The Cross House Comes Alive…Politically.

I love politics.

Indeed, it could be argued that I am a bit obsessed with politics.

My friends will all read the above and think: A bit?


Well, I had this nutty idea (I do not suffer from a lack of nutty ideas) that it would be cool to have Debate Nights at the Cross House for the next year, with a small group watching the Republican and Democrat televised debates. I love the idea of the long-empty house coming to life for these brief moments, and love the idea that a house built in 1894 would be witness to:

1) Television.

2) A potential presidential candidate who is a she rather than he.

3) A potential presidential candidate who is a person of color.

This was all inconceivable in 1894.

First though, I had to get cable TV installed. Then I had to purchase a huge flat-screen TV.

But, at the last minute, I realized that the debate scheduled for Saturday, November 14, would not be on cable, but would be internet-streamed, and this meant a mad rush to order a whole other service.

Geez. The modern age is SO complicated.

But, thanks to Brandon, all was made good. Thank God for Brandon.

On Saturday night, I turned the heat on, turned on some artfully-placed lights, lighted some candles, and greeted a small group to watch the debate.

During the next two hours, I occasionally looked around and marveled at the Cross House coming alive for this brief moment, and this made me happy.

Historic preservation. Politics. Friends.

A delightful combo, IMO.

Oh, and I managed to get a snapshot of the evening:






  1. Tiffaney on November 18, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Is that you in the red dress then? 😉

  2. Mi'Chielle Cooper on November 18, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I will be at the next one! LOL ~~ love the picture!! You are too funny for your own good!

  3. DCT61 on November 20, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Ya just GOTTA love a cocktail cart. (even one of those flimsy metal ones)

  4. Seth Hoffman on October 14, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Were people ever both this formal and boisterous at the same time?

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