Thursday, March 1, 2012

MARCH 1, 1857: Sarah Elizabeth Hudson Arrives In The World!

THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if  you remember
HOPE SEES THE INVISIBLE, FEELS THE INTANGIBLE, ACHIEVES THE IMPOSSIBLE

IT IS NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE BUT THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS THAT COUNT
Adlai Stevenson

My grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth (Hudson) Pierce was born 155 years ago today.
SHE WAS SO PROUD BEARING THE NAME OF HUDSON
So, am I
and my son, and my grandson, and my great grandson
Grandma Pierce would have been so pleased!

FIVE GENERATIONS NAMED HUDSON!

A PEOPLE WITHOUT A HISTORY IS LIKE WIND ON BUFFALO GRASS
Sioux Proverb

It was a turbulent period, 1857.  She was only 6 days old when the Dred Scot decision was handed down by the U. S. Supreme court, leading to the American Civil War, which started when Grandma was four years old.  She would proudly inform you that she was born in "Old Virginia".  And, so she was.  She was six when West Virginia became a state.

OTHER THINGS MAY CHANGE US BUT WE START AND END WITH FAMILY
Anthony Brant 

When Grandma was two days old, the largest slave auction in the United States was held in Savannah, Georgia.  A man named Pierce Butler sold 436 men, women and children at auction.  The slaves came from two plantations where they, their parents, grandparents and children were born.  The families were cast asunder.  A truly heartbreaking account to read!

BEAUTIFUL YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ACCIDENTS OF NATURE,
BEAUTIFUL OLD PEOPLE ARE WORKS OF ART.
Marjory Barstow-Greenly

Grandma remembered when slave catchers once stopped for a meal at their cabin with a chained runaway slave.  She remembered that the slave was chained to the bed and not fed.

IT WAS A DIFFERENT AMERICA THAT TOOK BLOOD AND TEARS TO CORRECT, INCLUDING MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, INDIVAN PIERCE IN THE UNION ARMY..

When Grandma Pierce was five days old, baseball rules were established to make a game nine innings, replacing the old rule of the first team to make nine homeruns.

For over 50 years, my brother Henry or I would call the other and recall that it was our Grandmother's birthday.  I miss my grandmother.  I also miss my brother Henry.  I trust that another member of the family will take up March 1 as an important day in our family history.

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER USED TO SAY TO HIS WIFE,
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER
WHO IN TURN TOLD HIS DAUGHTER, MY GRANDMOTHER,
WHO REPEATED IT TO HER DAUGHTER, MY MOTHER,
WHO TOLD IT TO HER DAUGHTER, MY SISTER

"THAT TO TALK ELOQUENTLY WAS A VERY GREAT ART,
BUT AN EQUALLY GREAT ONE WAS TO KNOW THE MOMENT TO STOP"
Wolfgang Armadeus Mozart

God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

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