The Staff of US Legacies would like to wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nations Civil War dead by decorating their graves. Many cities and states lay claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. The true origin of Memorial Day is unknown.
Submitted by: David Redd
I thank you for life, for living, for kindness and love.
For being the mother you are.
You’ve always’ been there at my beckoning call.
When God Put the stars in the sky.
He added you my special star.
You are my Mother, the greatest of all.
Rain brings flowers and I think of you.
So every time I see a flower or star.
War vs Chess
Fighting a war is like playing a chess game. The perfect chess game has never been played and the perfect war has never been fought.
In Iraq, Sadam has advisors whispering in his ear, pointing out any suspected weakness they see in the coalition game plan.
In England, Blair has advisors whispering in his ear, pointing out any suspected weakness they see in the coalition game plan.
Bob Collins of Southern Indiana and his father. Name of father or date of photo is unknown. Submitted by James Bullington
By Jennifer ThomApson
Editor, Good Old Days
The month of May, for me, brings a great surge of energy. Its easy to realize the origin of this energy. It begins with the steady, warm climate, and memories of what this time of year meant in my childhood.
General George Patton
Dear U.S. Legacies,
My mothers maiden name is Margie Nell Patton. She is in her late 70s. She is looking for some genealogy material for General George Patton that might yield this info. Can you point us in the right direction please?
Thanks for your time,
Birth date unknown
This story and recipes sent in by Cindy Hummel are a great example of legacies and memories. Cindy and her family are carrying on traditions and enjoy memories of a woman they never met.
What a wonderful way to honor Martha Hostetter. Without Cindy sharing, the world would have missed memories of Martha.
Andy Rooney and Gen Patton
From Jim Franklin
In the Feb issue there was a letter from Tom stating that Andy Rooney made a remark that astonished me, that Gen Patton was not a good General, and did not do that much in the victory of Germany, and got a lot of credit for things he didn’t do, but gave most of the credit to Omar Bradley who I think is a great General. Andy Rooney didn’t think Patton was or did what they all said he did.
It happened in April
April 9, 1865
"It would be useless and therefore cruel, to provoke the further effusion of blood," said Confederate General Robert E. Lee, "and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender." After four years of fighting the Civil War, Lee knew it was time to put an end to the fighting. Do you know where General Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to the Union Army?
Submitted by Kelly Denise Baker
Whether it was in his youth
or more recent days,
there was a warmth about him...
there was always a warmth in his eyes.
Some of us have our last memories of him
with him looking back at us
barely having the energy to talk,
but having all the energy in the world
to form a big smile.
I know him to be the one in the family
It is very important that in the title of this piece, that the "veil" in reveiled be in italics. This word is meant to be "revealed," and is purposely misspelled to include the word veil. That is why those four letters must be italicized.
USS Florence Nightingale AP 70 (navsource.org)
Letter from a WWII Group
I started out in the scouts and raiders in 1942. After North Africa. I went abroad The USS Florence Nightingale AP 70. Stayed aboard her for 22 months. Making the invasion of Siscly, Selnora, Point De Lac, and Southern France.
Regarding Class Trip
I really enjoyed reading about your trip to DC and the Marine Memorial. I am a WWII veteran and I hope you and your students got a chance to visit the WWII Memorial. The WWII Memorial is not a veterans memorial, it is a monument to all those people that made victory possible. This includes the defense workers and the people at home that did so much to help us win a hard fought victory.
If you're headed in the wrong direction, u-turns are allowed
For every 60 seconds of anger, you lose one minute of happiness.
Kindness: a language the deaf can hear, the blind can see, and the mute can speak.
When you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours.
I do not think happiness is too hard to find -- it is how you treat it once you get hold of it that counts.
What holds you together is far greater than what can tear you apart.
Mrs. Myra A. Feaster
The funeral of Mrs Myra A. Feaster, 306 West Cumberland Street, took place this afternoon at Rohland Funeral Home where scores of friends viewed the body and also attended the services.
Rev. J. Calvin Keene, of Cleona and Rev. McComsey of Lancaster, pastor of the local Pentecostal Mission, officiated and the bearers were John, Robert, and Wayne Miller, John Biever, John Keenan and Andrew Mitro. The remains were intered . . .
By Linda Clark
Back in the good old days of my youth, freezers were a new thing and very few people could afford them, so we used Hot Water Bath Canning instead. So this month, I will tell you how Hot Water Bath Canning was and is still done.
It is the oldest way to can food in jars to preserve it. Not just vegetables and fruit were done but meat was also done the same way.
In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs," therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression: "Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg."
From Women’s Society of Christian Service
Grandview, Indiana Methodist Church
Dumplings - Good
Legacy of Rilla Parker
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon soda
1 tablespoon lard
Mix and roll out thin on floured board. Cut in small strips or squares.
Legacy of Kathryn Moseby
1922 photograph of Anna Cahoon nee Hasenmyer, Carrie Smith nee Hasenmyer, Amelia Hasenmyer nee Kebortz, Amelia Wetherill nee Hasenmyer, Ida Parker nee Hasenmyer and Helen Held nee Parker.
by Helen Held nee Parker and Franklin T. Wike, Jr.
Helen Held nee Parker is in her late 80s. The photograph above shows her standing beside her mother, three of her mothers sisters and Helen’s grandmother, Amelia Hasenmyer nee Kebortz. This photograph was taken around 1921 or 1922 at her grandmother’s house.
Left to Right from Top to Bottom: Arthur Crouch holding Jane Crouch, Cliff Thayer holding Bob Thayer,
George Hosea Batho (11/30/1884-11/30/1970, born in East Boston, MS, died in Lake Charles, LA) holding Jeanne Margaret Batho (3/24/1919 – 3/18/1999, born in Boston,
MS died in VT, approximately 5 months old in this photo) Sherman