Touring old homes has long been a passion of mine and I love to see beautiful historic areas in a small town, along with the older homes that are usually lining the streets in these designated spaces. I’ve toured many of them over the years.
Just recently, I was invited to come down to Eutaw, AL during their annual Fall Pilgrimage of home tours of the historic district of this quaint Alabama town. And to say I’m excited about it is an understatement. I’ve seen it advertised before, but never made the drive.
This year I will!
Sponsored by the Greene County Historical Society, the tour is sure to be inspiring. Here’s a website with some information, if any of you in the area would like to attend too. It’s a 2 day event, October 9 and 10. I’ll be there the 9th.
In fact, I’m extra excited to see this one, Kirkwood (above). I have a little bit of a connection to it. My family grew up with and were close to the Merritt family in Marietta, GA and my sister and I are good friends with one of the daughters, Beverly. I introduced you to Beverly in this post about my Dad’s birthday a couple years ago. Beverly is Travis Tritt’s aunt. Yes, THE country-singer, Travis.
Beverly is about 8 years older than me and I can so remember being a youngster and looking up to Beverly and her friends at church. They were teenagers and oh-so-cool, with their make-up, clothes and jewelry. Beverly had a best friend named Becky. Becky went on to get married and have a family and one day a couple of years ago, I picked up a Southern Living magazine and saw Becky and her husband in the magazine in a feature on Eutaw, AL and the historic homes there. Well, lo and behold, I found out that Becky and her hubby have just purchased Kirkwood. I’m so hoping to get to see Becky after ALL these years!
I can’t wait to see them in person!
So, on October 9th, I’ll be down in Eutaw, taking in these beautiful historical homes and taking lots of pics. I hope some of you will join me, if you can get away for the day. Please let me know if you do plan to attend, I’d love to meet up with you too.
I’m sure it’s going to be so inspiring!
I’ll be back soon with lots of fun from NY. Traveling back on Wednesday, I’ll need a couple of days to recoop!