April 9, 1865 -- Appomattox, the Civil War Ended at the McLean House

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 1st Olympic
Today marks the 143rd anniversary of Lee and Grant signing documents that ended the Civil War in the sleepy little Southern town of Appomattox in the McLean House nestled in the village.  Sorry I didn't include a photo (been too busy trying to keep clients happy).  Now, why would I blog about this?  Well, I am from Appomattox and guess where my first job was -- I was a tour guide at the McLEAN HOUSE!!!  (That probably started my fascination with homes and explains why I love this crazy business we're in).  That's right, I had an aunt who worked as one of the administrators there, they needed another seasonal tour guide, and she thought I would be perfect.  And I loved it!  I was amazed at how many people would come from all over the world and sign our little registers just to experience this bit of American history.  Some of the nicest people you could ever meet.  It was a privilege, really, the pay was low (almost volunteer), but the experience was awesome.  No, I don't live in Appomattox anymore.  I now live in Forest, VA west of Appomattox (a few miles from Poplar Forest, you know, Thomas Jefferson's summer home).  Wow, I guess I do have a fascination with HOMES!  Look me up if you're ever in the central Virginia area, and SEND ME YOUR PEOPLE, I mean your relocating clients!  Posted By: Nadine Blakely, Lynchburg, VA, RE/MAX 1st Olympic

Comments (4)

Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Nadine, Something else I didn't know about you! That is so cool- you are such a people person, I'm sure you were a great tour guide~!

Apr 09, 2008 06:35 AM

thats cool

May 12, 2008 05:56 AM

this story is cool

May 12, 2008 01:26 PM

i love this story so much because i wrote it

May 14, 2008 03:38 AM