Have you any old grudges you would like to pay,Any wrongs lad up from a bygone day?Gather them now and lay them awayWhen Christmas comes.Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend,And life is short from beginning to end;Be kind to yourself, leave nothing to mendWhen Christmas comes.William Haines Lytle I ran across this poem… Continue reading A Civil War Poem
Patriots from Virginia Today I ran across to run across a note in ancestry.com about Virginians serving in the Revolutionary War. The extract attached lists Raglands who served. Raglands Serving in the Revolutionary War Fifteen known Raglands served in the Revolutionary War. All would be descendants of the first Ragland in America, Evan Ragland and… Continue reading Revolutionary War Patriots
Rue is French for Street...Bourbon Street Rue Bourbon is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Bourbon Street is in the French Quarter in NOLA. For at least a couple hundred years the French Quarter and Bourbon Street have been a welcoming point for tens of thousands world travelers. Today Bourbon Street is… Continue reading Did You Know?
The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was in 1818. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. The carnival season in New Orleans begins on January 6, with the ball of the twelfth-night-revelers. Mardi Gras was observed in Louisiana before the founding of the city of New Orleans. The first masqueraders held their celebration on February… Continue reading Did You Know?
The French Quarter Vex Care or Vieux Carré, is the French term for Old Square The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest Neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. It was founded as a military-style grid of seventy squares in 1718 by French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Bienville. The French Quarter of… Continue reading Did You Know?