Monday, June 28, 2010

Things are Moving VERY slowly.

Well, here we are half way through the year and it is time to take stock.  My research is no where near as far along as last year.  The VA is dragging their feet on getting me his records.  I have talked to them twice now and am still waiting.   The Freemasons in New Jersey are about the same, it seems.  This project lacks primary sources related to Vickers other than State Department records and I really want to keep the focus upon the Civil War.

Time will tell, there are always surprises in historical research. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Robinett Family Association Gathering 2010

What a wondeful time in Fulton, MO. They were very interested in learning more about Henry C. and his experiences in the war and his untimely death.

A Christopher Wrens design, St Mary Aldermanbury church in the City of London, is first mentioned in 1181 but was destroyed by the Great fire of London in 1666. Rebuilt in Portland stone by Sir Christopher Wren, it was again gutted by the Blitz in 1940, leaving only the walls. In 1966 these stones were transported to Fulton, Missouri, by the residents of that town, and rebuilt in the grounds of Westminster College, Missouri as a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill had made his Sinews of Peace, "Iron Curtain" speech in the Westminster College Gymnasium in 1946.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Off to Fulton,MO!

I leave for the Robinett Family gathering in Fulton tomorrow morning.  I will be speaking to them about Henry on Saturday.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho

Sheila Coleman came through BIG time.  I am glad the tradition continues on.