Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Just had to comment on this unseasonable weather we have been having lately. I walked in the fields for the 4th. day in a row, sunny, no wind and in the 50's, know it can't last, supposed to get snow in the AM. but enjoying while it lasts. Sure makes the winter that much shorter.
Over our Christmas S# 3 asked if I had any secret desires that I wanted to accomplish before the Lord is ready for me. Not exactly his words but my interpretation. I said I always wanted to retrace my GGF's steps from the letters that we possess that he wrote to his parents while serving in the Civil War from 1861 to late 1864. He called my bluff and along with the other 3 brothers are planning a March march on Atlanta. I'm sure glad they share my interest in History, especially when it's our own blood. As I reread these letters it makes you realize the hardship that they encountered. It starts Aug. 9th. at Champaign Il. and ends at East Bend, Il. Sept. 9th.. I have only one picture of him which he had taken after walking 5 miles to Nashville Tenn. Dec. 1862. When I touch the picture the History just comes alive. I will post it when i figure out how.
Looking forward to keeping everyone who are interested abreast to the trip.
History is in us all, don't let it die a secret.
The "ole" Skeeter