It was Wendy’s Idea

Wendy says it was my idea.  I’m sure it was hers.

Well, anyway, I guess I should introduce myself.  I am her ER doc friend, Elizabeth, and I live in a fabulous, mid 20th century house in a suburb of Big Stone Gap (aka a rural area of Lee County).  So, Wendy occasionally does writing workshops.  And ONE of us suggested that my place would be IDEAL for such an activity. *coughWendycough*

JaneJetsonWhen we moved into this house, the woman who built it had just died and her children were selling it.  Some things had been redecorated, but mostly not.  It still had the original drapes in the living room, the original flocked wallpaper in the entry hall.  It has a white bath, a pink bath and a green half-bath.  It has steel cabinets in the kitchen.  It has a ceiling light in the breakfast area that looks to me like something Jane Jetson would wear on her head!

It is surrounded by several hundred acres of cow pasture and hayfields.  There is a small community behind my 5 acres, with modest homes and double wide trailers, whose inhabitants come out of the woodwork on their ATVs with the first hint of pretty weather. (Our road is gravel, so not much actual traffic!)frontyard

The garden was started by Frona, 60 years ago.  She planned the layout and planted the perennials.  Every year is a journey of discovery with new flowers that must have been dormant in the previous years and with the plants I have added.


So, if you are interested in writing, Wendy is ready to mentor you at this workshop.  There are beds and sofas for you to sleep on and we are excited about sharing our little corner of Eden with you.

You can contact us through the Tales of the Lonesome Pine Bookstore Facebook page for more information.  You can see pictures of my place on my Facebook page, Elizabeth Cooperstein, in Big Stone Gap, VA.



Filed under small town USA, Uncategorized, VA

6 responses to “It was Wendy’s Idea

  1. Anne

    I Love the hat…..

  2. I just had to tell you that years ago we bought a lovely 16 room Victorian in a small Ohio town. Not much updating had been done, thank goodness, so all of the impressive woodwork, long (albeit drafty) windows, and charming nooks and crannies remained. However, one of the updates was the chandelier in the dining room: it looked EXACTLY like the lighting fixture pictured here! I laughed out loud when I read your post, and just had to share my story with you . . .

  3. Love you, E! Jane Jetson should be so lucky as to have hat a like that. ❤

  4. I’d like to think I’m the homesteader Wendy…at least I perceived that she is I, or me or..oh…whomever! lol..I live in New York and have found a lot of joy and fun with my fellow Wendys. Someday I’ll meet all of the Wendys in person….we are an interesting bunch of ladies!

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