Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of John Wisdom on the third of May, in sixty-three…. Something isn’t quite right, is it? Back when I was in the classroom I would introduce “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to my fourth graders when we … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
Connecting readers with historical and travel information about the state of Georgia. Follow Lisa's Georgia On My Mind page on Facebook.
We all want historians to stick to the truth regarding documenting historical events, but over time bits and pieces of embellished myths creep into the narrative. I try to stick to the verified events, but sometimes the unverified is just too enticing, and I have to let the words slip from my … [Read more...]
If we are really honest with ourselves we all have a few enemies. Some are real, and some are imagined. Some enemies are bad habits while others are thoughts and feelings, too. Sometimes we have a collective enemy like William Ezra Curtis of Carroll County, Georgia. His enemy happened … [Read more...]
I remember a time when summer vacation actually spanned the months of June, July, and August. I remember a time when kids ran around the yard at twilight catching lightning bugs while the adults talked "big talk" on the porch. I also remember those summer evenings as dusk overtook the day when … [Read more...]