Don’t you think so? Postcards from PA.
For those of you new to this blog or my other blog Garden Walk Garden Talk, I am originally from Pennsylvania, not far from where these images were taken.
I like where I am from because of the history and architecture in Eastern PA. On GWGT, I have many images from this area. The photos with the barn are of Gring’s Mill.
Not everything is better on a cloud-filled day
Speaking of history, you would never guess that a gruesome murder happened in 1875 near here, the spot can be seen from walking the towpath. Now it is just an unassuming gap in the brush, looking much like the rest of the former Union Canal bed.
Upset over her husband’s infidelity, a woman killed her three children and herself pregnant with the fourth child by throwing them all in the water one beautiful Spring day. Walking along the towpath with her children, she filled up a picnic basket with rocks. She tied the basket to her waist and collected stones until it was full. The kid’s must have thought they were going for a quiet picnic. She gathered the kid’s in her arms and jumped into the fast-moving water. Only she was weighed down by the rocks. The children drowned as well though. Distraught over her husband’s infidelity, she couldn’t bear the thought of another woman raising her children, so she brought her children along to her suicide.
If you ever visit this park, you may one day see the ghosts of three children, Mollie, Lillie and Philip Bissinger dressed in their homemade attire, gathering stones beside you.