This afternoon I had the privilege of having another visit from Anna Morrison Jackson. Well, not exactly. And I wasn’t hallucinating. Nora Brooks has two alter-egos. One is Mildred Childe Lee, a daughter of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The other is Anna, the widow of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum in Mt. Pleasant, NC, hosted Nora Brooks this afternoon as she did her famous portrayal of Anna Morrison Jackson. One minute she is Nora, but in the blink of an eye she takes on the persona of Anna Jackson. As usual, the audience members were spellbound by Nora’s superb performance. I’ve seen it several times, but I never tire of it. Anna shares different facts and memories each time she comes for a visit.
It was a relaxing way to spend a hot summer Sunday afternoon.
I found the mountain dulcimer tablature for “Ashokan Farewell” online a couple of days ago, so I am happy as a clam. I love that haunting melody, but couldn’t remember the name of it. So many songs to learn… so little time.