the gypsies' journey...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - following the path of the sun and the trail of the stars to worlds known and unknown from yesterday and today into tomorrow -

this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real -
imagined and/or real - a STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS telling of my own personal thoughts feelings experiences - interspersed with words and images of others - with things defined by most as PARAnormal which - for me - all my life - have been PERFECTLYnormal -

SO come along with me and we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories around the campfire - together -

THE GYPSYWOMANWORLD

My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

slight glimmer of recognition...

just this morning, the macgregors posted still another wonderfully intriguing story on their synchronicity blog - it featured an older structure, which, as the post first came up on my screen, fleetingly reminded me so much of the building here - their story reflects how someone viewed from a window a building across the way - and in my case, many times, i looked out my window across the street at this site, wondering about the people who had built it, what their lives were like, how they lived and how they died - the house was built in the early 1700's and was home at one time to a governor of delaware - while i see now that the likeness is not identical at all, in that miniscule pocket of time, i was transported back to the PARSON-THORNE mansion across from my little place on the lake...

another interesting little note is that the macgregor building, at one point was bought from the original family by a retired "PARSON" - which is in the name of the building here -
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http://archives.delaware.gov/markers/kc/KC-92.shtml#TopOfPage
Parson-Thorne Mansion: This historic building lies within a 1,750 acre Duke of York land patent called Saw Mill Range granted to Henry Bowman in 1680. The first known resident of this portion of the tract was Joseph Booth, who purchased 510 acres from the Bowman family in 1730. The center brick section of the present structure was built by John Cullen after his purchase of 263 acres in 1746. Reverend Syndenham Thorne, an Episcopal clergyman who was instrumental in Milford’s development, bought the property in the 1780s and is interred on the grounds. John M. Clayton, United States Senator and Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor, spent a portion of his boyhood here. Members of the Clayton family lie at rest nearby as well. This was also the home of philanthropist Col. Benjamin Potter and Dr. William Burton, Governor of Delaware during the early years of the Civil War. Col. Henry Fiddeman, founder of the First National Bank of Milford, came into ownership of the mansion in 1858 and changed the Colonial Georgian architecture to Gothic Victorian. The Draper family purchased the property in 1916. In 1961, the building and grounds, then known as Silver Hill, were conveyed to the Milford Historical Society by J. Richard Draper. The Parson Thorne Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

It is always fascinating to me to think who might have lived in historical buildings. This one is very interesting - many families grew up in this house. It was a party to many life events. Can you imagine the energy in those walls?

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

It looks nearly identical!!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

May I post your photo on our blog? The resemblance is uncanny!

gypsywoman said...

oh, sure, trish, of course - actually, i got the photo from the site i posted, too - and did you notice the thing about the name PARSON? and your house was owned by a PARSON - neat, i think! the whole thing was weird when you described the guy looking out the window - it put me right back in my own window!!!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Very weird and wonderful. I'll copy it now and pot it! Thanks, Jeanean...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

OK,I posted it, with yr comment and a link to your site. It's uncanny, really.

YAYA GYPSYWOMAN said...

hi trish! well, it really really was uncanny when i first saw your original post - it is true that in that miniscule moment i was transported back to my own window! i mean, i was THERE! anyway, glad you liked it - and hope others do as well - thanks for your interest!!! have a glorious day!