A good friend of mine who, sadly, doesn't live here anymore :(, and I used to drive over to Gulf and Franklin Counties to work with Juvenile Delinquents. (No, the irony is NOT lost on me.)
Each week that we were in Franklin County (Apalachicola), we would drive by a dilapidated old house hidden behind woodsy brush. Each and every time my friend saw it, she would say, I wish someone would restore that house! Her son restores houses and has restored a beautiful house in the historical district of Pensacola.
So! Imagine my surprise when we drove past and not only had it been restored, but the woodsy brush behind it is now a beautiful Viet Nam memorial park! I said to husband, we must go see that! Below are pictures from that visit.
First, the house! Sorry I don't have any before pictures!
This is a little frog pond in front of the house. That's a little old antique sitting on the bench. O.K. RUSSELL, IT'S A BIG ANTIQUE!
This is the memorial plaque in the park. If you click on the image it will get larger and you can read what it says.
This is a replica of the Three Soldier Statute that is part of the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington D.C.
I got many more pictures inside the house and of the park. There are a couple of really interesting things about the house that I will have to save for another day! I just realized that I have two posts today!
I'm so glad I noticed it. Aren't you, Linda???