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  •  Tourists come with the territory. When we agreed (4+ / 0-)
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    to live in the historic area, we also agreed to put up with people peeking in our windows (we soon put up sheer drapes) and people walking through the yard and sitting on our front stoop. "Visitors" (Colonial Wlliamsburg never refers to them as tourists) are the lifeblood of the whole area so it made sense to treat them as guests. That means we ignored some strange behavior at times. Understanding that our role was being part of the visitor experience made it pretty easy. Once we had someone knock on the door and ask if he could see the whole house. Evidently he had designed his house to be an exact replica of the Grissell Hay House, but he wasn't sure what the second floor looked like. So we let him in and took him all around.  Fortunately I had cleaned recently so I wasn't embarrassed, and it felt good to see how thrilled he was to be able to see the inside.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb

    by marleycat on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 05:02:11 PM PST

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      with descendants of the families who lived here.  It's a great incentive to keep the beds made!

      It's great that you were able to fulfill that fellow's dream.

      "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

      by DrLori on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:44:28 AM PST

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