I ended up living in northern VA in the late 1970s. Being from Washington state, when I first saw Lee-Jackson Day on a calendar my eyebrows went up a bit. I'm mildly surprised it is still on the calendars but VA is noted for being really big on history. The joke is "How many Virginians does it take to change a light bulb?" -
"Three. One to change the bulb and two to talk about the glories of the departed bulb."
I liked living there except for the hideous humidity in the summer. I was living in a single-wide trailer with no air conditioning. I hope you fare better in your accommodations. I remember having tools rust even when kept indoors if they weren't oiled. The lightening bugs in the summer almost make up for the humidity - almost.
My wife and I met at the horse farm in VA where we were working. She was born and raised in Leesburg, VA. She has stuck with me all these years which still puzzles and amazes me. Her moving from a beautiful state like VA to desolate eastern WA is something I don't understand quite. I was born here so desolate is what I'm comfortable with. Too many trees make me nervous!
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