Dog Days of Summer

As a kid I remember visiting various relatives in the summer time. You'd pull up into a dirt driveway, where the grass had been beaten down by tire tracks and the summer heat. You didn’t have to worry about getting stuck, because the clay mud had formed well worn tracks and hardened there into perfectly… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer


Trials and Tribulations-Stephen Bennett (part 2 of 3)

Death does weird things to a family.  Grief is an all encompassing emotion, but it never looks the same on any two given moments or in any two given people.  I try to Walk In Their Shoes when dealing with my ancestors and this time unfortunately that is fairly easy. My precious Father-in-Law passed away… Continue reading Trials and Tribulations-Stephen Bennett (part 2 of 3)

In Memory of Mary Tyler Moore

Hubby and I visited this beautiful site last year as we Walked in the steps of the Tennessee Brigade.

Emerging Civil War

mary-tyler-moore-dedication Mary Tyler Moore at the dedication of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Sheperdstown University

Most people remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of Hollywood’s great funny ladies, and for good reason: Laura Petrie, and more recently, Mary Richards, left an indelible mark on American society. Moore’s death today at age 80 is a real loss.

What many don’t know is that Mary Tyler Moore had deep ties to the Civil War community.

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