Ragland Castle & Tea

If you're thinking—or hoping—the Ragland Castle is now open for high tea, I'm sorry to say that isn't the case. However, you can have tea in a china cup featuring the Ragland Castle. About the Ragland Castle China The Ragland Castle was one of many castles in a china pattern made by the Johnson Brothers.… Continue reading Ragland Castle & Tea

A Civil War Poem

Have you any old grudges you would like to pay,Any wrongs lad up from a bygone day?Gather them now and lay them awayWhen Christmas comes.Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend,And life is short from beginning to end;Be kind to yourself, leave nothing to mendWhen Christmas comes.William Haines Lytle I ran across this poem… Continue reading A Civil War Poem

Did You Know?

The practice of Voodoo is probably as old as the African continent itself. Sometimes written Voudou, Vodou,or Voudun,the word itself means God, Creator, or Great Spirit. It has been greatly distorted and misunderstood. Human sacrifices, vampires, dripping blood and devil worship all make the stuff of spooky novels and Hollywood movies. Yet none of these… Continue reading Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Rue is French for Street...Bourbon Street Rue Bourbon is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Bourbon Street is in the French Quarter in NOLA. For at least a couple hundred years the French Quarter and Bourbon Street have been a welcoming point for tens of thousands world travelers. Today Bourbon Street is… Continue reading Did You Know?