Today is a personal holiday. It reminds me that I have limited time. My life is not over, but I have suffered another annual blow.
At sixty-three, I am far more than halfway finished with this world. The 20th century has come and gone, yet the 21st century does not have to be the same. Each century something new happens that makes life a little different, a little better. In the face of all that is going on in our world no one can say that they do not know what to do. Our canvas is filled with so much to pick from.
Today is also the sesquicentennial of the Confederate shelling of Carlisle, PA. Our home in Carlisle was built in 1844. An anecdote found on the PA Historic Resource Survey Form of the PA Historical and Museum Commission states, “On the right side of the front door in the brickwork of the facade is an indentation where a cannonball supposedly hit during the Civil War.” Whether the anecdote is true, I know not. A friend once advised, never let facts get in the way of a good story.
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