Tour of Germantown Colony

        November 11, 2005


L-R, Richard Grigsby, Class of 1954, Mary Pratt Littlepage and Roy G. Baggett Class of 1955, Betty Grigsby, wife of Richard

in the wine sweater and slacks, Carolyn Sale McDaniel, Class of 1954 in the white jacket, Mary & Dr. Steve Kirkikis Class of 1953,

Sandra Richardson Walsh in the white sweater, Class of 1958, Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, Class of 1955 and her daughter,

Donna Moffett, Class of 77. (Not pictured LeVerne and Billy Kidd)

Jim Gritzbaugh took the picture.

L-R, Richard Grigsby, Mary Littlepage, Betty Grigsby, Roy Baggett , Carolyn Sale McDaniel, Mary Kirkikis, Steve Kirkikis,

Sandra Richardson Walsh, Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, and Jim Gritzbaugh

Donna Gritzbaugh Moffett took the picture


The O'Bier Cottage was donated around 1982 by Tommie O'Bier after her husband died.  She was told it would be maintained & preserved. The  plans were to retstore the O'Bier home to be used for the duchess cottage that had burned so she agreed to let them have it on those terms.  

                           A NOTE FROM ART MILLER

Mom grew up in that old house with Uncle Tilon & Uncle Theron O'Bier.
Their Mom, Fannie, passed away when Mom,  Virtie Mae O'Bier (Miller),
was 4. Pa Pa pass on when I was 4 in 1954. Then that old house sat

Tommy O'Bier was married to Tilon, who was the post master of
Shongaloo. They lived down the road from the post office.

Tour Guide, Betty Grigsby with Dr. Steve and Mary Kirkikis

inside one of the cabins.

Billy Kidd standing in the doorway listening to tour guide Betty Grigsby

The Countess taught piano lessons while she was at the Colony.

                      Richard Grigsby is standing in the door of the cottage

                               Notice the handmade lock on the left door.

L-R-Sandra Richrdson Walsh, Dr. Steve Kirkikis & wife, Mary, and Carolyn Sale McDaniel

Back of Mark Kirkikis and Betty Grigsby

A few exiting events preceded the final tour of the cellar - such as finding rattle

snakes in the cellar and watching a panther emerge from under the house. Sorry

no more cellar tours!