Wednesday, October 19, 2005
This is Waylon and Carol Jenkins. Carol grew up in Chumuckla.com. Waylon grew up in Jay. When they visited last year we went to the Gifford Pinchot house in Milford, PA. This shot was taken at Dingman's falls just across the Delaware River from NJ. We try to convince people to come see us in NJ and that we live only a few miles from the Appalachian trail. But, few come. Maybe that will change since Waylon and Carol have survived several trips now and lived to tell about it. Actually, their home is in Kingsport, Tennessee. If you look at the Chumuckla blog, you'll see her uncle (my cousin) Colbert Campbell. Colbert keeps up with the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetary.
But close! When my cousins, Waylon and Carol Jenkins came up last summer and stayed a few days with us, we took them over to Milford, Pennsylvania to see the Gifford Pichot House - Grey Towers. Milford is just across the Delaware River from NJ - a little country town. Gifford created Central Park in New York City and later became the father of the National Forrest Service. He must have been pretty rich - the house is huge, but of course not as big as the Biltmore in North Carolina. I guess the Pinchot's were poor compared to the Vanderbilts. We have rich people in NJ who live in mansions like this but most of them are still alive. In the photo are Karen and Me and Alex. Alex is now up to the tops of my ears in height!