Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Plans

This summer (in July) I'm going to an 1861 Girls School in Tennessee for a week. You dress in authentic mid- 19th century clothing all week and we learn etiquette, penmanship, art, music, dance and the social graces. In addtion we also participate in side saddle horsemanship, archery, and other sports. At the end of the week we have a small graduation followed by a formal ball to which we are escorted by members of the Jackson Cadets, a group of local young men dedicated to the study of mid-19th century history and customs.
If you would like to see more about it here's the
Their will be lots of pictures that I will post on my blog when I come back from it :)

I thought this was interesting

Dates Southern States Seceded from the Union

South Carolina Dec. 20, 1860
Mississippi Jan. 8, 1861
Florida Jan. 10, 1861
Alabama Jan. 11, 1861
Georgia Jan. 19, 1861
Louisiana Jan. 26, 1861
Texas Feb. 1, 1861
Virginia Apr. 17, 1861
Arkansas May. 6, 1861
North Carolina May. 20, 1861
Tennessee June. 8, 1861

11 states belonged to the Confederate States.
Kentucky and Missouri were admitted to the Confederacy.;
that accounts for the 13 stars on the Confederate Battle Flag.

Summer in a bowl!

The word watermelon in italian, french, german, spanish, and english My watermelon :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Smore's Delight!!

I melted my marshmellows by candlelight :)

FIRE!! mwahaha



Chocolate and graham cracker

Chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmellow

A smore!!

All gone!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day

By Eula Gladys Lincoln

In distant field of sunny France
Where strangers come and go,
Amid the farms of Flanders where
The fragrant breezes blow,
Our soldier-dead in quiet sleep
Neath crosses row on row.

Here shrapnel shells once shrieked and burst
And took their toll of death;
The very wind, itself a foe,
Bore poison on its breath.

Above their graves the birds now sing
As round that home of yore,
When, care-free boys, they romped and played;
Those childhood days soon o'er,
The boys to brave and strong men grown,
They romped and played no more.

They put aside their childish toys,
A man's work each must do,
And when their country called for them,
To her they answered true.

"We must protect our native land:
She shall not suffer wrong
For she has reared and nurtured us,
We're men and we are strong.
We'll bid good-by to those we love;
It will not be for long.

"With aching hearts and tear-dimmed eyes
We watched them go away.
Some have returned but many sleep
In foreign lands to-day.

Where English roses bloom and fade,
In France where lilies grow,
Among the fields of Flanders, where
The scarlet poppies blow,
Our soldier-dead are not forgot
Though strangers come and go.

I want to wish all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day!