Part of the very same time-killing mission that sent me down Warehouse Landing in Gloucester last Friday took me to Ware Neck.
|Barely visible off in the distance is the shed in the first shot. |
The light here is horrible but I took this
Between Mathews and Gloucester Counties we sure have lots of necks. Ware Neck, Chapel Neck, Tick Neck, Gales Neck--all manner of necks.
Although I know what is meant when someone says they're going to This Neck or That Neck, it occurred to me that readers who aren't from Mathews (which appears to be every reader except for
Click here for a list of meanings, one of which is "narrow piece of land that comes out of a wider part."
|Nuttall's store. I went to grade school with a Nuttall, and she|
lived down this neck of the woods. (Another neck!)
Tom Cruise, who at one point was shopping for spare houses in Mathews County (click here or here for previous posts about that), spent some time at Nuttall's in Ware Neck while filming Steven Spielberg's Minority Report.
In a bit of trivia dating to the 1990s, I was in Boston for work and saw Spielberg sitting casually in my hotel's lobby. I smiled at him hoping my life of
This site (click here), contains snippets of administrivia from the movie including the following:
Steven Spielberg used the town of Gloucester, Virginia as a location for a portion of the film. Though the crew was in the town for a little over a month shooting, the scenes are only shown in the movie for a minute or so. The town was given no acknowledgment in the credits.
Finally, click here for more information about Nuttall's store, which dates to 1875.
Come back tomorrow, when Chesapeake Bay Woman promises not to say "click here." Not even once.
She cannot, however, promise that you won't want to click the "x" in the upper right corner as you attempt to
One more "click here" is necessary. Please click here for a story written by a fellow Mathewsonian about a blackened black snake.