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Memorial Day: Honor the Sacrifice

Memorial Day: Honor the Sacrifice

Award-winning author Jessica James honors the sacrifices of war veterans for Memorial Day weekend by placing flags on the graves at Lower Marsh Creek Church Cemetery outside Gettysburg.

A trip to Hanover Shoe Farms

A trip to Hanover Shoe Farms

I made my annual pilgrimage to the famed Hanover Shoe Farms last weekend, which is the largest Standardbred (trotters and pacers) breeding farm in the world. I worked there many (MANY) years ago, and still enjoy visiting every spring. Nothing puts a smile on my face...
Trail ride into the past

Battle of Monterey Pass

Although I live less than 10 miles away, it’s sad to say that I’ve never visited the Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass site, other than to drive by on my way someplace else. I changed that his week by hiking the Monterey Peak Trail and walking all of the...
Walking in the footsteps of history

Walking in the footsteps of history

Hardships and tragedies befell many families during the American Civil War. The stories of misfortune and heartbreak are touching, tragic, and seemingly endless. For some reason, one family’s wartime journey stood out to me. The story of their pain—and their...
 

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