All that’s left of the Valley House Inn of Orleans, VT (built in 1833) is this piece of charred clapboard siding I collected after it burned down in 1998.
The Valley House Inn is where I met My Beloved Sandra on JULY 3rd, 1991. I remember everything about that night, including her first words to me, which I will not disclose here because she claims I’m making them up. The fact is, she doesn’t recall her first words to me and is therefore in no position to effectively dispute my version.
Tomorrow we’ll celebrate our “1st-Date-iversary“. It’s a big deal. Most towns around here honor the event with massive fireworks displays.