Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Archive for February, 2013





I really enjoy early American history, so I was thrilled to be able to join my friend, CiCi, and her family to spend Christmas in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg is a 301 acre living history museum; a whole town of restored buildings dating back to the early 1700s, before the Revolutionary War.  In this town walked Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and the noble George Washington.  These great patriots, wise and courageous, led us on the journey to becoming Americans.



 Nearby is the first permanent English Settlement in the New World, Jamestown, settled in 1607 and led by the English soldier, Captain John Smith.  A fascinating character in Jamestown history is the Indian princess, Pocahontas.  I really like her.  Maybe its because when she traveled to visit England, they gave her the name Rebecca.  I like that name.

scan0015As Virginia grew, Williamsburg became its capital in 1699.  It was a thriving town.  The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776.  Later, in 1780, the State capital was moved upriver 40 miles to Richmond where it remains today.

1789 was the year that Virginia’s own George Washington became the first president of the United States of America. Truly a great man!  It was a fascinating privilege to visit the town so full of history.

Oh, one more historic town in that area completing America’s Historic Triangle is Yorktown.  Here the final victory of the Revolutionary War was won, when British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington.  Yes, this area is chock full of the history of the birth of our nation!


 After the trip, CiCi brought the photos over to Becky’s house and they made a huge mess scrapbooking them.  I like to see them try out lots of different colored papers, scissors, shapes and captions. CiCi is new to scrapbooking, but by the way she enjoyed herself, you would think she had been doing it all her life!  I’m going to show you some of their work in the slideshow below.







Its a cozy place to be here in CiCi’s pocket.  She is a good friend to have and I thank her for letting me go along to see Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg!