Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The Rivah"

"The rivah."  That's what mid-Atlantic easterners call any local body of water that is not the ocean.  (If you can't deciper Tidewater-ese, that's "the river.)
My Mom's family has lived in the small county of Mathews, Virginia for generations.  Located on the Mobjack Bay, memories and stories from there often revolve around water.


My aunt lives there still.  This weekend  I went down there and spent a night with her.



We always seem to have lots of laughs together, and I usually come home with a family  story or two.


The courthouse town there is quaint and has somehow managed to not destroy the things that make it so.

This will probably be my last visit to Mathews until the Spring. 



The place will be on my mind often, though.

7 comments:

LDH said...

I can see why this place will stay on your mind ~ it is a beautiful place. And, your photos are gorgeous. So clear and crisp. Nice!

Rhubarb said...

I love your photos... makes me want to hop on a plane and experience east coast USA on the cusp between fall and winter! We're heading into summer and as I'm in the sub-tropics spring and autumn are merely a couple of weeks of too-ing and fro-ing as winter and summer fight it out. Mathews County looks beautiful; I hope this trip sustains you until next year. Sara x

Patricia said...

Jan, it's beautiful, and your photos capture a very peaceful weekend. Any good eats there?

Snippety Gibbet said...

Good eats? Oh heavens yes. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab fixed "every whicha way"...all sorts of seafood....fixed "every whicha way" as well. Mmmmmmm....

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Mathews is a pretty place to live and to visit. Glad you got to visit with your aunt.

Julie said...

What a great place to have family and you can go back and visit for a spell here and there! Looks like a lovely, sleepy, quiet, dreamy place!!!

jackie said...

i love these pictures. reminds me so much of my summers and trips to smith island. the crab pots and buoys, the crab cakes - yum yum. In fact my relatives sent some crab meat to my parents and we get to partake over Thanksgiving. God love those crustaceans!!