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May 6, 2010

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burkes garden

alec meeks wife--berty, was my mothers sister!!! i remember jack, tom and lillian!!!, I spent many a day there on the old home place and when I was only four years old I pulled the tongue out of OLD HITLER, who was laying inside on a couch!!!, and there was a stone house down below the smokehouse, where uncle alex kept an animal!!! and I wandered there, and said daddy, come see the doggy!!! well guess what ?? it was not a dog, it was a bear!!!

john M johnston more than 1 year ago

marvin meek

Marvin is my 2nd cousin and we love to go see him every chance we get. Marvin has the best border collies that listen on simple camands like here and there. Even though he's aged a lot he's still going 110% all the time.

jaxson meek more than 2 years ago

Marvin Meek

In the 50s My family visited my great uncle (Ed McFarland) who lived in Burkes Garden. My father (James Hubert McFarland) and his sister (Grace) were both born in the Garden. Marvin at that tine was a young man in his 20s and with the help of three border collies ran some 2,000 sheep on the bald mountain just behind my uncle Ed's house. I remember one time when the chickens had got out that he instructed his dogs to round them up and put every one of them into the chicken house. My great aunt Delia just couldn't thank his enough. I revisited Marven about 10 years ago and we swapped many stories about my great-uncle who he considered as a member of his family. His wife was related to my great aunt Delia and I remember feeling a wonderful feeling in my heart just knowing that I still had family in Burkes Garden. God Bless all who have preserved this wonderful place.

Jerry McFarland more than 3 years ago

beautiful!

what a story to behold! I am enchanted. thank you

jenny cox more than 3 years ago

Burk's Garden

Fascinating and well written story

peter slavin more than 4 years ago

Burkes Garden

My husband and I bought property in the Garden when the Amish sold their land and moved away.
We've built a beautiful retirement home, on the West End and he is up there more than here (Norfolk). The people are very friendly and the atmosphere is laid back. I've traveled all over Virginia and there is not a more scenic area to be found !

Sarah Hite more than 4 years ago

Burks Garden

My father was born and raised in Burkes Garden. This is heaven here on earth. If you have never visited, please make plans to. There is truely no place like Burkes Garden I Love It.............

Donna (Kitts) Umberger more than 4 years ago

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