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PostSubject: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:03 am

On Saturday my hubby and I went with our good friends to our special village to celebrate Halloween weekend and my friend's birthday. This is in Dearborn Michigan, near Detroit. Some of you may remember when I posted pictures three years ago, when my friend and I went there for Halloween weekend, and dressed up in Victorian attire. This time, our hubbies agreed to get in on the fun. I promised Savannah I would post some pictures, so without further ado...





My Little House moment.






This one was taken on the Firestone farm....as in "Firestone tire company". They have a real working farm right in the village. The following shot is us on the front porch of the farmhouse.








The 'chaps' out taking a stroll...





This was taken at Cottswold cottage, which was recreated brick by brick from a manor in England:





My "Mary Poppins" moment. Next time though, I'm going to extend my arm out with the umbrella, the way Mary did.





The End! Thanks for looking!



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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:06 am

Oh my. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Miss Amy, you brought back so many memories with your post and pictures. I never tired of visiting Greenfield Village. An oasis it was, a place where history is remembered and cherished.
Dagblastit, I miss Michigan!


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:12 am

Joe, that is so cool that you've been there! I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane! Thumbsup Greenfield Village really is a magical place. We're fortunate that our good friends buy season family passes each year.

I can't remember, where in Michigan did you say you lived?
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:24 am

What wonderful pictures! Amy, you look so gorgeous! You always look like you completely fit in with the Victorian clothes. It looks like you had a lovely time - and I love the Mary Poppins shot! But yes, definitely next time extend the arm. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures! And I'm so glad that you got to go!
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:32 am

Thank you Savannah! Smiley Hug I had a feeling you'd enjoy those! Wink We really did have a wonderful time. I've been there so many times now but it just never gets old for me. Love And yes, it wasn't until I saw the 'Mary Poppins' shot that I thought, I should have extended my arm, and looked up a little. HeeHee Next time. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:43 am

Beautiful pictures, Amy! Thanks for posting them. So glad you had a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:21 am

Cool! Looks like a lot of fun!


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:43 am

Thank you Rob and Prairie Dweller! Smile I was telling Savananh I would probably dress like that every day if I could! greenS
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:09 pm

Amy wrote:
Joe, that is so cool that you've been there! I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane! Thumbsup Greenfield Village really is a magical place. We're fortunate that our good friends buy season family passes each year.

I can't remember, where in Michigan did you say you lived?

I was born in Dearborn! Raised in Madison Heights. I've lived in Royal Oak, Ferndale and Warren, all pretty close to each other.


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:50 pm

What a fun weekend Amy!!! I think I could've lived in that time era as well.... grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 pm

Joe wrote:
Amy wrote:
Joe, that is so cool that you've been there! I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane! Thumbsup Greenfield Village really is a magical place. We're fortunate that our good friends buy season family passes each year.

I can't remember, where in Michigan did you say you lived?

I was born in Dearborn! Raised in Madison Heights. I've lived in Royal Oak, Ferndale and Warren, all pretty close to each other.


Oh wow! You know, the funny thing is, you often hear that people that live right there or around there never have been to the village, or they rarely go. OhMy I guess that's true though wherever anyone lives...you never really know what's in your own backyard! And Joe, my brother in law lived in Royal Oak, while he was working at the Henry Ford Hospital. Nice area!

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What a fun weekend Amy!!! I think I could've lived in that time era as well.... grinsmiley

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***Chim Chim, Cheerie* Thumbsup greenS And yes, Rhonda, you totally could! Bill likes to tease me that I'd never have survived it, but that's ONLY because of what we know now. If we didn't know any better or any different, then you just do what you gotta do! yes
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:54 pm

I love these pictures! Thumbsup Thumbsup

That's a place I would love to visit and dress up for. It looks beautiful there. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:57 pm

Yeah, you know Carol, the last time Barbara and I did this we were alone and had tiny little cameras in our purses, so people just thought we worked there. And there was a photography class that day at the village (and it was a gorgeous fall day), and we were posing for pictures all day long! It was so funny! My cheeks literally hurt by day's end! This time, with the guys there, and Bill carrying around our big camera, we didn't look so 'authentic'...we definitely were tourists! LOL! But we still had a few people ask for pictures.

It really is beautiful...wish you lived closer, Carol! Wink Goodness knows there's a lot I'd love to see in your area, though! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Beautiful pictures!


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks Beckie! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:56 pm

Looks like you had a great time! Was it raining that day?


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:38 pm

We actually lucked out Alex....it was due to rain and thunderstorm, but it never did! It was cloudy, but all we got were a few sprinkles! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:51 pm

You looks awfully good in your Victorian clothes, Amy! It's easy to see you had had a nice time! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:53 pm

Hey! Do you have a Walnut Grove in Michigan? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:41 am

Thank you Vanesa. Smile



Vanesa wrote:
Hey! Do you have a Walnut Grove in Michigan? Smile

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Not that I know of. But there was a road within the village called Walnut Grove. Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:49 am

Great pictures. You look great in your attire.


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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:10 pm

Thank you Lori! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:03 am

I love greenfield village. I been here since childhood. One of my favorite historical museums. beautiful pictures. Where is the Walnut Grove sign? I don't think, I seen that sign. All the years, I been there. I'm hoping, I can go this spring or summer. (I have bring my wheelchair, cause that place is so big. Sometimes, I'll walk around. So, I won't be stiff.) Anyways, I pretend, I back in 1800's. I pick one of the houses, is mine. I have husband & kids. I thought about volunteer here. But, I lived so far away. Talking about it. I can't wait to go. I hope, we go this year. One year, we went there. In May. (few years ago) Their was tornado. So, we all went to the big gift shop. But, the tornado never landed. I wanted see the tornado. but they told us, stay away from the window. Blue

I love the fall colors. I know, this old post. Greenfield Village is my favorite place go to.




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PostSubject: Re: Greenfield Village   Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:14 pm

Just now seeing this Buttercup.....the "Walnut Grove" sign is on that road farthest in the back of the village. I think it's near the Robert Frost home. I hope you can go again soon too! I know I'll be back there very soon....we'll be going with friends to see the Titanic exhibit at the museum! Thumbsup

Gosh, I wouldn't want to be there during a tornado warning though! scared
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