1980- The year I married my very best friend in the world and the year that I moved to Smith Mountain Lake. Land given to us as a wedding gift from Dear Husbands parents to someday build our dream home on. For the first 7 years we lived there in a mobile home, saving, scrimping and dreaming.....
Smith Mountain Lake, which was started in 1960 and finally filled in 1966, is a man made lake consisting of over 500 miles of shoreline and bordering 3 counties. My own great-grandparents farm was sold to make way for the lake. My Great Aunt remembers standing and watching the lake fill up over where their house was and watching the watermelons float down the river. Many, many peoples farms were taken for this development. The lake was certainly bittersweet for many.
AEP owns the lake and the dam is used for electricity to all the surrounding counties.
As for me and my beloved, we finally built that dream house in 1987. It's the white one in the middle of the field. That used to be a cow pasture! We have now bought all the land from his mom that goes all the way to the shoreline. Maybe one day we will build a smaller home closer to the shore.
Lot's of fishing, swimming, boating, and skiing go on around our house in the summer and that is what I tried to capture with my Hometown Tag swap hosted by Tammy.
Fun in the Sun!
They have been mailed today! Can't wait to see everyone else's tags! I love tag swaps!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I ended up in urgent care with another migraine. I am now on steroids to see if they can be stopped long enough to get on another preventive plan. I have a Dr. appointment today. Please say a little prayer that something will be found to keep these migraines away! It's hard to stay positive when nothing seems to be working, but I know God has a plan and we will figure it out!