Saturday, September 29, 2018

Reflection in the Tulpehocken

Weekend Reflections

The Tulpehocken Creek reflects the old Gring's Mill in Berks County, PA. 

And downstream a heron stands watch. 

Other than being a public park today, 
I can't find much information about the history of the mill except that
 there was a murder/suicide here in 1875. 

That story says a mother and her three children, 
in response to her husband's roving eye, 
jumped into the nearby canal and drowned. 

The water does rush crazy strong through the canal lock.  
It is mesmerizing to watch it flow 
but a heartbreaking story to reflect upon. 

Gring's Mill
is located in Berks County at 
2083 Tulpehocken Rd, Reading, PA 19610


Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful pictures, tragic story. I love the great blue heron, they always stand so still.

Tamar SB said...

What a sad story, but beautiful sights.

Jim said...

I love old building near the water shots. Forlorn, but builds an appetite for the imagination and stories.

James said...

I'm going to miss those old mills in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Jim said...

My Beagle dog. Adi, and I were a registered Pet Therapy Team. We visited assisted lving homes, Alzheimers residents, and helped children read. Adi died in 2012. She has been on my blog many times.

Sarah Huizenga said...

It is crazy to think about murder-suicides back in the 1800's. What a great place to wander though.

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