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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rural Thursday Blog Hop #27




In yesterday's post I was telling you about our visit to the Historic Sandusky House . The name has nothing to do with the evil Sandusky which first comes to mind. Charles Johnson built his Sandusky home in 1808 and named it "Sandusky" taken from the site of his Indian adventures in Sandusky, Ohio. You can read about that here if you'd like.

When we arrived at Sandusky, we had picked up some tacos from Taco Bell for lunch and pulled the tailgate down and ate in the back of the truck as we had some time to kill before the tour started. I walked around the grounds after lunch and came across this gorgeous tree with the rope swing. Behind me, from where I took the picture, sits an old farmhouse and I imagined a child that lived there plays on this rope, thinking nothing of it, but liked the summertime image I got from it.

During our tour, which was given by Major Hutter's (the Hutter family owned the house for 5 generations after the Johnsons, including during the Civil War) Great Great Grand Daughter, a woman chimed in and asked "why is there a noose on your property?" very accusing like and the woman giving the tour had no idea what she was talking about. I asked her "Do you mean the rope swing out back?" and she said "Yes, it's a noose. It has a noose at the bottom of it and needs to be removed". I told her that I thought it to be a child's rope swing and she wouldn't have any of that and insisted it was a noose and needed to go. The woman giving the tour was quite upset about being told she had a noose hanging from the tree. After the rude woman left, before our tour was over, I told her I had seen it before we started the tour and it wasn't a noose at all, that it was just a simple rope swing hanging from the tree. And wouldn't you know, when my boys saw it, they immediately jumped on that rope and started swinging, just like it was meant for!

That little brick building is the "privy" or "outhouse". I didn't get any pictures of Sandusky as it's undergoing some restoration and there was a lot of ugly scaffolding around it so I didn't bother with pictures. I'll get some another time!


Linking up with Rural Thursday, it's a blog hop!

23 comments:

  1. Wonderfully informative and creative post ~ about Sandusky House and grounds ~~thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Major love for your header on this blog. Love that coffee pot.

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  4. Great photo. I don't know why they would hang a rope swing near an outhouse though :) What kid wants to play over there?! And I eye rolled about the woman and her comment.

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  5. A ridiculous comment from that woman.

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  6. It is a lovely photo and, as Michelle said, ridiculous comment from that woman - I naturally thought 'swing' when I saw it too.

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  7. I agree with Michelle. I love this shot. B

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  8. Very interesting & great post, T! Thank you =)

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  9. Great thoughts and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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  10. Some people just don't get it. Even when they do, they sometimes persist just so they don't appear silly. Anybody with common sense would know it's a rope swing.

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  11. Oh for goodness sake! Sorry that woman tried to ruin your tour. Such a neat picture!

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  12. ah well. at least your kids had fun.

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  13. Now I want to see the so called noose. Silly lady!

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  14. Well of course that's a rope swing. My goodness.

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  15. Can't beat a good rope swing, noose or not.

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  16. I love going to places like that. Sounds like an interesting day with the woman who insisted that there was a noose hanging from the tree. Guess everybody sees things differently, but I'm glad you saw a child's swing instead of a noose. Nice pic! Looking forward to seeing more if you can get back out there.

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  17. This is such an amazing entry. Love the picture and way life seems to swing over at your world. Please have you all a good Friday.

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  18. What a sweet little building and the swing just completes the scene. :)

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  19. Some people, should be seen and not heard. Nice shot.

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  21. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Nice shot- sounds like you enjoyed the day with your family.

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  23. Sometimes we meet nice sharing people (like the barn lady) and sometimes we meet rude ridiculous people! My guess is that the woman was just sure someone had been lynched on that tree back during the aftermath of the WOH-WAH, and the owners left it there as a grisly reminder. Someone who thinks such things instead of seeing a rope swing for what it is, couldn't have had a very happy childhood! :-)

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