It was fun yesterday walking down nostalgic lane. The place was packed with people, but I didn't recognize anyone from the past.

I did point out the Methodist church where we were married many years ago, and the old Courthouse where my dad had to sign for me to get a marriage license ('cause I was just a few days shy of my 19th birthday).

We enjoyed looking at all the exhibits, but only purchased the obligatory boiled peanuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade, smoothies, and ice cream. A beautiful day to be out playing tourist.

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Bonnie Jacobs said...

Methodist Church? Me, too. Are you still Methodist?

jellyhead said...

You were married at 17? Wow! And still you get teddy bears and chocolates!

Is that the spire of the church in the distance on the right?

Motherkitty said...

I loved that turtle under glass. Looks like a fun time for the tourists. Sometimes it's nice to be nostalgic (for a moment) but nicer to live in the here-and-now. Congratulations on the longevity of your marriage. Glad you and your family had such a nice time at the arts festival although I would have had to buy something other than lemonade.

susan said...

jelly - my memory failed me - I was almost 19 (the legal marrying age at the time). Yes, that is the church in the distance.

bonnie - yes, still a member of the Methodist church, tho lapsed for a while.

Sandy said...

You know...I just had a thought and my parents were no where around to sign for my marriage at 16...was I legally married then for over 30 years?

Loved your webshots slide show. I liked the wooden door with the horse leaning over and touching the puppy.