Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Mabry Mill

So my parents are actually getting into looking for real estate in the mountains now. Mom's looking for 10+ acre pieces and says even up to around 80 acres wouldn't be out of the question if the price was right. We want meadows as well as wooded parts and some water would be nice as well. As per Susan's suggestion, Mom's been checking in to Floyd, Henry and Patrick Counties. She told me she found several good looking options in Floyd, which sounds good to me. So I went to see what I could find on the web about the county in general, just because I was curious. And lo and behold, what do I find, but that the Mabry Mill is located in Floyd County!

Now, this probably is a moment (if they hadn't already) when most people would give a blank stare and ask, "So?" ...

So! When I was a small child, and actually right up til I was about 20, before we started work on the remod and rearranged the furniture in the living room for the first time in... well, almost 20 years... we had a pointillism drawing done by my parents' good friend Beecher of the Mabry Mill. Now, I had no idea that it was the Mabry Mill or even what the Mabry Mill was, but that's my favorite of all his pointillisms that we have, and actually the only one I could really stand. Most of the others are of owls, which creeped me out with their large, blank staring eyes when I was younger. Anyway, it's still around here somewhere, but don't ask me where. I wish I could find some of his work on the web, but we haven't seen him since before he and his wife devorced about 10 years ago, I can't remember his last name and my parents are asleep so I can't ask them... Oh, well... another day...

Was also checking up on the weather in Floyd and it looks like it so beats out Boone where the snow is concerned... We're talking mere inches on average as opposed to the 5 feet Boone gets every year! Definitely a plus!

2 comments:

sophronia_ said...

i guess you will scream when i tell you we *could* have gone to mabry mill this past fall, hmmm?? where they still make apple butter in this HUGE iron kettle, outside over the fire? ok, we will put it on the to-do list...

Rachael said...

Not scream, no. Bemoan, maybe... ;D That sounds like a lot of fun. We should put that on the to-do.