Birthday, Recital, and Bramwell Trip


We certainly have had a lot of fun things going on here.   Thursday we went down to Jessica’s.  We got 2 more gallon of fresh strawberries.  We put 1 gal. into the freezer and just enjoyed the other gallon.  Friday was Hubby’s birthday and the girls piano recital.  We celebrated Hubby’s birthday with burgers and cake.  Then got ready for the recital.  Saturday, the ladies from our church made a trip to Bramwell WV.   It is a town where the extremely rich coal barons lived.  Very fancy and extravagant houses.    The above picture shows the town from one of the houses.


Our group-such fine looking ladies!


Most of the houses had amazing lawns-huge.  The kind you know had to have several gardeners just to keep them looking nice.


Several houses had cooper sinks in the kitchen.  When the wealthy were living there, they all had servants to do the work.


I think every house had stained glass windows.  This one was in a bathroom.


A cozy little nook in one of the houses.


One of the houses-notice the brick road.


Another house.  Altogether we toured 9 houses.  It took over 3 hrs to walk through them all.  On the third floor of one of the houses, there was a ballroom.  We did not get to see it though.


Every house had tables set with old dishes, Mrs. Faye.  You would have loved them. 


The old furniture in these houses was amazing.  The wood floors, cabinets, everything.  I have so many pictures it was hard to choose which ones to show you first.  We had a great day! 

I hope each and every one of you had a great Mother’s Day.  God bless.


6 thoughts on “Birthday, Recital, and Bramwell Trip

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  1. Looks like so much fun! You all had a really nice group.

    I hope George had a great birthday. I was trying so hard to remember to send a card!

    We can’t wait to see you guys Wednesday morning!


  2. What a fun field trip for you ladies. I love the copper sink. The tea cups are beautiful.

    Happy Birthday to your husband. I hope that you have a wonderful evening with your family.



  3. Wow! Lots of fun things happening at your house. The trip looked like so much fun. I love touring old homes. Happy late birthday to your hubby. If you have any strawberry recipes to share I would love to have them. I have 2 gallon in the freezer just waiting for me to do something with them. 🙂 Have a great day.



  4. Oh, Donna.. that must have been so much fun.. I would love to see them.. Someday, perhaps.. smile..
    I would love all those dishes, too..


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