Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Count Down Has Begun

Gettysburg, 1889: "In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream, and lo! The shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."

General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Former Colonel of the 20th Maine Infantry

With no bad luck, five weeks from today I will be sitting in Gettysburg PA.
Some of you may remember that my husband and I took a trip up there last September and I have been aching to get back ever since.
So for the next few weeks I am going to focus a bit on the three day battle that occurred there as a way of sharing my love for the area.
Starting on my next blog post I will share a tidbit of some kind about that three days. I hope you won't get to bored with the "history lesson" and join me to learn more about Gettysburg



Blogger Carrie said...

Did your ears burn today? I was talking about you and these great hunts you go on. We were watching something about haunted prisons.

April 19, 2009 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I will especially look forward to your next posts being that my cousin and I discussed it yesterday and are planning a return trip down to Gettysburg the week of August 10th! I haven't been down there since 2001 so I am really looking forward to it as well as maybe sneaking in a trip down to Antietam while we're there!

April 19, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

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