|Bringing Back Holleywood
For the first time since I was a child, Memorial Day is memorable, for me. A parade in Salisbury is followed by hundreds of trailing citizens who gather in the cemetery for band music, readings, gun salutes, taps and a remarkably flawless recitation (by heart!) of The Gettysburg Address by cub scout in uniform Caleb May.
Part of the joy of buying a place in Salisbury is taking part in the local fun. The annual Ice Carving competition was this weekend, and we admired sculptors' impressive flights of fancy. Then, we wandered over to watch the 86-year old Ski Jumping Championship which attracted Junior Olympic hopefuls from as far away as Park City, Utah. The town calendar is full of annual events like these to encourage real life interactions and help sustain a community in the non-virtual world.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.