Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This was the winter home of Alfred B. Maclay and his wife Louise. It is set on a hillside with a sweeping lawn sloping down toward Lake Hall. The house was originally a hunting lodge and was remodeled between 1923-1925. It was painted a burnt sienna color Mrs. Maclay called "Georgia Clay." The Maclays entertained many prominent people here including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The house is furnished much the same as it was when the Maclays lived in it and is now a museum. It is open only during blooming season, January through April.
Thanks everyone for your concern about what used to be Hurricane Ida and now is Tropical Storm Ida. So far, we have just had some rain, but heavy rains and some wind are in the forecast for this afternoon and into tomorrow. My biggest concern is always the trees in my yard and hoping they don't actually fall down on the house! Taking my grandson to school and getting to work this morning was a bit of a challenge, but I made it. Tomorrow is a holiday so no school or work and we are supposed to have a parade for Veteran's Day, but I'm not sure whether it will happen or not. I hope it does happen because my grandson is supposed to march in the parade and carry a flag alongside his mommy's high school marching band and he is really excited about it. Keep your fingers crossed!