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 – Battle at Seven Pines, 1862

This excerpt from Civil War Journal of a Confederate Soldier – the memoir of my great grandfather – shows firsthand the horrors of war. There are no winners here at Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Virginia. May 31 – Orders came for us to report to General Kearney at Seven Pines Tavern. Without delay, we wereContinue reading “#Civil War – Battle at Seven Pines, 1862”

Words of a #Civil War Soldier Show Not Much Has Changed

Today’s post is inspired by my fellow blogger and author, Lori Crane, over at A Day in the Life of Patootie. She’s challenged all bloggers to participate in a month-long series of posts about our ancestors. Check out her blog – she’s loaded with anecdotes from her lineage. In the past few weeks, I’ve immersedContinue reading “Words of a #Civil War Soldier Show Not Much Has Changed”