Monday, April 1, 2013

April Already

Last week was a much deserved vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast. My parents met us there. Although the week began a bit cold, by Thursday and Friday we had warmer weather for a couple of classic beach days. I didn't know until we all arrived that the area had a special significance for my Dad, who had spent some summers in the '50s at a vacation home owned by my great-grandfather Harry O'Brien. Now I have something new to look up in Florida property records.
Patrick L Jones - Siesta Key, Florida
I am hoping the spring weather has followed us back from the south to DC.

On yesterday's long drive back, we made a stop at a rest area north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The rest area had a large marker for the Battle of Bentonville from the Civil War. On 2 April 1865, Levi Allman died from wounds sustained at that battle. I took a photo of the marker, and post it here for Levi and others who died at Bentonville.
Photo by Patrick L Jones, at rest area north of Fayetteville

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