Thursday, March 6, 2008

I hate to leave my computer and Flickr, but its time to travel. We are off to Fairhope AL, a rather interesting place. There is a great book called The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewster that I recommend highly. The subject of the book was an intellectual and an eccentric who lived in a cement round house that he built. He usually went barefoot and bathed in the cold spring fed water all year.
True story, great read.

Fairhope was founded by folks from up east a long time ago. They were planning a community where all could be educated and live equally. The town was named by a woman doctor who said it had a fair hope of surviving.


  1. I read your post about Fairhope.

    Thought you might enjoy reading a bit about the history of Fairhope here:

    Also some photos here:

    Dan Therrell

  2. Hi Gail,

    It was a pleasure meeting you while you were in Fairhope. It's small world! Hope we get to meet your daughter, also, since she is practically our next door neighbor!

    All the bst,

    Dan Therrell


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