Monday, May 31, 2004

Broken link

So, the last widow of a Civil War veteran just died. Her husband was a Johnny Reb. The last wife of a Yankee vet died just last year.

I remember when I was a child back in the 80's reading about the man who was then the oldest person living. He'd been born a slave, and emancipated at the age of four. I remember thinking how strange that was, that I was sharing my time with someone from so foreign a time as that.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?