For Marilyn, Part 4

We’re back again.  To mark the 149th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, they have a march to the Carter house.  Some of us went that day, I think it was Kevin, James, MaryEllen, Vincent, Genevieve, and I.  We marched with the Confederates from Winstead Hill to the Carter house.  Kevin was in with the Cedar Bush Mess and James was with the Sharpshooters.  It was actually the first time we had ever been to Winstead Hill.

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As you may be able to see by the noses, it was a bit chilly.

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An interesting thing about this photo is that Kevin was being photographed by a man.  Later I found out the man was looking for someone to be the lead in a film about the Battle of Franklin.  He chose Kevin.  More about that later.

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The boys, John, Kevin, and James, had been to their first reenactment in Franklin a week or so before this march.  I had to miss it.  However, they had captured Grant there.  So, they went up and reminded him of that.

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Speaking of that reenactment, James went down and cut his eyelid on a piece of grass.  Everyone who saw it said it bled like the devil and they were afraid he had shot his eye out or something.  I don’t have many pictures from that at all.  But here is one…


Kevin looks like the bottom tip of the flag is coming out of his head with the blanket roll on his soldier.  John is the one who looks like he is under the flag with the gray kepi on.  I hope that is sort of clear.

John turned 17 that year, but I don’t have a great photo of that day, unfortunately.

December came and one day we got a box of Cheryl’s cookies from some of our favorite relatives!  We took a thank you picture.

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Next we tried to get a decent Christmas picture.  It is always so hard!

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Merry Christmas 2013!!!!

New Year’s Day found us at a wedding!!! Beth and Donald tied the knot!  Oh happy day!

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Genevieve turned 1!!!

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There was a video shoot.  It was that man who met Kevin in Franklin.  He asked Kevin to bring his Mom and sister with him.  He took footage and took some pictures of us as well.  We just received our copy of the finished product (and this is September 2014 now).  It’s really neat!  It is called “Somebody’s Darling” by Tony Silva.

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Next came MaryEllen’s 11th birthday.  I’m sorry to say I don’t have great pictures from that either.

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We had a warm day in February 2014:

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Our cat Rosie Toes:

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The boys were out filming a war movie:

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On to the next part….


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