Nancy Cycles!

Nancy Cycles!
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." ... Yogi Berra

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Appomatox and a baseball game

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Civil War history for us at Appomatox where General Lee surrendered his troops to General Grant in April, 1865.

We joined Miss Emma Hix, who lived here in 1865, to hear the story of her quiet, sleepy town of Appomatox.
As we gathered on the front porch of her father's store, she told us of life in the town and how no one could think of a reason that it could be attacked. But attacked it was, just before the surrender. She related the hardships of war, how food staples were hard to get, and how many of the young boys she knew, and had gone to school with, had been killed or injured in battle.

Miss Emma was kind enough to allow me to capture her image with the little black box I carry with me, even though she was familiar with neither the process nor the concept of a *camera*.
After the Civil War surrender at Appomatox we had to get home and prepare for our night at the ball game. Bill and Carol attend the annual fund raiser game and we got skybox tickets to watch the Lynchburg Hillcats beat the Myrtle Beach (SC) Pelicans by 8-5. This was a new adventure for us. We had never attended a baseball game together, and each think we have attended two other games in our lifetime! It was fun to enjoy the local teams, watch the entertainment between innings and when the teams changed fields, and partake in the hot dogs and hamburgers provided for us.



Internet and wifi coverage where we now are is so slow and unpredictable, it has taken me all morning to upload photos and finish this post. I don't know when I will get the next one posted --- but I will sometime!


  1. Love the history and Miss Emma..

  2. She did such a fantastic job, and stayed in period the entire time. It was great.