We celebrated Joyce’s birthday at Shakertown yesterday (Monday). This is a special “refurbished” community about 9 miles from our house. The attached pictures will give you a visual experience of what it is like. People come from all over the country to visit. Some stay overnight, some eat in the dining room, and others walk around the grounds or through the buildings. It was a foggy morning but the sun broke through in places. Very special.
While the theology of the Shakers is off the mark, they must be appreciated for the community and agricultural life they created in their villages in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Kentucky. Look at www.shakervillageky.org for more descriptive details.
By the time you read this we will be zooming down the highway on our way to upstate New York.