Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Four Seasons of Fincastle

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I bid in the silent auction to win an item.

The item was a set of framed prints by Connie Marsh, who once lived in the town but does not now. They are pictures of various historical sites in Fincastle, one in each of the four seasons. It is titled The Four Seasons of Fincastle. In the late 1990s, when I was very involed in the organization, sales of this print were a big fundraiser for Historic Fincastle, Inc.

A silent auction, for those who may not know, involves writing down bids on a paper by the item. The last bid on the paper when time is called is the winner.

I did not start bidding until 7:15 p.m., and the auction was to end at 7:30 p.m.

It was an anxious 15 minutes for me for I was bidding against someone with a reputation that, if true, meant he could have written down any price and not blinked, whereas I was bidding in $5 increments.

However, I have always wanted this particular set of prints. I think it is quite beautiful and it reminds me of simpler times and a period in my life when I was working avidly to keep the historic nature of the Town of Fincastle foremost in people's minds. While it was not a particularly happy time in my life because of my mother's illness, it was a very busy and productive one.

This is a photo of the picture that I brought home. Yesterday we hung it in the hallway.


  1. Congratulations on having the winning bid! It's a lovely picture and the proceeds went to a good cause.

  2. It's very nicely framed. Bet it looks nice in your house too!


  3. So glad you got to bring it home. I really do like the prints.

  4. Those are very nice prints. Congratulations on winning the bid! You were clearly meant to have them.

  5. Oh, that is very nice! Congratulations on your prize!


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