Tombstone Tuesday: Martin Van Buren Corn

I came across the story of this New Mexico pioneer while researching a ghost town article.  In 1991, the Roswell Daily Record called his family one of Roswell’s oldest and largest.  Since the late 1870’s several generations of this family have lived and thrived...

Book Review Thursday: The Wright Brothers

I have to admit that, despite the fact I love reading history books, this is my first David McCullough book.  I’ve certainly heard of him, knew of his reputation for excellence, and wanted to read his books, but never opened one until this past week.  Suffice it to...

Hymnspiration: In Times Like These

During World War II, Ruth Caye Jones wrote the words and music to this simple, yet powerful, gospel song.  Mrs. Jones, a housewife, related that in the middle of her busy day she received spiritual inspiration – she wrote what God told her to write down.  The song was...

Book Review Thursday: Dead Wake

This book written by Erik Larson tells the story surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.  The war in Europe had begun the year before and Germany was becoming increasingly aggressive in its efforts to terrorize ships flying the flags of their...

Tombstone Tuesday: Baron DeKalb Stansell

Baron DeKalb Stansell was born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia on November 25, 1833 to parents David and Priscilla (Chastain) Stansell.  DeKalb County was established in 1822 from parts of Henry, Gwinett and Fayette counties and named after Baron Johann de Kalb, a...