A recent visit to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates
in Ft. Myers Florida
was a chance to look back into history
about the time that my mom and dad were born - 1916
These beautiful estates with wide porches and immaculate gardens
felt like an oasis from the busy city streets all around them.
We peeked into the windows and listened to the walking audio tutorial
as we wondered around the grounds and gardens.
|That's us peeking into the Ford family's Dining Room! Cuppa tea anyone?|
The farmer was intrigued by the brilliant inventions of these two men
and stopped to read all the information boards and watch the videos and studies.
I was more interested, it seemed, peeking into the bedrooms with the quilts and antique furnishings.
My favourite one, "Tree of Life"
So beautiful in the red and white fabrics!
|Another favourite - Red and White Four Hearts Quilt!!!|
It was such a lovely day to stroll through some amazing history.
So glad we went.
|Me and Mina Miller Edison - she hailed from Akron, Ohio (Menno roots perhaps lol?)|
If you ever get the chance, you should see this great museum.
Until next time ....... enjoying some sun and fun.