Walker's not with us because he's just not ready to go out for walks yet. We're not sure that he will ever be able to go, but we're not going to count him out just yet. He stayed home with Tim. Here's a photo of him I took Sunday - just so he doesn't feel left out:
On our neighborhood walk:
|Here we are in the Woodruff House gazebo atop Coleman Hill.|
|Those Brindle Kids minus Walker on the front porch of the Woodruff House.|
During his occupation of Macon in 1865, Union Gen. James Wilson resided here, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family were entertained here in 1887.
The home was later purchased by Robert Woodruff, president of the Coca Cola Company from 1923 until 1954. With his enormous Coke fortune, he was a major philanthropist and many educational and cultural landmarks in Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, bear his name. Today the home is owned by Mercer University."
People say the Woodruff House is haunted by the ghost of Colonel Bond who was murdered at the age of 44 by his former plantation foreman.
|Maggie and Truly in the Woodruff House camellia garden.|
|The most favorite walk activity, smelling.|
The Woodruff House sits on the north side of Coleman Hill. Right next door to it, on the south side of Coleman Hill, sits Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. The building is an oversized reproduction of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. Mercer purchased the building when the insurance company went out of business years ago. People say the law school building is haunted by the ghost of a failed law student who jumped to his death from the top of the clock tower.
|Those Brindle Kids on the law school lawn.|
|On one of the law school patios.|
You should see the inside of this house. Absolutely gorgeous! Bonnie Brae's elderly owner recently died. Several months later her family held an open house. The home has fallen to some disrepair but the original craftsmanship is stunning. Word on the street is that Mercer University will buy and renovate it for use as the home of the university president. I dearly hope so. Most usually, a place like this is divided into apartments. Yuck.
People say Bonnie Brae is haunted by the ghosts of people who died in the basement hospital during the Civil War.
More of our walking tour of the neighborhood later. Are you noticing a "ghostly" theme? I've learned that nearly everything around here is "haunted." In fact, one of our neighborhood association's biggest fundraisers is the annual Ghost Tour at Halloween. People loved to be scared!
Tim says Walker behaved as if he really wanted to go with us. He wants to put Walker's harness on, hook a leash to the harness, then put another leash on his martingale, and take him with us. Just for a short walk. That would be o.k. as long as we walk him in a large fenced area - maybe the ballpark with its 9' fence. We'll see . . .