I was assigned to the City of Staunton spring jury pool and called for duty yesterday. More specifically, I received a telephone call from the sheriff’s office, which scared the living daylights out of me. Not a call anyone wants to receive out of the blue!
I was not selected for the jury this time around (I was no. 27 out of 27, so the odds were not in my favor from the start). However, I could be called again before this session ends in mid-April. I’m not terribly concerned about a repeat performance, as jury trials don’t happen very often in Staunton.
I do not dislike jury duty. In fact, I rather enjoyed my experience in Fulton County/Atlanta. I was just concerned about the loss of pay. By the time I got to court yesterday, I had come to terms with it. Then lo and behold, we were released at 10:30 and I had an entire day to myself. It’s the closest thing I’ve had to a true vacation day in years!
Being that I work in Harrisonburg, I don’t get to spend a lot of time in Staunton during the week. So, this was the perfect time to play tourist. I stopped by the library before driving back to the main drag – Beverley Street – and commenced the three block walk from one end of downtown to the other. I then treated myself to lunch and headed home for an afternoon of yard maintenance.
And, of course, I had to take some pictures along the way. The places pictured below are only a handful of businesses on Beverley, but they are ones that I have frequented and enjoyed in the past. Without further ado, a few snippets of my adopted hometown.