Home will have history, character

Continued from page 13 "We buy these at antique ales," he said, using a bench atchet - similar to a broad xe, but smaller - to reshape wooden peg. "We have to id against people who want o hang these things on their walls." Guiding them are tool marks left by the people who first built the barn. "You can see the marks of the builder forever," Margetson said. "It's a legacy from someone." He gripped a large 24-centimetre beam. "People just like to put their hands on them," he said. "It's character." "It's history," said Koning. LUKE HENDRY QMI Agency The marks left by builders more than a century ago remain obvious on the beams and still serve as guides in the reconstruction. Joanne Courneya-FitzRoy County Weekly News A former Wellington Bed and Breakfast host has just released her fi rst book. Elaine Small, with husband Richard Haeberlin, operated the historic Tara Hall for 15 years, selling the majestic County home in 2006. Th ey now reside in Belleville. Small began writing her memoir Priests in the Attic at Tara Hall, while working on a thesis for her Masters Degree. Th e book spans her life from infancy to the death of her second husband to cancer in 1983. Priests in the Attic belongs to the new genre of Life Writing which embraces biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, blogs, and so forth. As such, Life Writing offers a variety of innovative reading strategies that examine how the nebulous forces of memory, language and reverie combine to enhance the documentation of factual and emotional truth. Priests in the Attic, a memoir, is a unique example of Thursday, September 30, 2010 * County Weekly News 29

From Wellington B&B to Memoir

Joanne Courneya-FitzRoy County Weekly News Elaine Small recently launched her fi rst book, Priests in the Attic, which she began writing at Tara Hall in Wellington. She and her husband operated Tara as a Bed and Breakfast for 15 years, selling the property in 2006. The memoir is available at Books and Company, Picton. this new literary approach to the genre of autobiography. "The Ukranian Orthodox Church of Canada's (UOCC) manse (my child- hood home) was a grand spacious mansion similar to Tara hall, and, in retrospect it is why I was so attracted to Tara Hall," said Small. Continued on page 35

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