Last year I took part in the April A-Z Challenge and had a blast. My topic last year dealt with travel and places. This year as the A to Z Challenge kicks off, we have choices of topics, so sit back and prepare for my adventure in alphabet land! Frank and I are both battlefield/history buffs. On our honeymoon we visited a well-known battlefield in Tennessee and we got a National Park Passport when we did. I have been to several and so has Frank and now we do them together. That is what sparked my topic choice this year. I am doing a history topic and cannot wait to learn from other bloggers and from my own research. There are so many places to go and so much to see. I want to explore the United States and get to know this country. I hope you will come along on my ride. So let us begin! "Oh the places we will go."
Today's letter is A: Antietam is the piece of history being addressed today. What do you know about Antietam? Did you know that it was the bloodiest one day battle in American History. On that one single day......23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. I think that is some pretty profound facts for a one day battle. Don't you?
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.