Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Another work day at the lake

David helped his grandfather outside:

Sam tested the waters again and played on the beach:

I found a bumper sticker I thought about saving for Tom, but then decided to go ahead and put it on the van:

And just before we quit for the day, Mom and I started going through a box of Grandmother's papers on the porch and found a letter dated December 8, 1865, stating that E.E. Wilson, a private in H Company, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery died in a "Rebel Prison" in Charleston, South Carolina in September 1864. Edward E. Wilson was my great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter, Laura, was 15 when he died. On the back of the letter, written in pencil Great-great Grandmother Laura had written: "Notice of Father's death in the army. Keep."



Blogger I love a Good Yarn said...

What a precious find on your family history. We have recently found some old fireman things of my husband's great great grandfather. He was in the Brooklyn fire Dept, which is now the New York Fire Dept.

I am so glad for you.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that bumper sticker is amazing.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

What lake is that? It's really pretty there.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's Lake Martin. It *is* really pretty - my favorite place to be!

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Laurice Wilson Niceler and I am related to you through Laura's youngest brother, Elmer E. Wilson. Thank you for putting this document online for all of Edward E. Wilson's descendents to see. I was truly moved to see it and to read what it said on the back. if you have other things to share, please let me know at

12:59 PM  

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