Tuesday, June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

4:27 PM Today’s entry on the Crosswalk weblog is called The Two Hundred Dollar Mouse. 7:42 AM The Civil War tour begins a week from Monday. Thirty-eight people will join us for a tour of the major battlefields of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Two weeks from today we’ll visit Gettysburg. In a related story, the oldest Civil War widow died yesterday in Enterprise, Alabama. She was 97. In 1927, when she was 21, she married Confederate veteran William Martin, who was 81. They had one son together. Mr. Martin died in 1931. Two months later she married Mr. Martin’s grandson, Charlie Martin, who died in 1983. The Civil War happened 140 years ago—in fact, 140 years ago today the Union and Confederate armies were engaged in a bloody conflict known as Second Cold Harbor. To put matters in perspective, William Martin served in the Confederate army at Petersburg, Virginia that very year. As William Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” 7:39 AM Counting down … 5 days until the Family Fun Fest—June 6, 12:30-2:30 PM 11 days until the Faith and Freedom Concert—June 12, 7 PM

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