Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wow.. look at this, i am blogging once again.. whoo hoo. And, and, and.. I even show you guys my silly face on a video once again ;-) What a treat, eh?!
The following video was taken in a park where I live.. a little pavilion and they play the music every day at 11 a.m. I chose to share this video with you all, because it shows my sister smiling, even laughing. Something, I don't see enough from her as of late. I enjoy my sister greatly when she laughs. In this little clip, I am trying to make her talk... to say something.. didn't even matter what it is she'd say. You see, she has a problem with her voice.. she doesn't like to hear her own voice played back and with this, she avoids "talking" at all cause.
So this is it.. just a little video clip of silly ole moi and my sister, whom you've met last year via youtube video while i took you all to Berlin, remember??? ;-)
Tons of kisses, from me to you
Posted by Liane at 1:19 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Gen. William T. Sherman
Not too long ago, I've told you fine people about my personal travels into the past via genealogy. Do you remember? Well, yesterday we actually went out and took in a deep breath of air on a mountain with quite the story to tell. We walked on paths that have been trampled on a long time ago with quite the purpose. We walked through the woods that still hold some quiet whispers of those that once were here before us. And now we have come here to listen. (as always, click on the pictures for larger view)
(note: the picture of Matthew Broderick is taken from www.nbc.com)
First, we make our way to the cemetery and the view is taking my breath away. So many soldiers lay below the ground, dying in a battle they wished to win. They surely did not die in vain and now, even an unmarked little stone with the number 2469 is finally receiving personal recognition. Although this war was an American war, I felt thankful as I stared down onto that white square that didn't carry a name or any information other than the cataloging number 2469. As Matthew Broderick before me, I got a little chocked up; it was hard not to. As I stood there, I quietly thanked him for his bravery and his ultimate sacrifice. Now we step back into the car and march the paths where once a bloody battle took place.
(Again, the picture with Matthew Broderick was taken from www.nbc.com)
So here we are, at the visitor's center at Kennesaw Mountain. We pick up some info sheets here and there and sit down for a 18 minute long documentary, giving us a quick run through what had happened during the battle. Then we take off. Up to the top which leads us to some of the canons that would shoot at the Yankees as they would come up that mountain. As you look around, you still get a feel on how it must have looked up here, what the air must have smelled like, the yelling of orders to those that needed to be quick with their actions. Lewis, being a soldier himself (Armor Officer) gave me a better understanding of what took place behind those big canons and I could make up my own images what would take place in front of those little canons (not at all what i am used to seeing with Lewis' tanks). We drive around to three more battle points and with each stop we learn more and more of the battle that was ultimately lost by the Confederates.
Posted by Liane at 7:35 PM