26 November 2008 by Published in: General musings 8 comments

Like so many other millions of Americans, Susan and I will be hitting the road this afternoon, headed to my hometown of Reading, PA for Thanksgiving. It’s going to be a long and miserable drive, but hopefully, the joy of spending holidays with one’s loved ones makes the suffering worthwhile.

To each and every one of you who give part of your day to indulge my rantings, we wish you a joyous, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving. In spite of these very grim economic times, we still have plenty for which to be grateful, including the hope of a new beginning.

Personally, I am thankful for each of you for the time you spend here.

Have safe travels, enjoy the turkey and the football, and most of all, enjoy the time with your families.

Scridb filter

Comments

  1. Wed 26th Nov 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Same to you!

  2. Wed 26th Nov 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Ditto my friend. Have a blessed trip.

  3. Ken Noe
    Wed 26th Nov 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Be careful in Reading–don’t break your leg like a certain Dodger pitcher just did there!

  4. Wed 26th Nov 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Perhaps we’ll pass you (or the other way around) on either 81 or 78 as my wife and I travel to Orwigsburg tomorrow. . .just down the road from Reading.

    Be sure to pay your respects to the David Gregg statue while you’re there!

  5. Wed 26th Nov 2008 at 9:49 pm

    My dad was from Reading. I’m even hip to the Pagoda!

    Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.

    Wave to John Hoptak.

    Mannie

    (the only place we travel on the holidays is to the kitchen and back)

  6. Thu 27th Nov 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Bro, best to you and yours.

    We had a non traditional lobster-fest here in Maine today as we’re heading out for a week and didn’t want a fridge full of leftovers!

    Need to make plans for Cav Fest ’09

    Mike

  7. Don Hallstrom
    Fri 28th Nov 2008 at 11:21 am

    Hello Eric

    I believe you are reviewing posts prior to them getting to your blog. I hope so as this is off subject, but wanted your opinion and wasn’t really sure how to contact you other than the blog. I certainly don’t want to clutter the blog up. If you could respond to the email listed, I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve been checking in with your blog weekly for about a year and also reviewing the archive. I’ve really enjoyed the information.

    At one point you and fellow blogger Drew Wagenhoffer over at his blog have both commentted about White Mane Publishing and their products.

    I’ve been collecting Civil War books for over 20 year and I’m in the process of getting the collection appraised and doing a little culling. I have a number of White Mane books and earlier in my collecting I wasn’t very picky. However, as time has gone by and I’ve found more resources of information, I’ve become a stricter collector. Below are the titles I have. I bought some because I liked the subject and others because there wasn’t anything written about the subject. There certainly are some duds in the list!

    I recently came across a title I wasn’t aware of and wanted you opinion of this title and another I was looking at.

    1. Hoosiers Honor The Iron Brigade’s 19th Indiana Regiment – Venner, William ( I have a history of same regiment by Dunn from Guild Press).
    2. Stopping Pickett The History of the Philadelphia Brigade – Gottfried (Gottfried is coming to our next Rocky MTN Roundtable Sympossium)

    Are there any White Mane Titles you would recommend? Always looking for good material

    My White Mane Purchases:
    INTO THE FIGHT, PICKETT’S CHARGE – PRIEST
    VICTORY WITHOUT TRIUMPH – PRIEST
    ANTIETAM SOLDIERS BATTLE – PRIEST
    BEFORE ANTIETAM, SOUTH MOUNTAIN – PRIEST
    NOWHERE TO RUN – PRIEST
    RED DIAMOND REGIMENT – JORDAN
    LAW’S ALABAMA BRIGADE – LAINE
    THE STRUCK EAGLE, MICAH JENKINS – BALDWIN
    PUT THE VERMONTERS AHEAD – PARSONS
    THE SOUTH’S FINEST – TUCKER
    WE SHALL MEET AGAIN – MCDONALD
    THE LITTLE JEFF – HOPKINS
    FROM SELMA TO APPOMATTOX – LABODA
    27TH INDIANA INFANTRY – JONES
    PICKETT – LONGACRE
    DISTINCTION IN EVERY SERVICE BIO. OF GEN. CLINGMAN – BRAGG

    Regards and have a happy holiday season

    Don Hallstrom

  8. Fri 28th Nov 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks, everyone.

    I was suffering from tryptophan overload last night. 🙂

    Has anyone ever seen three football games as one-sided as those yesterday? I was tickled to see McNabb have a strong comeback game last night….

    I hope all had a great Turkey Day.

    Eric

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