Monthly Archives: June 2019

Musings: My Virginia Summers

There is something about these last days of June that take me back to the summers of childhood. I remember so vividly sights, tastes, sounds and smells of those days so long ago. The dappled light that filtered through the trees onto the church yard at vacation bible school. Sharing the shade of old maples […]

Behind the Masque

Menasha, Wisconsin, December 31st, 1899 Written by: Sally McCarty Pleasants Col. John Mason McCarty, son of Col. Daniel McCarty, was born on the 14th day of March, 1795, at Cedar Grove, the family seat of his father, in Fairfax County, Virginia. Cedar Grove is situated on the Potomac River about fourteen miles below Alexandria. John […]