Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordlessful Wednesday- Del Ray Farm

Don't forget to ask me whatever questions are on your mind. I will post the answers tomorrow. Go to the this post and ask away.

1. Swedish soprano who toured the United States under the management of P. T. Barnum (1820-1887)
(synonym) Swedish Nightingale

During her American tour, Jenny Lind became stranded in our area. She reportedly sat under an old oak tree near a store and sang. That's how this area became Jenny Lind.

The cool part? That store is on my family's farm. It belongs to my Daddy George (my granddad) and his brother. Another cool fact? My Daddy George was actually born in the back of the Jenny Lind store on Christmas Eve in 1942. They only had a 10 pound scale and he weighed more than that. They have no idea how much he really weighed. He was obviously a beast. {Ha}

The other day, I had my camera and went to the old farm house to take pictures. This is what I got. Happy Wordless Wednesday.


Diana said...

I never knew the history behind Jenny Lind. Is your grandaddy the one fixing up that store?

Jamie said...

what a neat story!

Kari said...

I didn't know that was on your family's property! Very cool, Hailey. I like the pictures you took, too.