Well, I’m getting ready to head to Virginia for several weeks with my daughter who snagged an internship at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia for the summer. We will be making a few stops before Colonial Williamsburg. The first stop will be in Blacksburg, Virginia for the Military Strategy in the American Civil War 2011 Signature Conference. This will be on Saturday the 21st. There will be nine historians and authors speaking this year. I’m really looking forward to this, should be very interesting. Then Sunday we are heading to the Ash-Lawn Wine Festival at President Monroe’s home in Charlottesville, after that on to Williamsburg, Virginia to stay with my parents that have retired there.
But the most important item on the agenda is I will be waiting for the next new family member to make an arrival. Baby boy is expected around June 11. My youngest brother, his wife and son Donovan are expecting their second son and a brother. While waiting for the new addition, my parents and I will be doing some genealogy research on the Mills and Warren surname. Our Mills we believe were hatched…LOL…they have been our brick wall for years. Maybe this year will be the year but I’m not holding my breath. For our Warren surname, we will be making our next land and burial excursion for the next Warren generation. Thomas Warren who died April 13, 1749 and was buried in Mattapon St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. We started locating land and burial, if possible, a couple of years ago with the first of our Warren line (arrival around 1625) and working our way up to today.
Then in June my husband will be coming to Williamsburg, Virginia to get me but before we leave for home will be visiting the Virginia Historical Society to tour the, An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia. This exhibit is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. My parents have already seen the exhibit and say it is wonderful.
I know I will be coming back with wonderful memories and lots of information to tell you.
I’ll try to post my adventures as I attend the events but you know how it is when you get the family together, non-stop talking, laughter and busy, busy, busy.