New Friends. Old Cars

Sparta had the pleasure of hosting about 25 old Model A Fords and their proud owners this past weekend.  A number of historic houses were open for touring on Saturday, including 15 Elm Street, the home of Elm Street Gardens.  This house tour, sponsored by the Sparta Historical Society, was open to any who were interested as well as the Model A group who enhanced the Sparta streets with their old cars.

Robert and I enjoyed our various guests during the house tour that day and talking about the house we love as well as showing off the gardens. We also had the pleasure of being the location for dinner for the Model A touring group. 

As dinner time approached however, so did the afternoon thunderstorms and the rain made it impossible to set up on the lawn as originally planned for dinner.  We moved the rented tables and chairs to the dining room and the connecting front parlor and everyone fit in just fine.  We now know there is a way to seat 54 people for dinner in our house. 

We had a grand day.  And hope we get to do it again!

Suzy

 

The Model A Ford tour group begins to arrive in Sparta.

The Model A Ford tour group begins to arrive in Sparta.

On a wet evening Elm Street becomes lined with the old cars.

On a wet evening Elm Street becomes lined with the old cars.

Part of the line-up in front of our house.

Part of the line-up in front of our house.

There were a few of the cars parked by the side of the house and by the old cotton warehouse building where Sparta Mushrooms are raised. 

There were a few of the cars parked by the side of the house and by the old cotton warehouse building where Sparta Mushrooms are raised. 

  



15 Elm Street, Sparta, GA