ENJOY A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER

I’m pleased to announce the release of a collection of Christmas short stories, Bright Lights and Candle Glow. You can download this anthology for FREE! This collection from eight talented authors boasts short stories set during the winter holiday season. These tales encompass sober themes, heartwarming messages, and uplifting endings, appropriate for the winter seasonContinue reading “ENJOY A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER”

WHEN WILL WE LEARN? #VOTE 2016

The name of this blog is “Living Lightly,” but the topic of this post may veer from my intentions when I first started the blog. However, I must write what’s in my heart even if it means some of you (I hope not) decide to unfollow me. I’m sickened by the political debacle occurring inContinue reading “WHEN WILL WE LEARN? #VOTE 2016”

THE MEANING OF #MEMORIAL DAY

Decoration Day, which we’ve come to call Memorial Day, began in 1866 as a way to honor those who fought and died in the Civil War (1861-1865). Until 1971, it was celebrated on May 30. Now we celebrate it on the last Monday of May, usually as a way to start the summer season ratherContinue reading “THE MEANING OF #MEMORIAL DAY”

#Civil War in April 1861 – #Virginia

I woke this morning of Easter thinking of my great grandfather and where he might have spent Easter during his years as a soldier in the Union Army. He makes no reference to the religious holiday even though he was a deeply religious man. However, I found a passage in his memoir,┬áCivil War Journal ofContinue reading “#Civil War in April 1861 – #Virginia”

Some Things Never Change

As I prepared to start my day with frigid temperatures and snow falling outside, I thought about my great grandfather, Harmon Camburn, and what life must have been like for him and the other soldiers fighting in the Civil War during the winter. I went to his journal (Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier),Continue reading “Some Things Never Change”