- Aug 6, 2004Tim,
Sorry I did not check my spelling. I know Burkittsville is spelled with an
"eye" but my fingers were too fast for my eyes. Sharpsburg is the same with
the "born here" versus the "outsiders" of which I am an outsider too. The
conflicts I had when I first moved in have settled down since I have been in
town for 16 years and recognized as not wanting what is usually ascribed to
what outsiders want (big grocery stores, shooping malls, movie theaters,
etc...). Now those that wouldn't speak to me now say hello and converse. If
you do enough time I suspect you gain some measure of acceptance.
Interestingly, one gent who was born just outside of town, and has a
recognized historic name in the area was always considered an outsider
because he was not born in town. And it always galled him to the end of his
life when asked about it.
Tim, what is Bovril? And, when did the Living History/Re-enactment get
cancelled? I tmust have just happened as I was checking their website just a
couple of weeks ago.
I too like the small town life with the exception of Route 34 is a good deal
busier traffic wise than the roads through Burkittsville or Keedysville
since it was bypassed by present day Rt 34. But I see changes in the wind
coming down the pike literally and figuratively.
Burkittsville and the myth of the Blair Witch. Ah, a good myth dies hard
even when its perpetrated by Hollywood. Sort of like our Slave Block in town
which really isn't despite the historic marker on it.