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I.W.P. Buchanan House - Lebanon, TN by Brent Moore
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This home is stop #10 on the Historic Lebanon Driving tour. Here is the text from that brochure: 428 W. Main St. The Queen- Anne style Victorian house built by I.W.P. Buchanan is a George Barber design. 

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Raintree County directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1956. Photo by Bob Willoughby. 

Caffeine Challenge #12-- done!

You can read mine below or here (X)! This one is yet another WIP lol. Good job everyone who participated, I can’t wait to read yours!

I’m on a bus before I know it, my sister’s voice still ringing in my ears.

“Mom’s dead. They’re calling in a new Sheriff.”

It’s been years since I’ve been home, but I know what that means. There’ll be blood in our county before the month’s up and, with Sis pregnant with her second, that’s something Abbey’s can’t afford.

So I break the promise I made when I was sixteen and I come home. Mom’s not around to care though, so it’s hardly like there was much of a promise to break anyway.

Judging by Orisa’s face, she doesn’t agree.

“I told you not to come,” she says when I jump off the bus. She’s got a toddler by the hand and her belly is swollen with another child. For all that, she’s still got a whole belt of stakes slung over her shoulder.

“You’re expecting trouble,” I say, chin jerking to the wood. “I had to.” I drop my bag at my feet and squat down with a friendly smile. “Ara? Is that you? But, it can’t be, you’re so big!”

The little girl, hair the color of sunlight, ducks behind her mother’s legs, amber eyes distrustful.

“I saw you when you were a baby,” I say to the little girl. She’s got her mama’s freckles, only a shade darker than her brown skin. She’s beautiful. “I’m not surprised you don’t remember me.”

“The locals certainly remember you,” Orisa tells me. “What are you thinking, Mable, coming back now?”

I exhale through my nose and stand. “I’m thinking that we’re in Sheriff-less territory and you’re the late lady’s daughter, Orisa. That’s what I’m thinking.”

“They like me here,” Orisa says, white teeth flashing. “You coming back is only going to stoke the fires, Mable. You know that.”

I keep my smile pleasant, aware of Ara’s eyes on me. “The fires are already stoked, Orisa. You should know that.”

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Ehrlich-Immendorf House, 1898 by Black.Doll
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“This home contains mantels and doors that were saved when the first home built on the lot burned. The dining room is large enough to seat 50 people.” “H.B. Ehrlich was the first president of Citizens Bank and Trust Company and was associated with general merchandise and the lumber business. ”


John Steinbeck’s Home by Larry Syverson
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Author John Steinbeck’s birthplace and boyhood home is in downtown Salinas, California. The Queen Anne style Victorian house was built in 1897. It is now a museum and restaurant.
Gun Shell Casing Mirror, Cowboy Style Decor, County Decor, Star Mirror, Country Living, July 4, Independence Day Decor, Gun Shell Casings
Cowgirl Up! This mirror is made with gun shell casings! The wooden base is painted in Autumn Sunset (a mix of red and orange). The piece is a 10 x 10 square. The mirror portion of the piece is 4 x 4. The mirror is ready to hang in your home! If you love country life this piece is for you