Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Images of America - Middleburg - by Kate Brenner and Genie Ford

Gregg and I headed to Middleburg on Sunday.  We love this town, it is a great place to walk around.

When we stopped by Common Grounds, a favorite place of ours, we met a couple of ladies who were signing copies of their book, "Images of America - Middleburg."  It is a lovely book and takes you through two-and-a-quarter centuries of the town.  We have always loved it here at any time of the year and we feel fortunate that our visit coincided with their book-signing.  Now we can read more about its history.  There is also a wonderful selection of photos throughout, many that are vintage, and  tells about some of the famous people who have lived here, from presidents to movie stars and others.  


They very kindly autographed my book....


and allowed me not only to take their picture, but gave me their permission to post about them on my blog.  Thank you Ladies, we enjoyed meeting you and will enjoy finding out more about this lovely town in Loudon County.  


We also met Jill who owns Second Chapter Books in Middleburg, at 8 E. Federal Street, and knowing our love of books you can bet that on our next visit we will be heading to see her.  She can be found on Facebook here.  Jill is a lovely lady we had a chance to talk at some length.  She is selling Kate and Genie's book in her shop, so if you find yourself heading to Middleburg, pop in.  I will probably be buying more copies to give as gifts to my book-loving friends....


and they made our Sunday drive even more fun and interesting for which we thank all of them.

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Denise, sounds like a fun time at your favorite shop. It was cool to meet the authors of the book and to have them sign your copy! Have a great evening and week ahead!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These regional guidebooks are great ways to learn more about the history of an area, especially one that you revisit often. And now you have a special remembrance with your signed copy too. The wild rice salad from a couple of posts back looks good and is on my "to try" list, Denise.

Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time had by all ! My mum had cork hot plate place mats with the English hunters and hounds on ! Wonderful photos ! Nice header photo to ! Thanks for sharing. Have a good day !

Kay said...

Oh my! What a fun and happy day! Isn't it wonderful to have a signed copy of a book? It's so very special.

gigihawaii said...

What a nice trip. It's always nice to meet the authors at their book signing.

Elephant's Child said...

Serendipity was on your side.

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice post! And one thing that struck me is that this could be an English scene, I never knew they did English style foxhunting in the US! of course it is banned here now in its traditional form.

Ken Schneider said...

It's remarkable how even the smallest out-of-the way community can have a rich heritage. So important that there are story-tellers among us to preserve it.

imac said...

Enjoyment for you my friend

Rhodesia said...

Sounds like you had a good day. Have a good week. Diane

Linda said...

It's always good to meet authors especially when you can talk to them about their passion for writing and the subjects that interest them. Middleburg sounds like an interesting place.

Rose said...

That book sounds like one I would like...

Linda Gross said...

I have been to Middleburg. It was a few years ago. Bob, Stacey and I attended a car show at Willoughby Farm with his brother and our sister-in-law.