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King Phillip’s War July 8, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,King Phillip's War,U. S. History — Janet @ 7:03 pm

IMG_0536  my holiday reading – The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson

This war was also known as  King Phillip’s War, 1755-1763.  King Phillip was a Native American – (not an English King)

Years ago, like 70, I had a small piece of wood in my dresser draw – if I recall correctly there was a nickel coin as well – these were relics from the French and Indian War, probably given to me by my father or brother.  I never thought much about them and in the course of time they disappeared.   A little token I wish I had kept.

This war was complicated and it doesn’t get the popular publicity that is given to the Revolutionary War which followed not long after.  I am trying to identify which of my ancestors were veterans of this war.


A Short Analysis of Emily Bronte’s ‘No Coward Soul Is Mine’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:52 pm

Interesting Literature

A summary of a classic poem

When Poems of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell was published in 1846, it initially sold just two copies. The authors of the poems, better known as Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, had published the volume in the hope of raising some much-needed cash, but it was not to be. Copies were sent to established poets, including William Wordsworth, but none of them wrote back to the then unknown Brontë siblings. Included in the volume was the following poem by Emily Brontë (1818-1848), best known for her novel Wuthering Heights but also a gifted poet. ‘No Coward Soul Is Mine’ wonderfully showcases Emily’s dauntless and elemental spirit, as the following brief analysis is designed to show.

No Coward Soul Is Mine

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me…

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Unwelcome Visitor

Filed under: Cats,Field Mice,Katerina — Janet @ 2:32 am

IMG_0544  Dealt with by the cat – I gave this critter a decent burial

This one was so big I wondered if it was a rat.  Ugh.