Annual Christmas Tour

“Annual Christmas Tour” – a report from the Marshall County Historical Museum (text as printed in The South Reporter on November 7, 2013) I meant to go, but I missed it. Then I missed the one after that, and the one following. Somehow, it’s easier to miss events in your hometown than it is to catch them elsewhere. “We’ll go next year.”­­­­­ In my 11 years of living in San Francisco, my cousin and I said that about the “Ghost Tour” there. Every night that we walked by the Queen Anne Hotel, we saw the glimmer of a lantern, and a bearded host with a top hat. Not to mention the twenty or so tourists wandering the street for a better photo of the ‘spirits’. We called them a nuisance for blocking the sidewalk, but truthfully, we were just envious. Here we lived, and we were missing out. We never took the tour. My cousin moved out of the city, and, not long after, so did I. When I moved back to Holly Springs, I wanted to make it up to myself. I asked about touring the town’s historical homes, but, with great disappointment, the only answer I received was […]