August 2009

Guest Blogger – Ancient History

My 12-year-old daughter is my guest blogger today.   She wrote the following history report this past spring.  I added the picture at the end. King Nebuchadnezzar by: Ashley Genung      King Nebuchadnezzar is among the most famous rulers of Ancient Mesopotamia. He lived from 630 B.C. to 562 B.C. During his lifetime he made many conquests and created marvelous cities. His most famous architectural achievement was one of the

Three Generations and a Tractor

Wordless Wednesday   Three generations of women, a tractor, and the family farm – you do the math!

Policeman Shot in the Line of Duty

William Foulks (1863-1900) This month’s Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is a “Carousel” edition, which means the post can be about anything relating to cemeteries.  I chose this tombstone because of the story behind William Foulk’s death.  I also find the shape of the stone, especially at the top, fascinating.  William is pictured in his police uniform in the photo above.  His story is below. William Foulks was born on 29 March

A Tribute to My Mom

Today is my Mom’s birthday.  She would be 69 years of age if she was still with us.  She was born Caroline Elbert, on 21 August 1940 in New York City, and died on 11 January 2007 in Dyer, Indiana.  She married my dad, Richard Livingston (1939-2005), on 19 September 1964.  She was with us for too short a time.  Happy birthday, Mom; we miss you! Caroline Elbert in 1962

A Festival of Postcards (4th Edition)

This month’s theme is water, so I chose the above postcard. It depicts the old Wagon Bridge that crossed the Wabash River in Terre Haute, Indiana. The hand written date is 22 September 1906. The note reads: arrived here at 12 last night. leave for Jarvis tonight. got a player yesterday. Everything is lovely on the Wabash. Your bro. Chas. I researched a little bit of the bridge’s history, and