Saturday, May 2, 2009

I've been looking forward to our outing today for a while, now. We drove out to Millwood, Virginia to attend a small art show that takes place in a restored mill. My boss is old friends with a man named Roger who lives down the road from the mill with his wife, Snow. They have the most stunning piece of land that you can see glimpses of in these photos. They live in the beautiful white house that is behind our picnic and adjacent to their house is their own stone mill that has been restored. 

Roger made his living as a printer and over the years has gathered an impressive collection of antique presses and hordes of metal type. The image, above, is just one of the 100s (1,000s?) of drawers of typographic treasures. He stores all of this in the basement of the mill and hopes to convert the whole space into a small museum some day.

Roger (seated in the chair to the left of the group) and Snow are incredibly kind people and it's easy to see how fortunate they feel to have such a special home and how much joy they receive by sharing it with others. Our picnic on the lawn was wonderful. Good people and good food. What more could you ask for?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is really great! Good food, nice ambience and print-stuff! I´m crazy about anything from old printers ; ) Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.