Memories of The Past


This blogging challenge has turned out to be a wonderful experience, and it makes you stop to think about what you want to write. Sometimes it is hard to do because there are some things that you just do not think people would read. However, this post is going to be about the people who … Continue reading Memories of The Past

Learning New Things About Your Family History


You know learning about your history gives you the feeling that you can trace your roots. In researching my history I have found many things that make-up the way that I am today. I love writing because I get to voice my opinions about a variety of things that happens in my life, in the … Continue reading Learning New Things About Your Family History

The Timucuans, Florida’s First People


This is interesting! I enjoy reading about history and learning more about the places around us….

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Florida’s First People

Today’s Blog is about one of the very earliest residents of Florida,  the Timucuan Indians.

It is pronounced,   tee-MOO-qua.

Our home here in Central Florida is on land where these Ancient people once lived.

The St. John’s River, which flows from South to North, not far from us, was of great historical importance to the Timucuans and several other local tribes here in Central Florida.

The Timucuans, were a  rather tall, and slim race of Native people, who  lived  in this area, in the 1500’s and were estimated to number between 50,000 to 200,000 at the time.

But, by 1700,  thanks to the diseases brought by the invading Spanish, their numbers had dwindled down to around 1,000.

By 1800, they were considered to be likely completely eliminated or extinct.

Interbreeding with the “ invaders”  was the final blow to these once thriving Native people…

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Each Side is Continually on Alert~March 1864~22nd to 25th


I love history and reading about things that happened throughout history. Walt Whitman is an excellent writer…. 🙂

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Each Side Is Continually on the Alert~ Walt Whitman

Whitman gives his mother news. The winter is snowy, even in Georgia. An increasing number of skirmishes suggest that plenty of hard fighting will come with warm weather. Congress is concerned about events in Mexico.

March 22– Tuesday– Washington, D.C.– “I herewith lay before the Senate, for its constitutional action thereon, a treaty made and concluded in Washington City on the 18th instant by and between William P. Dole, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. and the Shawnee Indians, represented by their duly authorized delegates. A report of the Secretary of the Interior and a communication of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs accompany the treaty.” ~ Message from President Lincoln to the Senate.

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March 22– Tuesday– Washington, D.C.– “Mother, every thing is the same with me, I am feeling very well indeed, the old trouble of my…

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Croatian Castles and Palaces


Interesting information!

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatia has more than seven thousand significant architectural objects of historic beauty, romantic intrigue, pride… and among them are about one thousand castles and palaces.

So Croatia has an impressive number of fortifications: almost every city on the coast and many on the mainland boast city walls or a fort or two. Over the centuries, Croatia’s lords and noble families were also busy building castles and palaces.
The distinction between these various structures is sometimes a little blurred, but generally, castles provided both protection and housing for a specific lord or noble family, while forts were not generally private residences, and palaces were not fortified.
Of Croatia’s castles, many are now in disrepair, but several have been well preserved or recently restored (like the Eltz Palace in Vukovar devastated by the Serb aggression in 1990’s) and have opened their doors to the public as museums or venues for events such…

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A Change I Should Make


My life is wonderful Life is You know I have been asked before if there is anything that I would change about my past to make my life a little happier. But when I stop and think about how my life has turned out I would not change anything because then I would not be … Continue reading A Change I Should Make