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The History of Brunswick Stew: Virginia is the Winner! Two Southern states, Virginia and Georgia, have long been dueling over which is the home of Brunswick stew. Folks in Brunswick County, Va., hold an annual stew-off, while those in Brunswick, Ga., display a cast-iron spot that reportedly cooke...
01/20/2022
Grandma Knew Farm to Table CookingMy daughter in law turned me on to a FB posts from Glen and Friends who is in Canada and posts of food he cooks from cookbooks or recipes dating before 1950.  It is wonderful.  It got me so excited that I started going through my cookbooks collections (which I ha...
01/11/2022
Do You Hear What I Hear? Christmas CarolsA Christmas carol is a carol (a song or hymn) on the theme of Christmas, traditionally sung at Christmas itself or during the surrounding Christmas holiday season. The term noel has sometimes been used, especially for carols of French origin.[1] Christmas ...
12/21/2021
Hello Again My Friend, Snowmen and Women If you’re a snow lover, you probably get excited when you hear a big storm is in the forecast. Whether you appreciate the quiet that snowfall brings, enjoy winter sports, or simply love to play in it, we can all agree that there’s something special about p...
12/17/2021
By: J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker, SRES, ABR,Property ManagerThe real estate market in a large area of Virginia, not the large cities, hasbeen on the past 10 years in a roller coaster ride for the buyers and sellers.The ups and downs cycling in a 4 weeks to 3 months stretches at a timewit...
07/25/2020
When you drive in Virginia you will notice how green the state is and all the lovely flowering plans, flowers and trees the state has. Virginia is a colorful state to say the lease with a carpet of green grass and the abundance of color!   Virginia's native plants range from ubiquitous species f...
03/21/2020
Have you ever said that you or someone you know has Spring Fever? What do you think about? Colored Eggs, Chocolate Bunnies, Cherry Trees blooming, Flowers peeking out, the hot days of summer approaching or even the days are longer! Whatever you think about you are not alone. Our ancestors saw Spr...
03/05/2020
 So you think this is a strange title to a blog? Well, it is, but truth is stranger than fiction so they say. I have seen the heads both at the park and in their current home.  When the heads were at the President’s Park in Williamsburg, Virginia in York County off of Rt 199 and now that they are...
02/20/2020
Have you ever heard of an Island off the coast of Virginia called Tangier? This wonderful piece of history is only a boat ride away. It is a shame that the state of Virginia, the Federal Government or both does not help to save this Historic Treasure. Tangier is a town in Accomack County, Virgini...
02/18/2020
The custom of making New Year’s resolutions has been around for thousands of years, but it started much differently than the modern tradition. Ancient Babylonia is where the New Year’s Resolution began. That was over 4,000 years ago! They also were the first people on record to celebrate the New ...
12/28/2019
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.