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Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 2017

My Fredricksbud declined my offer to bring him an Official City of Roanoke, Virginia, commemorative mug.  (You’d figure those things would be in higher demand.)  So I brought him a … fidget spinner!!!  There it is, below … fidgety-spinning, I guess.  All jokes aside?  The allure of these (surprisingly pricey) fad toys is entirely lost on me.  That thing entertained me for less than two minutes.  (And it is generally agreed upon that I have the mind of a child.)




Falmouth Bridge heading west into downtown.



George Street looking north to Caroline Street.



Caroline Street.  I must say that the entire town looks far better than when I last spent a lot of time here in 1995.  There are more and better stores, and the downtown area even looks better maintained.  Of course, the mid-1990’s economy wasn’t doing so well.

Pictured below is Goolrick’s Drugs.





The reopened Sammy T’s!


Looking west up Hanover Street from Caroline Street.


At Benny Vitali’s on Caroline Street.  The pizzas and individual slices there are twice the normal size.  It seems like a decent marketing device; how many Mary Washington College students wouldn’t want to order a giant pizza?  The pizza is cheap and damned good too.



A mural on Sophia Street.




The corner of William Street and Princess Anne Street, heading west.



The Confederate Cemetery (and Fredericksburg City Cemetery) as seen from Washington Avenue.  My apologies for including this — for some reason, I’ve always really liked speeding car shots.




Sammy T’s in Fredericksburg is reopening!!

See Lindley Estes’ article yesterday in The Free Lance-Star!!

My alums and I have our road trip planned!  Have you?


Well, Sammy T’s in Fredericksburg is closing …

See yesterday’s article in The Free Lance-Star linked below.

I do believe that all of the major Mary Washington College hangouts in the mid-1990’s are now gone … Unless I am mistaken, Spanky’s, The Irish Brigade and Mother’s Pub have all long since closed … I think not long after the Class of 1994 graduated.  (Correct me if I’m wrong — PLEASE.  It would make me feel better.)

It … just isn’t the same Fredericksburg any more.

What about that country bar on Princess Anne Street?  The one that was supposedly so rough — but fine to take your date on those “okay” nights when they had square dancing?  Was it “The San Antonio Rose?”  Or was it called “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” after the song?  Something like that?