We’re still posting via the iPhone app, so can’t write much. The world will have to wait a little longer for GHB and LHB to give their accounts of the Worst Museum Visit Ever and The B Bus Brake Job Blues. But here are a few highlights of our week.
Once we had JLB on board and weathered our repair delay, we had a day of exploring family history in southwestern Virginia. Giles Thomas is a six-greats grandfather; he enlisted in Washington’s Army at age 16, witnessed the surrender of the British at Yorktown, married a cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), died in 1842 and was buried in Blacksburg, VA where we tracked him down.
A little further down the road at tiny Hickman Cemetery, burial place of the Chumbleys, family of JLB’s paternal grandmother. They had a farm on the banks of the New River / Civil War era. A place that feels lost in time.