Another Radford Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Spring life at Wildwood Park


 

My Artwork

 

nearpandapascopyrighNear Pandapas    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting  $2425.00

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Near Pandapas is another beautiful section of the woods near the pond in Gile County.  When I was a kid I spent much of my time in the woods or at creeks and I especially liked to pull on vines like the one you see here.

 

homechristiansburgcopyrightHome in Christiansburg    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This is a home in Christiansburg that caught my eye every time I passed it so I decided to make a painting of it and the field next to it.

 

Radford New River Ghost Story

 

I am amazed at the number of ghost stories in The New River Valley.  I am a very skeptical person and don’t believe in mediums or psychics but I do enjoy reading about these various sitings and what people report to be supernatural events.

Here is another Radford City one.

 

In the Online Ghosts of America a Radford resident reported seeing a man walk out to the middle of the lower section of  the New River Trestle in Radford but before he hit the water, he vanished.  There was no splash and the viewer thought it was a trick of the eye but he has found others that saw the same thing.  He would like to know if there was a suicide off this bridge that is being repeated in spirit form.

 

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

 

I have been painting in oils since I was twelve and I couldn’t imagine my world without paint.   Winston Churchill once said something similar about how he couldn’t imagine a world without paint.

Even though I live to paint, I haven’t met the medium that I don’t like and my portfolio has a wide selection of different ones.

A year ago I decided to add photography to my lost list of mediums and my husband has assisted me in photographing wild flowers in the local parks.

Saturday I photographed the first floral signs of Spring at Wildwood Park.  While we were there, a friend showed up and found a ring neck  snake.  I have always been fascinated by snakes so I took some pictures for my blog. Here is the best one.raysnakebig

Christiansburg Ghost Story Near The Blue Ridge Parkway and I use Signs now…


My Artwork

house11copyrightHouse on Route 11  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Route 11 is the road I take to Christiansburg, VA.  I loved this house and decided to make a painting of it.  It was sold in Roanoke at Studios on The Square.

 

 

Christiansburg Virginia Ghost Story  

This is a Ghost Story that has been around for more than a century. Mary Snead, Caroline Martin, and Virginia Wardlaw were educators that ran the Old Montgomery Female Academy.

The old building is gone. It is now The Old Christiansburg Middle School and currently houses Blacksburg Middle School students.

The women were notorious for killing off relatives for insurance money.  They were never convicted of a crime until they left and moved to New Jersey in 1909. When they went to New Jersey they had a $20,00 insurance policy on Ocie Snead. The three women would pay for the suspicious drowning of Ocie.

Caroline was convicted and died later in a state mental institution.

Mary Snead pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Virginia Wardlaw starved herself to death before a judge could make a ruling. Her body is in an un-marked grave in Christiansburg.

 

Some people say the Snead Sisters, or The Sisters in Black still live in the halls of this local school.

I found this ghost story on the online WDBJ7.com articles collections

thecrossingcopyrightThe Crossing  Original 25″x 30″    Acrylic painting    $1830.00

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This is a painting I did from a photograph of a man and his daughter crossing The New River from Bisset Park.  I changed the way they looked to protect their privacy.  I just thought this would make a nice genre painting.

Life with The Word and Bird Man

I have always been careful to the point of being uptight about schedules and my husband is the same way.  We are both usually early to any kind of meeting.  It is much easier to be early than on time.  He has some choice words about people that are late.  He has a descriptive word for someone that is five minutes late, another one for ten, and a very colorful one for someone that is twenty minutes late.

I never thought I would forget an appointment until about a year ago when I thought about the appointment in the morning and then forgot about it in the afternoon!  I was mortified so now I actually post a sign that hangs down from the door frame to my kitchen so I won’t forget.

Age really does change a person.  This morning I had to be reminded by my husband to put the sign up!  Yikes! What next?