Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

This has been a tough year for our country. This Christmas may we remember who really is in control, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May we remember to turn to him in good times and bad and to rely on his saving grace for our future. May He protect us in our time of danger and help us in our fight against those who would try to destroy us. God bless America, God bless us everyone.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Throw Away The Scabbard - A must read for alternate history and Civil War fans

THROW AWAY THE SCABBARD - click on the picture to buy it.

What if Stonewall Jackson had survived Chancellorsville?

In this alternate history, Jackson survives Chancellorsville. With Jackson leading his Second Corps in an invasion of the North, the war shifts from the Virginia wilderness to the Pennsylvania countryside. After the Army of Northern Virginia wins a stunning victory on the banks of the Susquehanna, General Ulysses S. Grant comes east to drive the Confederates from northern soil. But when Grant fails to dislodge Lee's army, President Abraham Lincoln risks all in a desperate attempt to win the war and restore the Union.

Throw Away the Scabbard is the first book of a trilogy that provides the exciting answer to the Civil War's most enduring question: What if Stonewall Jackson had survived Chancellorsville?

This is a wonderful book, the characters come alive and we hated to put it down. We are anxiously awaiting the second book in this trilogy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Foxhole January 09 Update

It's been colder this year than last. Quite a string of below freezing nights than we are used to. We even had school closing and delays last week because we had 1/2 inch of snow and the temps below freezing.

The birds have been going through 50 lbs. of seed a week. We have huge flocks of goldfinches down from the north, the front and backyard feeders and the ground are full of them. The blue jays are back at the feeders as well as our feathered friends that never leave, the nuthatches, chickadees, red bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, etc.

We had some bad news with a bright side. Sam's son was hurt while playing soccer and will have to have some facial surgery next week, we are thankful to God that he wasn't hurt worse and we pray for a quick recovery.

We received mail from a friend of ours from New York, a wonderful poet who we think dearly of. It's been a cold winter up her way. Getting hand written letters is such a rarity in today's Internet world, it was a nice surprise and we wrote back, yes, in paper and ink, by hand. It is too bad that form of communication is nearly lost.

As always during these winter months we are anxious for spring. After all, we live in the South and expect to be warm!

We are avoiding most political news, only keeping an eye on what is going on without dwelling on it, we are conservatives in exile.

We did do one fun thing a couple weeks ago, we went to a local gun show and boy was it packed. That was a fun outing. We spent more than we should but we will sacrifice elsewhere to stay on our budget. Suffice it to say, Sam is a happy camper.

Hugs to all.