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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Photos: Lucy v. Zehmer

Aab_10 It was a little over fifty years ago, a little after seven p.m. on a Saturday night before Christmas, that Welford Ordway Lucy pulled up at Ye Olde Virginnie Restaurant, Service Station, and Guest Cabins in McKenney, Virginia.  He pulled a half-full bottle of whiskey out of the glove box and went in to visit with Adrian Hardy Zehmer, the owner of Ye Olde Virginnie.

The rest, of course, is casebook legend.  Turns out that Ye Olde Virginnie is still there -- not a restaurant any more, but a home for disabled adults.  The Ferguson farm is still around, too.  I was out there in January, collecting pictures and details for an article.  You can find a number of the photographs over on the AALS Contracts Section Website, aalscontracts.com.  The photos are here.

[Frank Snyder]

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