Birthdays have always been a big deal to me. "I'm the birthday girl" worked wonders during the few days surrounding the anniversary of my birth. This self centered view of "my day" was forever changed when I learned I was born on the day my gggg grandmother died in 1853. That's right- today is my birthday! Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes- who ordered the delightful afternoon sunshine after the rain?? Thank youuu! My gggg grandmother Harriett Potts Wright died on April 28, 1853 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey. I was born April 28! What are the chances....
"The ancestor of every action is a thought." Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm always looking for creative ways to display family pictures without the wall being overwhelmed with frames. My good friend Rachel sent me a link to this AWESOME decorating project by Anders Nilsen and Busy Beaver Button Company. Using family pictures, all different size buttons, magnets, tacks, and nails they created a one of a kind wall display. A fresh and modern way to bring your family tree to life, see how they did it!
In this year 2011, it is the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the American Civil War.
April 12, 1861. Fort Sumter, South Carolina. 150 years ago. It doesn't sound that long ago- but it feels so long ago. It's a time and way of life I don't think we can ever completely understand.
You know the saying, "seeing is believing"? There are so many amazing images of the civil war! If you can't make it to a live reenactment, pictures have to be the next best thing! The development and use of photography throughout the 1840's, 50's, and 60's has left us with an array of images documenting this monumental time in American History.
Civil War Trust- A mix of new and old pictures and illustrations. Images galleries are organized by battle location (Antietam, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg).