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Friday, October 29, 2010

Good News! and Some Pretty Pictures

Thank you for your kind wishes and prayers for my father. 
He is coming home from the hospital today; crisis averted.

And that's always the best crisis - the one that doesn't occur.

So since I'll be heading out soon to spring him from the clink, I'm just going to share some pictures Howard took last spring at the East Jersey Olde Towne Village.  If you are ever cruising through Piscataway on River Road, you should stop in.  And after seeing these pictures, you probably will.


Olde Towne is a collection of, well, old New Jersey houses, representing a couple of hundred years of local architecture.  It's a lovely small grouping, very peaceful, and a great place to stop and have your egg salad sandwich and coffee when you are too early for your afternoon visit with your daughter at a nearby school.  

This is my favorite house:

 But there's something wonderful about all the structures.


 Olde Towne is one of those well-kept museum secrets;
even most New Jerseyans don't know it lurks behind the hedges along River Road.

Go visit if you have a chance.
You may find me on a park bench, having that egg salad sandwich.

You'll have to bring your own.

Have a lovely weekend!  -- Cass


  1. It looks so charming Cass! I've been trying to think of a place for hubby to drive me this weekend, just to get me out of the house, and that looks perfect, especially this time of year. Glad to hear your father is okay.

  2. My husband's family is from New Jersey and I don't believe he knows about this historic spot. When we go to New Jersey we will have to check this spot out with our daughter it is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such a historically beautiful area!

  3. You're right - I never knew it was there, although I've visited Piscataway a number of times, as I had a cousin living there. I love those old buildings with their colourful or gleaming white clapboard.

  4. This is lovely, Cass. Thank you for sharing it with us...unlike your sandwhich. ;)

    Sorry I missed reading about your dad. I didn't know but am certainly glad to hear he is well. Blessings your way!

  5. Cass, So glad your springing Pops! Yes, a crisis averted is the best kind :)
    I love this village. Reminds me of Henry Ford Museum and village!

    I am having a giveaway. C'mon on over!
    xo, misha

  6. Hi Cass,
    Glad to hear about your dad! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics! I would love to visit this historic little village, but alas, it's too far for this Georgia girl:0( Sooo, I'll enjoy through your blog!!

  7. Cass,
    Great news about your dad!
    These homes are so lovely. Peaceful, serene, beautiful reminders of a simpler time.

  8. Thanks. What a beautiful place.

  9. Great news to hear your dad is getting out of the hospital.
    Beautiful area. At first I thought it was Williamsburg. ~ Sarah

  10. So happy to hear about your dad!

    Beautiful homes. I can imagine living there!


  11. Get your dad out of the clink! Great looking place to visit!

  12. So glad to hear things are going well with your Father!
    Thanks for sharing the tour of those wonderful old homes.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  13. What a great place to visit. The brown barn behind that red shingled house it gorgeous. Well, they all are, but I like that one in particular.

  14. Cass- That is a fantastic place! I would love to visit it! How wonderful to have all that history preserved and in one spot.

    I am glad your Dad is doing okay and is coming home. It is always hard for us to see our parents weakening as they age. Hugs- Diana

  15. So glad to hear that your Dad is doing much better.

    Take it easy my friend!


  16. Cass, great news about your Dad, thank goodness. Loved the tour of the beautiful homes. So nice they are being preserved. I'd love to see them someday.

  17. Hi, I just became a follower, and I want to live in Old Town! Great pictures, wonderful village. We live in an 1847 house in TN and we get some of those that old house comments too. Yours is just gorgeous! Enjoyed your blog. carrell

  18. Reminds me somehow of Shaker Village in Kentucky.
    Mama Bear

  19. Glad to hear you are going to spring him.
    Those buildings are fabulous. I can feel the history. The old brown barn/garage is my favorite.

  20. being just one more follower I'm sure you have heard it a zillion times...but...I must say (for my one moment in time) your house is more than just "That Old House"..more like WOW..that is one 'NICE OLD HOME'..

  21. Glad he is doing better. Great pictures, I don't know much about New Jersey.

  22. OMG! Having had a daughter who did her undergradute degree at Rutgers in the late 80's I spent many hours along that route. The history is incredible and the memories are cherished. You continue to delite me with your posts with memories of my own. Wish I could be back there this week. I was in NJ last week to see the spectacular Fall Foilage. Never got to buy apples but I did get some fabulas sausage in Wayne. Yum, yum with the fennel. And real spinach with all the curly leaves that no one in Florida has ever seen.
    Be back next Fall. Susan VH

  23. very nice pictures,lovely houses. Glad to hear that your dad is better.Catherine

  24. Cass,
    I've never been to this wonderful place. Thank you so much for all the lovely pictures. A friend of mine went to Williamsburg last week. I think I'd rather go here and it's so much closer. I'm excited just thinking about a trip...very soon. Thanks for a fabulous post.
    xo, Rosemary


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