Ya, I was gonna get in touch with you, like, yesterday, but then I got an awesome invitation from the guy I spent the night with.
Oh, ya. We sat outside and talked about all kinda stuff. And before we knew it, the sun started to come up.
Phew. Okay, hold on a minute while my heart rate flutters back to a normal rhythm.
Seriously, you gotta relax. His name is Patrick and he took me with him to a place called Watson's Mill cuz he does business with a guy, the owner there...or somethin' like that. George said we didn't even need a chaperone to go with us cause Patrick is his brother.
Don't be ridiculous, Abby. She wouldn't have believed you anyway. It's probably a good idea not to go around acting all cray-cray. Get that thought right out of your head.
You can't ever disclose to anyone that you're from the future. Promise me you won't do this.
Watson's Mill is a grist mill that grinds grain into flour in the 19th century. It is located in Manotick, a village situated on the banks of the Rideau River, south of Ottawa, Ontario.
In 1868, when you currently exist, it is owned by Moss Kent Dickinson and his partner, Joseph Currier, who plan to build a new community surrounding their mill in the 30 acres they've purchased. It is one of these men that Patrick must have done business with in the office yesterday.
Dickinson has named the village "Manotick", an Ojibwa word meaning, "Island in the river."
In 1972, Watson will sell the mill and the Dickinson's house to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, who will restore it.
Today, Watson's Mill is managed by the non-profit group, Watson's Mill Manotick Inc., and welcomes thousands of visitors from near and far, who are able to observe the milling process and learn about the incredible history of Watson's Mill ... and the ghost of Anne Elizabeth Crosby.
In January, 1861, one of the owners of the mill, Joseph Currier, married Anne (Annie) Elizabeth Crosby.
After a honeymoon travelling in the United States, Currier returned to Manotick with his bride.
At the time of the first anniversary of the mill, Annie was dressed in a beautiful white, hoop-skirted dress. This dress, unfortunately, would become the cause of her demise.
Annie walked up the stairs to the second floor of the mill, and stood near one of the quickly rotating shafts powered by five turbines located in the basement.
Apparently, Annie simply turned to her husband - and this is when her dress caught on the rotating shaft, flinging her body with tremendous force against a thick wooden support beam.
She was killed immediately.
It is said that Annie has never left the mill, and appears as an apparition, looking out from the second floor windows where visitors to Watson's Mill have seen her.
And now you know.