Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Bit Of Local History

December 5, 2019

Good morning.  It's so good to see the sun shining this morning.  I just peeked outside, and my porch is empty.  Last evening, I piled a whole lot of white trash bags full of things for the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation onto my little porch right by the gate.  These folks were here early this morning to pick everything up.  Now I can start to fill some more bags for them. 

My SIL Eddie was here a couple days ago to fix a broken faucet knob in the upstairs bathroom.  I don't know what I would do without him.  He's been a blessing for me.  But that's not why I mentioned him here.  Before he left, he showed me a couple photos he took in the park on his way here.  He said that it was so beautiful there, and he knew I'd be taking photos if I were there, so he took a couple for me.  That made me feel so good.  Thank you Eddie.  Here are his photos.

As much as I don't really like all the snow, I have to admit that it makes everything quite beautiful to look at.  Especially in our park.   Let me tell you a little bit about our beautiful park.

D. W. Field's Park consists of 650 acres of fields, woodlands and water bodies in two of our neighboring towns/cities, and is owned and maintained by both municipalities.  It was created in 1925 as a bequest from Brockton businessman Daniel W. Field.   It's landscape is dominated by a chain of seven water bodies, all of which are man-made.  The oldest of  them, Cross Pond, was created in the 1790's; these lakes, ponds and reservoirs were, with one exception, created before the park was laid out, and served either agricultural or industrial purposes.

The park's most prominent landmark is a fieldstone observation tower, built at the park's high point, know as Indian Cave Hill (or Tower Hill).  It was built in 1928 from fieldstones gathered from the park grounds.  Inside 90 steps, approximately 18 per landing, lead to an observation deck with a visage as far as the Blue Hills in all directions.  The Tower is officially open one day a year during Columbus Day weekend.  Here's a photo of the Tower.  (downloaded from Google) 

Last night, I put a few more rows on the red and black afghan.  Five and a half more rows, and I'll have to wait for the new yarn order to get here before I can go any further on it.  Once I get the third color on it, I'll take a photo.  It's really quite pretty.

Now it's time to wash the breakfast dishes and make a fresh cup of coffee before I start my blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

The snow is beautiful and so is that tower. You are getting a lot done with filling the bags, I had to take a little break. You inspire me to get back "at it"! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!