May 22, 1923 – October 4, 2017 Game, Set, Match By her children Rob (Robert Stuart Carter) and Katie (Katherine Landon Carter Zimmer) (Rob) Now we are going to ask you to step out of your box a little bit here, but bear with us…Stand up. (Katie) Everybody shake hands with your (imaginary) racket.…… Continue reading Katherine “Kit” Kivlighan Carter, A Remembrance
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…… Continue reading Green Mont, Chapter 7, July 17, 2017-
Wrapping up. Seven weeks to go. As the new metal roof started going on the Barn, we moved the wood shop into the Dairy Barn. Michael focused on assembling the windows for the house. Jordon had minor surgery and was put on light duty; painting. Harry and I were working on glazing (I think we…… Continue reading Green Mont, Chapter 6, May 23 – July 15, 2017, The Reunion
The Driveway. Michael and Jordon were due to start on the Dairy Barn repairs upon their return in January. However, with all the trucks coming in and out and the muddy conditions, the driveway jumped to the head of the line. We had the entry regraded to get rid of the hump and laid down…… Continue reading Green Mont, Chapter 5, January to May 2017, the repairs
By the Spring of 2016, the ground had a little chance to heal and the trees were starting to stretch out their limbs. I had been busy over the winter with designs for rebuilding the house. I did not need another house to maintain so I determined to keep it simple. I was just going…… Continue reading Green Mont, Chapter 4, 2016, Rebuilding
Cleaning up. It is not easy for me to write about this period of Green Mont’s history. Here goes. When I moved to California in the summer 1995, I didn’t really have a plan for myself, let alone a plan for Green Mont. The 1986-1988 house reconstruction effort had been sidelined and bundled under tarps…… Continue reading Green Mont, Chapter 3, 1995-2015
I have had a very fuzzy copy of this photo in my possession for many years and I knew what it was of…but I didn’t know who most of the subjects were. When we had a little organizing meeting before the reunion back in February 2017, Bev Coffman arrived with a few treasures and among…… Continue reading November 9, 1909
Transcribed and edited by William F. Rust III (February, 2017) [Editorial note: The notes were written in pencil in a small pocket calendar diary. A few minor spelling errors have been corrected, and punctuation has been added throughout, since there are practically no commas, periods, or capital letters in the original ms. by RBLF, whose…… Continue reading Diary of Richard Bland Lee Fleming’s trip to Scotland and England in 1866.
…as remembered by Beverley Carter Coffman. “Sam” was born at Ravenscroft on July 17, 1921. His father, Samuel Henley Carter (called Henley), was managing the Ravenscroft farm while his mother, Frances Fleming Carter, was in charge of supervising the construction of the home. The Ravenscroft property was owned by Frances’ Uncle Rob Downman (the younger…… Continue reading Samuel Henley Carter, Jr
My friend and cousin, Mike Harris, died rather suddenly on April 24. Mike’s wife, Bonnie, brought the family together at the home they had built together. I had never been there before. In fact, I had not seen my dear friend since I had moved to California some 20 years ago, about the same time…… Continue reading Minor Sadler “Mike” Harris Jr.