The Little Town Called Smyrna

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Lately I find myself dreaming of living in a small town. A town where I can walk to get the morning paper, medicine and buy a few groceries at the corner market. This past week, our local paper had an article about a historical hotel that was being converted into luxury condos, so today Bill and I drove to that little town called Smyrna, in Kent County, De. It’s one of those little towns whose main street is lined with wonderful old homes dating back to the 18th and 19th century. As we walked the streets, I took photos of all the beautiful homes and gardens, hoping to catch a few great shots, to make into my homemade cards and prints for my website- http://www.carolescountry.com/ There was an elderly man working in front of his beautiful home. We chatted for a while, when he asked if we would like to come inside. ARE YOU KIDDING, I THOUGHT?! YOU KNOW I DID!!! He even allowed me to take photos in his house! In a few days I’ll tell you more about it and show more photos, so I hope you’ll come back soon. Oh, by the way, this is the front door of that lovely old home where that very nice man, Ken Brown lives. Can you believe I didn’t take a photo of the entire house! Next time I will. I’ll be going back to visit him again. Below is a photo of the hotel/condos, built in 1840, and one of the private homes in town. I have to go now, it’s time for the Kentucky Derby! Happy day.

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4 Responses to “The Little Town Called Smyrna”

  1. Pam Says:

    Carole! You are such a charming lass, no wonder you were invited in! I cant wait to see more photos! And wasnt the Derby jockey the most effusive winner ever?? I told my husband, I have a feeling in a few hours he wont know where his legs are! LOL! What a pretty blog! Thanks for sharing, Pam

  2. Sylvia Anderson Says:

    Car~ Looking forward to seeing more pics of the inside of his home…lucky you! Are you and Bill thinking of buying one of these new condo’s and moving there? Would be fun wouldn’t it? :)

  3. Carole Says:

    Hi girls. Thanks for stopping by. Pam, yes, I noticed that about the jockey, very effusive, I enjoyed seeing that in him. Before the race, Bill and I watched and listened about all the horses running in the race. When Street Smart showede up, Bill immediatly said, that’s the horse, he’ll win. Sometimes the man scares me! LOL- Ah, I’m a charming lass huh. Hmm, well now, thank you my dear. LOL

    Sylvia, I like to write on my blog often, so I will have more photos soon. Bill and I both love the idea of small town living and these condos sounded wonderful, but it’s a bit too premature, maybe in a few years. Right now we are still happy and love our home as much as we ever have, and that’s a lot!! The idea crosses my mind a lot though, so I guess i’m gearing up for it.

  4. Christe' Says:

    Hi Carole,
    what a beautiful old house- I look forward to seeing pictures of it all & of inside. As always, you take the most beautiful photos.
    I just read that you were getting old plants from your mother’s garden to bring home. Lucky girl…tiger lilies are my very favorite of all…and so precious that they were your grandmother’s.

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