I just remembered that I have agreed to post for Beverly's Pink Sat. at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
automatically so I had to add this to the post and since it is one of favorite pictures, I's like to link with Laurie too at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
I almost did not link for both memes because I have been so busy tending for my mother who just had a terrible accident but thank God, she is doing well.Thanks, Beverly and Laurie, for hosting these memes.
What I am sharing is an oil painting I got from Ebay of a cottage with pink flowers in the front. I am envisioning my future painting studio when I look at the cottage. Also next to the picture is a pitcher with pink flowers. I love both items that's why I have them in our home office where I can see them all the time.
I am still pretty shaken from my mom's accident and been really busy taking care of her but I did not post for Sightseeing Saturday last week because of AJ's birthday post and I do not want to miss another one today.
I thought I would just post something really historical. I live in a very historical place and I want to share some of what I have learned since we moved here.
This post will make me emotional for sure because when I visited the site, my chest felt so heavy and I felt really bad imagining what had occurred on this location in the past called The Forks of the Road. Natchez was the second largest enslavement market before the civil war and trading was mostly done here although some trading was also done in some other parts of the city.
It is not too far from downtown and it is not a big area but so much can be learned by reading and looking at the pictures posted in this place.
The pictures will tell the story.
There's really nothing much to see at this "Forks of the Road" anymore except for historical signs and photos but the most interesting thing is the presence of the actual chains that were used, so be sure to look at the last photos. I was having goosebumps looking at them and I felt so sorry for the people who were chained and traded.
These are the actual chains that were used on the slaves.