Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

By Bill Bryson
Made me laugh out loud at times and boy do we need to laugh in this day and time.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Empty Mansions

By Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Very interesting  about people that were very rich
and how they lived and spent their money  in  this country from late  1800's to 1900's
and their  children. Most about the Clark family of Paul Clark Newell Jr.

Monday, April 21, 2014

I Have A New Book To Read

Will share after reading:
We went for a ride Sunday and saw this:
The woods were full of Dogwood and Redbud trees.
They don't bloom at the same time every year.

Monday, April 14, 2014

So Sad for Black and White to lose what they Died For It is their History

My Great Great Grandfather Was in the Mexican War and then came back to Giles Co. Tennessee ,and  married then  had my great grandmother (so Here I am now.)
When the  Civil War started he enrolled as a Union Soldier 9th day of Dec 1863.
He was sent to Fort Pillow .
I am writing this because now in Memphis Tennessee the news is full of stories to destroy
The Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest And his wife's grave.
They are calling it Racial Prejudice
It Was war and our history'

My Great great grandfather was white and was sent to Fort Pillow with his company to defend that post.
Bedford Forest attacked the fort, the entire garrison was either killed or taken prisoner.
Payton Alexander was marched to Andersonville Ga and died there of disease and dysentery.
The men black or white were there because they believed what they were doing was right.

So they lost but they were great Americans and Bedford Forest won and he was a great American.
Don't change history that they lived and died for.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We are all Yellow and Pink

just not in my yard, but don't you think they are lovely?
Happy Spring!

Friday, April 4, 2014

At Home

By Bill Bryson
A very interesting  book about facts I never thought about and funny at times.