Just some thoughts:
One of the luxuries of being retired is your time becomes more of yours.
Every so often I find myself just kinda wandering off. I may take a old car drive, a walk, visit a place of interest, sit in a library and read,etc.
Recently I found myself walking a Civil War cemetery here in Franklin. One of the most costly battles in all of the Civil War was fought here where I live in Franklin,TN. It is said the largest private Civil War cemetery is located here.
“As I came near one of the regimens which was making preparations for the next morning’s assault, I noticed that many of the soldiers had taken off their coats, and seemed to be engaged in sewing up rents in them. This exhibition of tailoring seemed rather peculiar at such a moment, but upon closer examination it was found that the men were calmly writing their names and home addresses on slips of paper, and pinning them on the backs of their coats, so that their dead bodies might be recognized upon the field, and their fate made known to their families at home. They were veterans who knew well from terrible experience the danger which awaited them, the their minds were occupied not with thoughts of shirking their duty, but with preparation for the desperate works of the coming morning.”
Horace Porter–Camping with Grant
Oh, what a time it must have been in the history of our country. Think of all the ones over the years who “wrote their names in their coats”…so we could live in freedom.
September 22, 2018
Posted October 18, 2018