A Fall Day
A Fife & Drum Corp marches down the street garbed in three corner hats, knee pants and leggings. A blacksmith labors by an open fire. A horse drawn carriage transports its occupants down a street that has known many hooves. Children take their turns posing for pictures in a stock that might once have punished those whose transgressions angered the community. A College of William & Mary vocal group sings on the street corner for gathering tourists. Citizens of 21st century Williamsburg walk their dogs down a street that has been traveled by many. Bruton Parish Church opens its doors to those who would stand near the spot where Thomas Jefferson and George Washington worshiped. It is a beautiful fall day in Colonial Williamsburg. Its trees prepare to shed their bright plumage of leaves in anticipation of the beginning of yet another holiday season. If there is a world of terrorism and gloom lying outside the boundaries of Williamsburg, it is not evident in these historic streets.
01/01/2007 02:59:39 PM