announcing the 13th annual tredyffrin historic house tour on september 23rd!

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Travel back in time … If you love history and architecture, you will not want to miss the much-anticipated 13th Annual Historic House Tour. The beautiful homes and gardens of seven historic homes featured on the 2017 Historic House Tour will be open from 12 Noon – 5 PM on Saturday, September 23 rain or shine.

Truthfully, I make absolutely NO secret of my delight and love of this September event put on by my dear friend Pattye Benson and the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust 

With regard to this tour, and I am a Patron Sponsor. I also photographed the houses on the tour for Pattye for a few years. This tour is quite exclusive, and it is a manageable number of houses and historic structures, so you can indeed see everything!

 Party for Preservation’ Preview Party ~ Sunday, September 17, 2017  6 – 9 PM

13th Annual Historic House Tour ~ Saturday, September 23,  2017 – Noon – 5 PM

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

The 2017 house tour features historic homes and gardens in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. As an added bonus, the Main Line Antiques Showis generously providing two tickets ($30 value) for its show on October 7 and 8, with each historic house tour ticket purchased. The only antiques show on Philadelphia’s Main Line, all proceeds benefit Surrey Services, which helps older adults to live with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community.

To celebrate historic preservation, the public is invited to attend Party for Preservation, the 13th Annual Historic House Tour Preview Party on Sunday, September 17, 6 PM – 9 PM  at the historic Duportail House in Chesterbrook.  An evening of fun with live music, food and drinks, join us to celebrate the homeowners and the homes featured on the tour and allow us to thank the generous individual and corporate sponsors who make the annual tour possible. Attendees will get a sneak preview of the beautiful homes featured on the 13th Annual Historic House Tour!

The annual historic house tour would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors.  Click 2017 House Tour Sponsor Packet for information about how you can be a sponsor and receive complimentary tickets to the house tour and the preview party.

This is a magical day always in Chester County and the preview party is a lot of fun!  I hope you join us!

77th annual chester county day takes place saturday, october 7, 2017

It will be  a big year for Chester County Day, the longest running house tour in the United States, now in its 77th year. This year, the tour will honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. In recognition of the anniversary, the tour on October 7, 2017  at 10 am-5 pm will feature 12 homes around Marshall Square Park (where Chester County Hospital first stood at the north side of East Marshall Street) and 13 homes in the northwest quadrant of Chester County.

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This year, attendees will be able to tour a total of  25 homes and 4 public structures or sites in West Chester Borough and East Brandywine, Honey Brook, Wallace, East Nantmeal, West Nantmeal, and Warwick townships. House styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries will give tour goers an appreciation of architecture through the centuries. I will admit this is an ambitious house tour every year, so what I do is pick a reasonable amount of homes I wish to visit. It is a fabulous day, but it is a long day, so bring extra water and wear comfortable shoes or even sneakers!

The Day will begin with the pageantry and excitement of a long-standing Chester County Day tradition – a fox hunt. Dr. Addis’ Warwick Village Hounds and the Gable/Swisher Hounds will set off promptly at 9 am from Warwick County Park, 191 County Park Road, Pottstown.

Guests can begin this year’s house tour at 10 am at the location of their choice. A walking tour of the 12 homes around Marshall Square Park will include a VIP house, of which all three floors will be open to VIP ticket holders only. VIP pass holders will be provided a gourmet box lunch by Montesano Bros. Italian Market & Catering and a private tour of this home. (See VIP ticket info below for details.)

You can also start your tour outside the Borough, then Olde Bulltown Village, off Rt. 345 in the northwest quadrant, is a good place to see a brand new home that looks like it has been there for centuries.

Or, you can tour three homes on Warwick Furnace Road, featuring a house that dates back to the 18th century with a 20th century addition that is hard to distinguish from the original structure. Next door is a beautifully renovated, quaint stone cottage. Just down the street is a 1978 home that was lovingly built in traditional colonial style with authentic hardware and design.

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There is a barn converted to a contemporary home, complete with original wooden beams and rafters in East Nantmeal. While in the township, stop by an 18th century farmhouse built in two stages 40 years apart. Then tour a gorgeous estate on Rt. 401 that contains portions of periglacial marshlands supporting flora not typically seen in this area. A West Nantmeal home was expanded while retaining its three-story core, complete with wooden beams and original floors. While there, stop at St. Mark’s Church to view its beautiful stained glass windows and purchase a beverage or a few sweets. In nearby Honey Brook, see a charming home with a log-cabin core featuring a well in the kitchen floor, protected by a Plexiglas cover.

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Your tour still has more to offer if you proceed to Wallace and view a restored farmstead home, complete with pond and ducks. Down the road in East Brandywine, you’ll find several homes, including a solar design Shingle-style cottage that began life as a poorly designed contemporary. In the same township, you’ll tour a magnificent glass, stone, wood and steel house, which is a departure from traditional Chester County architecture. And finally, Upper Uwchlan offers a restored stone and stucco farmhouse that is worth visiting … perhaps this is where you will start your house tour journey

Refreshment stops, where pre-ordered gourmet boxed lunches by Arianna’s Gourmet Café will be available and found at Warwick County Park and Marshall Square Park in West Chester. Wyebrook Farms is offering a pre-ordered, pre-paid $20 per person buffet. If you do not pre-order, make sure you pack a picnic lunch.  You will have to ask the ladies and gents that put this fabulous day together where exactly you may eat your picnic lunches – if they have two parks included in the day, I imagine that is where, but do not know for sure.

With GPS coordinates and a Chester County Day map that you will receive when you purchase your ticket, the beautiful architecture and bucolic roads of Chester County are at your feet.

 

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 am-5 pm Buy tickets off their Eventbrite page!

Where: Northwest Quadrant of Chester County & West Chester Borough

Tickets: On sale from August 15 online; September 5 by mail or at the satellite locations listed on our website.

  • $50 purchased via web, phone or in person
  • $100 VIP Tickets are available at all satellite locations, as well as via web and phone. VIP package includes a VIP Reception and Preview Cocktail party at French Creek Country Club on Sunday, September 24 and a private tour of a special VIP house with a gourmet boxed lunch served by Montesano Bros. Italian Market & Catering, (See ChesterCountyDay.com for details.)

Contact: 610-431-5328

This is an event I believe in supporting.  I am not given free tickets or special compensation for blogging about this event.  I write about it because it’s an absolutely glorious day of touring and I have been attending these tours since I was a child with my parents.

 

dilworthtown wine festival to crush cancer set for sunday october 15th, 2017

Fall events are popping up all over and the Dilworthtown Wine Festival is one of my absolute fall favorites! This is an event I attend, and I purchase tickets – I am not being compensated in any way for my opinion – I love this event! I would not miss it! I go to support the hospital, and because I am a cancer survivor too!

26th Annual Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn Sunday, October 15, 2017

On Sunday, October 15, more than 1,500 oenophiles will help The Brandywine and Greystone branches of The Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital uncork the cure to cancer as they celebrate the 26th Annual Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn.

As the county’s premier wine event, the festival features more than 100 wines, craft beers, sumptuous fare prepared by Dilworthtown Inn chefs and local food trucks, a silent auction, shopping opportunities in the Gallery of Artisan Vendors, live music, a Performance Car Show, and much more.

Proceeds from the wine festival benefit patients of The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health.

For friends and family members battling cancer, the cancer specialties at Chester County Hospital brings world class care of the Abramson Cancer Center close to home. As part of Penn Medicine, they offer the latest treatment protocols and cutting-edge technology. Their outstanding medical staff, clinical team, nurse navigators and hospital volunteers are known for providing the highest level of care and attention to the needs of their patients. And, they strive to give every patient every edge in their battle with cancer, including assistance for patients who are uninsured and underinsured. Outside of the hospital, patients continue to have access to the highest level of care through the services of Neighborhood Health (home health, hospice, private duty, and Senior HealthLink services).

The Wine Festival is organized by the Brandywine and Greystone Women’s Auxiliaries to the hospital. To attend, volunteer, sponsor or donate, visit www.2crushcancer.com     or call 610.431.5054.

Please go to their Eventbrite listing to purchase tickets.  I recommend the VIP admission and the thoughtful Designated Driver package.

This event is SO much fun! Casual great company, wine tasting, terrific food, great vendors and probably the best silent auction around!

Throughout 2017, Chester County Hospital is celebrating 125 years of dedication to the health and well-being of the people in Chester County and surrounding areas. Founded in 1892 as the county’s first hospital, the non-profit has grown into a 248-bed acute-care inpatient facility in West Chester. It also has outpatient services in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, West Grove, Jennersville, and Kennett Square.

In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine, which is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to medical education, biomedical research, and excellent patient care. Learn more at ChesterCountyHospital.org.

shiloh westtown clean up saturday, august 26, 2017 9 am – 1 pm

Above you see a 1930 era photo of another A.M.E. Church of some historical import. Founded in 1807 (have seen 1817 as the founding date too)  in Westtown Township and eventually called Shiloh.  Even earlier than my beloved Ebenezer (1831-1832) on Bacton Hill Road in Frazer East Whiteland.

I received a note within the past couple of weeks about the remains of Shiloh, which according to Bing and Google, look like this:Here is the note:

 

I know, I know, the type is small and screen shot is not cooperating, but the note was from William Todd who is the Parlimentarian of the WCU Student Veteran’s Group .

This is a project I am very excited about.  This is a historic site that has all but disappeared (as opposed to my beloved Ebenezer on Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland there is no ruin or any evidence of the church left and where it is still believed (have NOT been able to prove otherwise) that the AME Church or perhaps even Mother Bethel AME herself still owns the land and graves at Ebenezer, Shiloh long ago became private property and not church owned.

I had remembered when I wrote about Shiloh last year, the student veterans’ group was going to Westtown Township to plea for Shiloh , I am now assuming they have permission to clean up the grave area right there on Shiloh and Little Shiloh Roads in West Chester in Westtown Township.

So anyway here is what Will has written to me:

Long time no see… I trust all is well with you.
Listen, I would like to invite you to invite you to another AME Church Cemetery site clean-up on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 AM – approximately 1:00 PM.
Please feel free to call or email me if you would like more details.
Here is the address:
Shiloh & Little Shiloh Rd., West Chester, PA 19382
Thank you for your time and consideration….

 

This is something that would make my friend, the late Al Terrell happy.  And hopefully we can get a fall clean up scheduled for Ebenezer AME after Labor Day.  Al worked on that cemetery until his untimely passing, and we promised our soldier Joshua, we would do our best to stay on top of it.

So if you want to help, and have questions, kindly reach out to Will Todd via the Student Veterans Group at West Chester University.  The details as I have been given them are:

SHILOH cemetery clean-up on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 AM – approximately 1:00 PM.  Shiloh & Little Shiloh Rd., West Chester, PA 19382

Please if you care about these resting places for USCT and others who belonged to long gone AME churches, please connect with the Student Veterans Group and help. Pay it forward.

I learned about Shiloh for the first time at Westtown Day last year:

For more on the fight to save Shiloh, please read this article from The Unionville Times in 2014:

Solutions sought for black soldiers’ final resting place

Sep 30th, 2014 ·  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times

Also see Find-A-Grave regarding Shiloh where below is the website’s compiled list of everyone they ever knew was buried at Shiloh in Westtown:
Alender, Johnathan 174596090
b. unknown d. Jul., 1826
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Anderson, George 123604560
b. unknown d. Dec. 30, 1893
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Anderson, John Wesley 134708603
b. unknown d. Aug. 16, 1852
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bailey, Lillian Elizabeth 128899013
b. Mar. 4, 1909 d. Oct. 20, 1909
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Berry, Julia A. 67782608
b. unknown d. Sep. 4, 1890
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Berry, Ruth Ann 173201065
b. 1840 d. Nov. 10, 1884
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Black, Jane “Aunt Jane” 136862581
b. unknown d. Apr. 7, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bolden, William H. 75213523
b. 1854 d. Apr. 4, 1882
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Althea 66436938
b. 1844 d. Sep. 3, 1899
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Elvira E. 144939039
b. Oct. 29, 1909 d. Jan. 13, 1911
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Henry 66436703
b. 1837 d. Feb. 27, 1900
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Infant 136862742
b. Jan. 9, 1913 d. Jan. 9, 1913
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Infant 133325152
b. Aug. 6, 1919 d. Aug. 6, 1919
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Infant 133324939
b. Mar. 4, 1916 d. Mar. 4, 1916
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Infant 144939174
b. Mar. 20, 1917 d. Mar. 21, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Joseph M. 66437277
b. Jun. 4, 1852 d. May 6, 1924
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Lealia May 145181147
b. unknown d. Jul. 21, 1892
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, No Name Stillborn 133325052
b. May 29, 1918 d. May 29, 1918
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Priscilla Samon 66436720
b. 1841 d. Dec. 10, 1914
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Russell Henry 117619626
b. Feb. 11, 1920 d. Jun. 9, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Stanley 133324859
b. Feb. 17, 1915 d. Feb. 17, 1915
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyce, Viola Bernice 144855806
b. Aug. 4, 1906 d. Mar. 21, 1907
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brice, Elizabeth 67782546
b. unknown d. Nov. 30, 1886
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Alice S. Jones 118423319
b. unknown d. Apr. 3, 1913
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Emanuel 118424295
b. Mar. 10, 1853 d. Sep. 27, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, George B. 118424561
b. unknown d. May 30, 1879
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Rev John 118425876
b. unknown d. Mar. 2, 1877
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Lizzie May 118429043
b. unknown d. Feb. 3, 1888
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Rebecca 118433152
b. unknown d. Apr. 11, 1856
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bye, Pvt Alfred 66348865
b. 1841 d. Jan. 23, 1911
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bye, Anna Elizabeth 133104337
b. 1849 d. Mar. 31, 1909
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bye, Ellen Louisa 66171454
b. 1829 d. Dec. 18, 1881
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bye, Margaretta Johnson 118476802
b. Feb. 9, 1846 d. Feb. 13, 1925
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bye, Pvt Richard 66171197
b. 1828 d. Jul. 20, 1899
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Caldwell, Eliza 66170357
b. unknown d. Sep. 13, 1900
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Caldwell, Rachel A. Boyce 144939620
b. 1858 d. Jul. 24, 1920
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Caldwell, Pvt Robert 66170238
b. 1839 d. Jun. 10, 1888
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Chance, Baby Boy 144853730
b. Feb. 6, 1923 d. Feb. 16, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cooper, Elizabeth A. Jones 123603771
b. unknown d. Jul. 24, 1880
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cooper, Pvt John H. 66349517
b. unknown d. May 2, 1900
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cork, Ann Cuff 66172194
b. 1797 d. Feb. 3, 1884
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cork, Empson W. 66171998
b. 1801 d. Apr. 9, 1869
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Crosby, Thomas 128898770
b. Jan. 23, 1908 d. Jan. 28, 1908
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cuff, Elizabeth 66172450
b. unknown d. 1840
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Cuff, Esther 174596617
b. unknown d. Nov., 1829
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Curry, Sarah Ann 148022580
b. unknown d. Feb. 7, 1853
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Davis, Pvt Eli 66171811
b. unknown d. Jun. 23, 1893
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Davis, Mary E. Smith 124384338
b. Aug. 20, 1846 d. Dec. 31, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Derry, William S. 141657982
b. Oct. 19, 1852 d. Feb. 18, 1853
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dill, Adam 146807635
b. unknown d. Dec. 10, 1908
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dill, Ellen 148008052
b. unknown d. Feb. 13, 1893
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dunlap, Henry 174595563
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Durnall, Ella 67495012
b. 1858 d. Aug. 21, 1893
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Faucett, John 67784967
b. 1800 d. Oct. 17, 1884
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Fisher, Emma 136863083
b. Jul. 5, 1915 d. Jul. 6, 1915
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Garnet, Warren 146805733
b. Mar. 7, 1905 d. Jul. 23, 1907
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Grant, Abraham 174596420
b. unknown d. Jan., 1829
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Grant, Child of Abraham 174596465
b. unknown d. Mar., 1829
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Green, Daniel C. 66349577
b. 1843 d. Dec. 8, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hardcastle, Hilda 144938882
b. Jul. 1, 1919 d. Jul. 2, 1919
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hardy, John C. 124138124
b. Jan. 10, 1849 d. Jul. 18, 1852
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hathowday, Child of James 174596107
b. unknown d. Jul., 1826
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hazard, Solomon 66172466
b. unknown d. 1859
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Henry, Hasadiah Martin 66172350
b. 1775 d. 1852
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Henry, Louisa 118419211
b. unknown d. Jun. 16, 1879
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Henry, Pvt Thomas 66172736
b. unknown d. Nov. 20, 1895
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Henry, Deacon William 66171945
b. unknown d. Mar. 16, 1854
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hill, Wife of Israel 174596163
b. unknown d. Aug., 1826
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hilson, Frances S. 144939318
b. Feb. 12, 1898 d. Oct. 24, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hilton, Stillborn 128899185
b. Feb. 28, 1919 d. Feb. 28, 1919
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hudson, John 136863737
b. unknown d. Nov. 8, 1906
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Irons, Annie M. 123085789
b. unknown d. Apr. 16, 1892
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Irons, Mildred 144938948
b. Apr. 20, 1923 d. Apr. 23, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson, John Worth 144939357
b. 1883 d. Apr. 28, 1907
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson, Lillian 144939114
b. unknown d. Jan. 19, 1911
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson, Margaret A. 145116537
b. Sep. 11, 1867 d. Dec. 29, 1911
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson, Samuel 66348017
b. 1833 d. Mar. 15, 1907
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson, Sara E. Watkins 144939689
b. Mar. 23, 1844 d. Feb. 16, 1917
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Johnston, David E. 124138224
b. Jan. 29, 1849 d. Dec. 21, 1853
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Jones, Lydia 124036991
b. unknown d. Jan. 13, 1887
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Jones, PVT Nathan C. 173209114
b. unknown d. Aug. 4, 1888
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Jones, William 124037532
b. unknown d. Aug. 15, 1878
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Laws, Ann Elizabeth 155967941
b. Jan. 3, 1851 d. Jul. 9, 1852
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Laws, Deacon John 67052405
b. unknown d. May 5, 1902
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Laws, Margaret 67052511
b. unknown d. Apr. 8, 1902
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Laws, William 155968011
b. Jan. 4, 1851 d. Sep. 12, 1852
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Lewis, Joseph 124043931
b. unknown d. Nov. 23, 1884
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Martin, Jacob 124138555
b. unknown d. Jun. 2, 1815
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Martin, Sarah 136478559
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Mason, Frances Ann 128899246
b. Jun. 30, 1845 d. Jan. 24, 1906
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maston, Rachel A. Mauldin 128898889
b. Sep. 29, 1844 d. Dec. 21, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maulden, Rebecca 136774006
b. 1828 d. Mar. 18, 1921
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
McDola, William 136864277
b. unknown d. Jul. 4, 1919
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
McGaw, Franklin 122987735
b. Jul. 6, 1915 d. Mar. 29, 1923
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
McGaw, Lillian May 122987802
b. unknown d. May 23, 1905
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
McGaw, Maggie Bailey 145257514
b. Apr. 3, 1876 d. May 25, 1919
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Miller, Rev Jeremiah 141657503
b. 1767 d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Powell, Wife of Mingo 174596541
b. unknown d. Jul., 1829
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Presbury, Wilma 133326848
b. May 16, 1928 d. Oct. 27, 1928
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Raymond, Sarah Rebecca 123333210
b. unknown d. Jan. 10, 1894
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Ricks, Robert H. 122995032
b. May 23, 1910 d. 1910
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Roberts, Pvt Ephraim John 66172319
b. unknown d. Apr. 27, 1890
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Robinson, John 81786634
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Servant Girl, Unknown 174595930
b. unknown d. May, 1825
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Sewell, Clara May 136862393
b. Nov. 29, 1906 d. Sep. 19, 1907
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Smith, Ann Grubb 81786932
b. 1791 d. Mar. 1, 1884
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Smith, Charles B. 81786734
b. 1805 d. Dec. 3, 1877
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Smith, Dianna 66172407
b. unknown d. 1848
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Spangler, Earl Willard 144939809
b. Oct. 17, 1914 d. Oct. 17, 1914
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Stewart, Elizabeth Virginia 145436453
b. Nov. 1, 1915 d. Nov. 10, 1915
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Vanleer, Elizabeth 145257587
b. unknown d. Dec. 24, 1912
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Warn, Elizabeth 66172437
b. unknown d. 1816
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Watson, John Wesley 128898820
b. unknown d. Dec. 20, 1908
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
West, Elizabeth 66172395
b. unknown d. 1819
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
West, Mary J. 66172419
b. unknown d. 1860
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Wheatley, Pvt Charles 66349655
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Williams, Anna B. 66172254
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Williams, Pvt Joseph L. 66169441
b. unknown d. Feb. 17, 1889
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Williams, Rebecca 66172294
b. unknown d. unknown
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Winters, Amelia E. 66349300
b. 1871 d. Apr. 22, 1889
Winters, Pvt Isaac J. 66348465
b. May 25, 1828 d. Apr. 7, 1911
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Winters, Margaret Jackson 66349156
b. 1794 d. Sep. 27, 1890
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Winters, Margaret P. 144230850
b. unknown d. Feb. 12, 1897
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Young, Mary Ann 66172487
b. 1830 d. 1850
Shiloh African Methodist …
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

much ado about paying…for something else

When things become an ad to buy something else it just bothers me. To me this is about buying a service and buying “influencers”, not writing a blog.
I do not write a blog because of competition, I write because I like to write and have things to say. When I have nothing to say, I do not write. I do not have a monetized blog, I have no desire to.

Yes monetized blogs are a turn off to me because you never know if you are getting a real opinion or a compensated one. And a lot of bloggers do NOT make that clear.

I saw the above sponsored content (as in they paid for it to go into new feeds) on Facebook.  Out of curiosity I clicked. It led to this thing on LinkedIn.

This woman goes on to sell you on the business that she is actually pimping – you see it is not your well being a blogger she cares about, in my opinion it is the potential money she can make if you sign up for her deep interest network.

It’s like paying for a platform that already exists on free blogging platforms meets another kind of social media platform.

How many of those do we need? And why should we pay for it? Sorry, I think I will stick to being an individual, not a blogging Stepford Wife with another monthly bill to pay. I do not want fake potentially paid for “influencers.”  I want people who want to read what I write, like one of my photos or recipes…. organically.  Different strokes for different folks.

Sorry I just think this whole entire concept is Mighty Fake.

simple summer salad

Simple summer salads are the best thing in the world. Produce is at it’s peak, herbs are fresh, and it doesn’t get better than that.

One of my favorite summer salads are fresh tomatoes, a cucumber, red onion, and a combination of Italian flat leaf parsley, fresh dill, Italian basil and a simple vinaigrette. If I have a sweet red bell pepper I will often add that as well.

To make the vinaigrette it is equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small canning jar. Add salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

When I make vinaigrette for a mixed greens salad, I will add Dijon mustard to the above mix.

You can see the size I mean in the photo above. You will only use maybe 3 tablespoons of dressing on the salad, but save the rest for regular lettuce salads and just refrigerate.

Peel and cut your cucumber in half lengthwise. If it is not the English hot house burpless variety, remove the seeds.

Toss cucumber into the bowl.

Slice and rough chop fairly thin about half of a large red onion.

Add onion to the bowl.

Take your tomatoes, cut the core out, and slice into large bite-size pieces. Sort of small wedges. Small enough you don’t need to use a knife to cut your salad, but large enough that the tomato doesn’t disintegrate.

Chiffonade the basil leaves. In layman’s terms, that means gently roll up your basil leaves and create thin ribbons by cutting off “slices” of the rolled basil.

Rough chop the Italian flat leaf parsley, and do the same gently with the fresh dill.

Put all the herbs on top of the salad and give one light toss and then add literally 2 to 3 tablespoons of the salad dressing and mix gently and either serve or cover and refrigerate until serving.

And I almost forgot — fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste!

Leftovers are good for a day afterwards, provided you refrigerate.

This is a totally simple, easy to make salad, and it’s delicious! Thank you to my friend Sara for giving me vegetables from her garden. The herbs in the salad came out of my garden!

Bon appétit!