Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Historic Trees in Your Back Yard!

Thomas and I discovered something very cool today. You can buy seedlings from famous historic trees. There is a nonprofit conservation organization called American Forests, and they produce seedlings you can buy for $39.95.

You can buy a Gettysburg Address Honeylocust, Edgar Allan Poe Hackberry or an Elvis Presley Southern Magnolia. I think we'll pass on a Suicide Live Oak, though. How about a Jimmy Carter Southern Magnolia, George Washington Tulip Poplar or Susan B. Anthony Sycamore?

I think it would be a lot of fun to purchase and grow one of these.

Check them out!

American Forests

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Anyone studying the Civil War, specifically Gettysburg?

We have stumbled upon a fantastic blog that we are reading daily. It's also full of videos of licensed tour guides. It's almost as if we're there! Lots of information, about individuals and battles.

Check it out!

The funny thing is we're not studying the Civil War this year. Well, we are now, but we studied it last year. Thomas found this site on Halloween, as we were watching ghost stories on TV and surfing at the same time. He found a video about ghosts at Gettysburg and did some googling and came upon this site. No ghost stories here--that we've found, just wonderful facts, maps, photos and videos about the war.

I love this blog as much as Thomas does!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Unfaithful Blogger

I have had just a heck of a time when it comes to blogging. I used to love it, post way too often, about all kinds of things. Now? My mind just turns to mush when I think of blogging.

After Dad's death, I guess I just had a major shift. I haven't gone back to where I was before, I've found a new way of living. And that includes not bloging, apparently. I guess my emotions are still somewhat raw and I don't know that I feel like sharing so much.

That, or we're doing middle school, which is a tad more boring. Our lives aren't boring, I just can't connect with my inner creativity and voice. Perhaps I have nothing to say?

I go through this old blog every once in awhile, remembering things I had forgotten. I am glad the words are here, it's my memory. So I'm going to try real hard to blog again. Once a week at least.


Thomas is having a very good school year. Things are going much better for him--and for me, too. He'll be getting braces next month. He's as tall as I am. He's smart, he's clever, he's shy, and he has the most wonderful sense of humor. He can drop a zinger that will have us laughing our heads off. His delivery is amazing.

He's growing up too darned fast.