Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Octogenarian’s Funny Bone

Octogenarian's Funny Bone will bring a smile to your lips.
This is my most recent article posted on Doctors Hospital's website (my byline will appear if it goes to print and is posted online for a local newspaper).

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Old Road: Farm’s Historic Past With Gettysburg, Civil War

If the walls of a certain Pennsylvania farmhouse west of Cashtown could talk, they would tell about a war-torn America in the 1860s. My ancestors who lived in that farmhouse witnessed Civil War history in the making as Confederate troops marched on by. The soldiers were on their way to fight in one of the war’s most infamous battles—Gettysburg.

The newspaper article displayed below tells about a road that passes in front of the farmhouse located seven miles west of the battlefield. A newspaper editor wrote the piece in 1992 after interviewing my great aunt, Grace Kane.

In addition to reading “The Old Road,” take a look at my blog entry I posted here in December 2011 entitled “Gettysburg, a Ford Mustang and Family Folklore.” I wrote the story about the history of the farm after my son and I visited the area in the summer of 2011.

Right-click on the article above and select from the drop-down box
one of the "open link" options (preferably "open link in new window").
Then zoom in or enlarge the article for easier reading.