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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

One more gift to you:

Beauty secrets of the bible the ancient arts of beauty and fragrance. If you want to know the basic skin care - check this out. It is made with powdered goats milk and oatmeal ground up. Olive oil - organic and first press. My gift to you this Christmas - makes the skin feel great and look younger. http://www.gingergarrett.com/blog/

A scripture tree:
http://home.att.net/~sheryl2/FLASH/SEASON/ScriptureTreeChristmas.html

How much do you know about Christmas Carols?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/carolquiz,0,7827105,post.triviaquiz

A Christmas Invitation:
WITHOUT CHRISTMAS LIFE WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE
CHRISTMAS RECONNECTS US TO THE POWER SOURCE!

Santa Claus at the North Pole:
http://www.northpole.com/

Happy Birthday to Clara Barton - Founder of the Red Cross - Wikipedia

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln placed Barton in charge of the search for the missing men of the Union Army. Around this time, a young soldier named Dorence Atwater came to her door. He had copied the list of the dead without being discovered by the Andersonville officials, and taken it with him through the lines when he was released from the prison. Having been afraid that the names of the dead would never get to the families, it was his intention to publish the list.

He did accomplish this. His list of nearly 13,000 men was considered invaluable. When the war ended, Barton and Atwater were sent to Andersonville with 42 headboard carvers, and Barton gave credit to young Dorence for what came to be known as “The Atwater List” in her report of the venture.

Dorence also has a report at the beginning of this list, still available through Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia. Because of the work they did, they became known as the "Angels of Andersonville," according to a biography of Barton.

She was also known as "The Angel of the Battlefield". Her work in Andersonville is displayed in the book, Numbering All the Bones, by Ann Rinaldi. This experience launched her on a nationwide campaign to identify all soldiers missing during the Civil War. She published lists of names in newspapers and exchanged letters with soldiers’ families.

So there are always angels around us!

Love and merry, merry, merry Christmas and God Bless,
Chatty

7 comments:

debbie said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU SANDI AND KELLY AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
WE PROBABLY RECEIVED A GOOD 4 PLUS INCHES OF SNOW LAST NIGHT...OKC HAD A RECORD BREAKING SNOW FALL FOR FOREVER IN THEIR HISTORY...14-15 INCHES. ALL THE TURNPIKES WERE CLOSED AND I DON'T THINK THEY ARE REOPENED BECAUSE THERE ARE STRANDED CARS EVERYWHERE.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
THANKS FOR BEING A GOOD FRIEND.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
DEBBIE

Buttercup said...

Stopping by with a big Christmas hello!

The Bloom Girls said...

Merry Christmas Sandi!

Karyn

That corgi :) said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a great day with family!!

very interesting about Clara Barton and Dorence Atwater; I love learning this information on your blog; thanks for always sharing tidbits and trivia :)

betty

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Chatty, hope that you ALL are having a terrific time together! Blessings to all dear friend.

Linda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! hope your holiday was wonderful!

Huggs.............Linda

ocmist said...

Another totally interesting post. If I keep reading your posts (and I plan to) I will be nicer, live better, treat others in a more Godly fashion, and learn enough info to do great in a jeapordy, or some such, game! Wow! You are priceless!!!