Happy Independance Day! I am so proud to be an American, and feel so blessed to be a part of this great nation. I am thankful for all the brave men and women who have fought for us to have and keep the freedoms that we have today.
I thought this would be a good post to share something I discovered this past year. I have always been interested in genealogy. And after watching the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I was inspired to find out more about my ancestry. I was amazed at what I found, it turned into an addicting treasure hunt of history. One thing I was surprised at is just how long my family has been here, each branch I followed went straight back to Virginia, pre-Revolutionary War. One of my favorite times of history! Among the eight grandfathers I found who fought as patriot soldiers in the war for freedom, I came across this information about my sixth and seventh great grandfathers,
1776- Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge was accompanied by Privates William TRAYLOR Sr. and Jr. The army moved to the upper Delaware R. 23 Dec, the VA 5th Volunteers crossed to scout the enemy positions; 24 Dec, General Washington made his famous crossing, and was given directions by the scouts, which included William TRAYLOR Sr. and Jr.. Later, about March 1777. William Jr. was reported "sick at Trenton". Several Traylors were listed as patriots.
If you saw my last post about my son Patriot's name, his middle name is- William. And my favorite painting? Prayer at Valley Forge. That gave me goosebumps! I'm so glad to know this history now, so it is not lost for future generations.
I would love to hear from others on their ancestral history and discoveries, I am fascinated by this subject. Every person I have heard do this, has always found a surprising connection to the past. I also have to say that all my research did not cost a penny, just lots of patience and searching. There is so much information online now, it really is not that hard to do! I will be blogging more on this subject in the future.
I have done some changes in my summer decor this year. I still have a passionate love for red geraniums, but moved things around a bit. :) Last year, I had my presidential portraits together over the dry sink. Since I have Mr. & Mrs. Pearce there now, I decide to split George and Abe up. I put George above the pie safe, and I love him up there. It was a good change. I will show you where Abe ended up in my next post with more summer vignettes.
I will also be having a summer sale. I did not forget, and I'm sorry I still have not posted the sale yet! I have Stein folk art fruit, americana pieces, quilts, wooden spoons, David Harden sheep, a pair of portraits, and some other items that I will be selling.
I found this old picture in my Granny's photo album after she passed away. I love it, I just wish I knew who the child was. Isn't it a neat pic?
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a Happy and safe 4th of July!