Ruby Tuesday, by Mary, reappears. And we search high and low for reds aplenty.
It is always a pleasure to take a look at local history, not so much to relive it, but instead to see it up close. A favorite blog subject, is the David Humphreys House in Ansonia, home of the Derby Historical Society.
Built in 1695, it was the home of David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington in the Revolutionary War.
It is refreshing to see kids of all ages being part of an educational yet fun experience.
The Derby Historical Society has an open house in November. Since Allegra is a part-time docent for the society, we wanted to visit again and enjoy the tour of the home.
There is a wheelchair ramp which allows me to enter the first floor. With hearths ablaze, it is stiflingly warm by the central fireplaces, while drafty and cool elsewhere. I am happy to live with central heating.
The food, as per usual, was excellent and included squash pie (left), pumpkin soup (actually made by Allegra), brown bread (made in coffee cans) with freshly churned butter, fresh applesauce, cranberry sauce and a turkey cooked by a fire. The items were cooked and/or finished in cast iron pots by the fire, all heated from above and below with the red-hot embers. Everything was delicious...
An excellent day to explore how life may have been lived in the past. We take for granted things like modern climate control, upholstered furniture, cooktops, and electricity. So, a visit that evokes the way things were done long ago is instructive yet fun.
Allegra is a tour guide for the