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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #900 on: January 10, 2018, 01:37:17 PM »
I'm thinking. How about War and Remembrance?

Is Hermann Wouk still alive? Think he'll sue if I steal his title?

Can you get Collapse in the title?  How about "Civil War to Collapse: A Family History"?

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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #901 on: January 10, 2018, 01:44:29 PM »
 How My Family Was Affected ByThe US Civil War: War and Collapse in American History.
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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #902 on: January 10, 2018, 02:10:07 PM »
I started the second chapter on this story and I dropped my computer and it went away. Here's round two.

Title!  I need a Title!

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Generations and Glory?
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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #903 on: January 10, 2018, 02:10:36 PM »
How My Family Was Affected ByThe US Civil War: War and Collapse in American History.

Sounds good.  :icon_sunny:

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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #904 on: January 10, 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
How My Family Was Affected ByThe US Civil War: War and Collapse in American History.

Sounds good.  :icon_sunny:

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Got any pics for me to include?

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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #905 on: January 10, 2018, 03:18:08 PM »
Can you strip the photo and copy it and show it with no link. I don't want to reveal the real name and location of the plantation, to protect my cousins' privacy.



This is a photo of the original plantation house in Kershaw.
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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #906 on: January 10, 2018, 03:22:38 PM »
Here's the house my cousins live in now, the 1870s house. One of my cousins committed suicide in an upstairs bedroom early in the 20th century. A young single male cousin, who was still grieving the recent loss of his mother, who was a pillar of the family, from what I understand.

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« Reply #907 on: January 10, 2018, 03:25:37 PM »
Can you strip the photo and copy it and show it with no link. I don't want to reveal the real name and location of the plantation, to protect my cousins' privacy.



This is a photo of the original plantation house in Kershaw.

No problem.

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« Reply #908 on: January 10, 2018, 07:46:25 PM »
Here's a pic of the one who survived the war. He lived until 1906.



Copy of his obit.

I'll add that as a coda to the last part of the series.

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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #909 on: January 12, 2018, 12:08:59 AM »
(not quite finished, and I'd like to do an edit on chapter two.)

No problem.  Send me the edited chapter in a PM.  Are you going to do a Chapter 4?

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Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« Reply #910 on: January 17, 2018, 06:02:38 AM »
I bought lettuce and chard starts, and onions, more than a week ago, and but for laziness they would have been planted in the garden and probably dead by now...but I dragged my feet. They survived the first couple of cold nights last week, and for this last little bitter weather pattern, my daughter brought them inside.

This cold front is the sort of thing that prevents this locale from being semi-tropical, which it is most of the time...but every winter (almost) we get one or two sub-feezing events. This morning on my commute the car thermometer registered as low as 16 degrees F, up here on the edge of the prairie near my office. At home it only got down to 22F, which is low enough to worry about broken pipes and car radiators.

I can't remember the last time it dropped below 20F. It's been several years, at least. The sun is out this morning and it should quickly get back up into the 40's at least. It's predicted to be back up to 70F on Saturday.

Texas weather, business as usual.
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