Growing The Growers Filming Trip 2010

Diary with pictures of our trip to the USA and England to meet with people that have successfully encouraged more people to garden and farm organically

Monday, August 30, 2010

The White Post

Greenwood, Mathew and Winkie's delightful small farm is located on the outskirts of White Post, Virginia. White post Virginia is a charming little rural town and not surprisingly in the middle of one of the cross roads in the town there is a large white post.

Recently a man from out of town driving an SUV collided with the white post. The state trouper was sent for and when he arrived the lady from one of the adjoining houses came out. The trouper appeared to the lady to be at least 19 years of age and the man in the SUV demanded "who put that white post in the middle of a cross road?" The lady responded "George Washington put it there". "And where does he live?" says the state trouper. "Oh he lives at Mount Vernon" says the lady!

 So much for modern American's understanding of their history.

Even Australians know that George Washington, who was America's first president lived at Mount Vernon.

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