on May 11, 2006
"The Birthplace" is a term used by Girl Scouts to refer to the house Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts, lived in. It’s a great place to visit whether you’re a Girl Scout or not. However, if you have or are in a Girl Scout troop, there are a few extras you can enjoy like the programs just a few feet away in a house across the courtyard. My troop took the Fashion, Fabric, and Frills workshop and it was so much fun. Our great workshop leader, Diane, made it a hundred times better! We learned about fashions in every decade, got to see antique clothing of Juliette’s time, and even put on corsets and hoop skirts.Later, we got into Victorian-like dresses and had a ‘proper’ southern Victorian dinner with a host, guest of honor, and really good food. We learned about the parlor games the women played after dinner while the men smoked their pipes. One was called ‘poor pussy’ which is pretty funny to a bunch of 16-year-old girls.Anyway, we got to go back into Juliette’s house alone after the exhibit closed to take pictures. Afterwards we were told the tale, which we had obviously forgotten or else we would not have gone in there, about how Juliette’s parents haunt the house. We looked at the pictures on our digitals and sure enough there were creepy orbs in almost all our pictures. However, Willy and Nellie had an amazing marriage and happy life, so they haunt in peace.Before you leave Savannah, be sure to stop outside the house again to say goodbye, or it’s said that the orbs will follow you home. I assure you I said thank you and goodbye to Willy and Nellie numerous times.I really encourage everyone to learn more about Juliette; she was an awesome person and her life was very interesting. If you have a little girl definitely get her involved with a good Girl Scout troop. She’ll make friends and learn tons of things; I promise.
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