Rugby today is home to a charming set of folks -- about forty full time residents and more part-timers. As you might imagine, most of these folks are knowledgeable and passionate about their community.
I was there as a speaker in Rugby's Appalachian Authors series, one of many events that take place during the year in this wonderful Victorian village.
My hosts, Jim (Wayfarin' Stranger) and Dorcas McBrayer, provided matchless Southern hospitality. Not only did they house and feed me, they hosted a party after my talk and I got to meet many of Rugby's delightful present day inhabitants.
Jim and Dorcas also gave me a personalized tour (including the graveyard) where I 'met' many of the original colonists.
And I'll end the series with a visit to the house built for Rugby's founder --
parlor, bedroom, and kitchen with the furnishings of the period.