Victorian love letter

Victorian love letter

An old love letter I ran across. Why can’t men write like this anymore? To Miss Rose Terry: It is but a few short months since we met, and yet in that time I have come to regard you more in the light of a heavenly angel than an earthly mortal, and in thee,...
Out in the garden

Out in the garden

 Some of the first flowers topop up in the Spring. This is off topic since I usually write about historical sites or stories of interest, but since I’ve spent so much time in my gardens this year, I thought I’d share the fruits of my labor...
Tribute to a Southern Hero

Tribute to a Southern Hero

“With the bitterness of war all gone, there remains to Americans, North and South, a precious heritage of valor, of self-sacrifice, of sturdy, unflagging never-give-up spirit, a heritage which, in future days of possible stress, will prove inspiration unto us....
Memorial Day tradition

Memorial Day tradition

World War I veteran at Evergreen. My sister and I had the privilege of helping once again place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. The cemetery has veterans from every war, including the Revolutionary War, War of...
A memorable weekend of horses & history

A memorable weekend of horses & history

Sunrise over Gettysburg. I’m back from another great weekend excursion that took me to the rolling hills of Virginia and included my two favorite things: Horses and History. On Saturday at a little before 6 a.m., I headed South, but slammed on my breaks and took...
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