The Reunion was not the end of the process. Just a notable event along the way. I hope there will be many such events at Green Mont. There have already been some. My good friends, Cathy and Lance were married there on Sept 30, 2017; married on the lawn facing High Point and “received” in the barn with a band and dancing.
This was, at least, the fourth wedding to take place at Green Mont, and it has been 88 years since the last one; Anne Cameron Fleming to Minor Sadler Harris, on November 16, 1929. Frances Lee Fleming married Samuel Henley Carter on November 10, 1909 and Mary Elizabeth Lee Fleming married William Fitzhugh Rust on September 11, 1912. To my knowledge, Cathy and Lance were the first to hold their reception in the barn.
We took Monday after the reunion off, but Tuesday was just another work day. The goal is to complete the addition on the house and have it all operational by Thanksgiving 2017. A bit ambitious, but conceivable.
Unfortunately, both of the Green Mont bathtubs are missing but I found a suitable replacement. This is the bathtub from John Page Turner’s house in The Plains. Page Turner was the mayor of The Plains (many times), a revered member of the community, a beloved history teacher and a good friend of the Fleming family. Page’s tub is probably the next best thing to one of the originals; a proper provenance, and fate.
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An honor to be included in the Green Mont blog!