The New Jersey Pinelands are mysterious with acres of forests, cranberry bogs, and old, old towns! Everyone who doesn’t know New Jersey assumes that the entire state is an extension of the New Jersey Turnpike with shore amusement boardwalks thrown in for good measure! Wrong, totally wrong! I fell in love with two old brick houses on either side of a Pinelands town and used them in my story, “Comings and Goings”. How could I not? They were from Revolutionary War era. Yes, George Washington or one of his staff may have marched men by these homes on their way to battle.