Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day, 2019

May 27, 2019

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 66F degrees, headed for the upper seventies.  It's going to be another beautiful day here in New England.  Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S.  Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Let us always remember the price that was paid for our freedom.

So many of my family served in the Armed Forces, and today I'll share three of them with you.  First, meet William Jacob Loud.  He was born March 4, 1829 in Randolph, Massachusetts. on a small farm where he became a Hostler.  (caretaker of horses)  He enlisted in the Civil War July 29, 1862 in Co. E 35 MA. INF, and was discharged at Alexandria, VA June 29, 1865.  He died October 28, 1902.

This is General George Byron Loud.   He was born September 17, 1845 in Pittston, Maine.  At age sixteen at Lynn, MA. on August 25, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. F 41st. MA. VOLS. (3rd Cavalry).  During the siege of Port Hudson, LA., he was wounded and was off duty for three months.  He was honorably discharged at Baton Rouge, LA. with the rank of Lieutenant on February 22, 1867.

After the war, he was active in LA, MS, and NY. state militias attaining the rank of Brigadier General.  At the age of eighteen, he was a commissioned officer of the Civil War, probably the youngest of that war.  After the war he was one of the first to organize the state troops of Louisiana and was prominent among those who instituted the public school system of LA.  He was an eloquent speaker, and sustained the reputation of being the "Silver tongued orator of New York City."  He died July 31, 1922.

This is Charles Flagg Loud.  He was born in Randolph, Maine on January 14, 1877.  In the summer of 1907, he moved to Rockland, MA.  In his early life, Charles F. Loud was a shoemaker.  He was a Private in Co. D First Regiment of Maine Infantry in the Spanish American War.  He was a great ham operator, a hobby that he enjoyed until just before he died at Boston V.A. Hospital on March 27, 1965.  He is shown here with his wife Maude.

I think that's enough history for today.  There's a lot of interesting stuff in my Family Book, so I'll have to dig out some more to share another day.  Right now, I'm trying to decide what I should do today.  Should I do household chores?  Or should I sit out on the porch and crochet?   Of course, I already wore myself out just thinking of the chores that I could be doing, so it's probably best if I sit on the porch and rest up.  hahaha. 

Today I have another new quick page for you.  This one features Rosie Raccoon as she is strolling through the park looking for food for her family.  Enjoy!

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Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Angelicastar said...

You and Pogo just sit on your porch and enjoy this holiday. The chores are going to always be there waiting for us when we get around to doing them. Sometimes more than we want is there. (lol) I did my bbq yesterday and it has worn me down for today. Have a great and relaxing memorial day

Theresa said...

Oh your weather sounds heavenly! I enjoyed the history lesson! I appreciate all who serve, have served and those who gave it all for us! Have a blessed day dear friend, I am WAY behind on everything! Playing catch-up today! HUGS!

Annsterw said...

Thank you so much to all of those that have served and given their lives for our freedom! I am saying prayers for all you mentioned! HUGS! Have a restful day Miss Edna!