Friday, March 18, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 75

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Etzler Road . Troutville

Last sunday the boys had plans to go play basketball with some friends at Greenfield (their elementary school) rained quite a bit but that didn't stop them. Rather than hang around and crimp their style, I drove around and snapped a few pics.

2) Of course I had to go over to Greenfield and take a look at the hill and the slave cabins/kitchen. Remember the whole debate about this? If not you can read about it HERE
Here's the hill where the slave dwellings were built. Here's the hill now void of the dwellings because the Botetourt Board of Supervisors took it upon themselves to move the structures without even once communicating with those who were trying so valiantly to save them. Dispicable.

3) I had to drive to the other end of Greenfield to see where they were now:
The slave cabin, which now looks bowed in the middle, due to its harsh move.

The old kitchen.
These buildings, according to the Board of Supervisors are supposedly going to be restored but since the Board of Supervisors were bent on moving these historical buildings it sure doesn't look like they are going out of their way protecting them. The group is still trying hard to save the old hill that the buildings were built on, which the Board of Supervisors want to level to build a shell building on. Since we seem to have lost the fight of relocating the buildings, I sure hope we can save the hill.

Flag at Camping World . Roanoke

This has nothing to do with 1-3 but it's my favorite sight heading down 81! Yesterday after Braden and Dalton's track meet I had to stop at Gander Mountain (across the street from Camping world) where Christian works to pick up a baseball glove from him. Isn't that flag beautiful?!

5) A few weeks ago I watched Changeling on Netflix. It's based off a true story. Wow, it's just unbelievable what happens. Angelina Jolie stars and does a super job. I really like her! Be prepared to cry though.

That's my 5 this week! I hope you will join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! That's it! Thank you for playing along and have a great weekend!

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  1. I am sorry to hear about the slave cabin being moved. Hope the hill can be saved. It is such a beautiful area.

  2. It's a shame with the slave dwellings! How they can move such old historical buildings?!!?!
    I will watch for the movie here in Germany, maybe it is sometime in TV?
    I show an old building too today...
    Have a nice weekend

  3. Hopefully the hill can be saved and the slave dwelling restored.

  4. I sincerely hope they make the effort now to restore the slave dwellings.
    I love the shot of the flag so much!
    Thanks for hosting Tanya!

  5. Love the old cabins. It is a lot of work to restore/save them. I hope they get it done.

  6. This would be so interesting!! Love the image of the slave cabin...if only the walls could talk...what stories they'd tell us.

  7. well, now you have my mind churning - which, i suspect is a very good thing. These are really deep subjects - (thank you) - and, oh, how i adore your photographs. Great week to you!

  8. The board of supervisors need to be smacked upside the head. Repeatedly.

  9. I am a bit late this week Tanya (sorry about that!) Your story this week is really sad....I believe in preserving our history. The photo of the kitchen is really poignant....well captured!

  10. Beautiful pictures! I love the cloudy, rainy skies in them. I saw Changeling too - really good movie. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a great weekend!


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