So my father threatened me if I use real names of "his" family on my blog. My birthmother made me swear I "will never ever write anything about her.
So, in that regard I feel like I am walking on eggshells.
I found out that I was incorrect about my late uncle being an extra in the movie diner. instead I found out that the movie
diner by barry levinson was based on the lives of these jewish boys who hung out at a particular diner. one of those boys was my late uncle. I never met him, nor do I know what he looks like
I also found out (are u sitting down?!)
My ancestor John King who was wounded and in a pow camp during the civil war, journaled about his experiences. those journals are used as educational material in colleges!
See any parallels? I have been journaling since I was little, and in latter life one of my huge motives for writing is to educate.
ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW, THIS IS REALLY EXCITING I have not yet read my ancestors journals. however, he appears to be either my maternal 4x great grandfather or 4x great uncle. I will not know that detail unless I join ancestry.com
here are some links that may help us read my ancestors writings:
here is a note for teachers "ehl helps navigate the world with your students"
Laura Elizabeth Battle wrote:
"Forget me nots of Civil War is:
a romance, containing reminiscences and original letters of two confederate soldiers
this one looks promising:
go to google and enter:
"The account of confederate private John R. King p.o.w.@ Elmira, NY"