So two weeks from yesterday, my mother and I leave for vacation. We're going to Tennessee for a week: Memphis, Shiloh, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg.
I'm sure you're wondering where family research fits in, right?
Well, my great great great grandfather Emery Clifford fought in the Civil War, remember? He was part of the 17th Indiana and, in all likelihood, was at the battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth (part of the Shiloh battlefield) and maybe even Chattanooga and Chickamauga. So I get to indulge my Civil War obsession AND be where my ancestor fought at the same time.
Be still my heart.