Thought for Thursday……. Posted on April 17, 2014 by Al You can’t sprinkle happiness on someone else without spilling a few drops on yourself. Rate this:Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
I’d leave this message in another form, if I could find your email address. I want to thank you for mentioning the Sultana. I am now in an infinite regression,and trying to link up my ancestor’s movements. Apparently, he was in Ohio, drafted into a unit charged with protecting the railroad in TN, found his unit overrun by Jubal Early, captured, sent to Andersonville and some how ended up being mustered out of the Army from Arkansas. According to what I have read so far about theSultana, it was carrying troops from New Orleans to Ohio in 1865. Many as you mentioned,had recently been released from Andersonville. Some if the survivors ended up in Arkansas. Now I need to figure out if Jason or J. H. Was one of them. I shoulda made this research a dissertation.
And here’s me who has avoided most material on the Civil War since I studied it as an undergraduate 40 years ago.
No problem. I’ll take any stat I can get….short or long. Here’s my email. firstname.lastname@example.org. Email anytime you need a history fix.
I’ve got some interesting history with Civil War prisoner camps myself. I am originally from Elmira, New York. There was a union prisoner camp there for the last two years of the war. It quickly earned the nickname “the Andersonville of the north”. I was told by family word of mouth that I had ancestors in the local militia there that had guard duty at the camp. I have never researched that, but you are starting to inspire me.After the war, the camp was constructed again as the Elmira Reformatory, the first of its kind in the nation, which used rehabilitation as a theme rather than harsh punishment. It is now known as the Elmira Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison with over 1800 inmates. Doesn’t get the press that Sing Sing and Attica got, but it’s a nasty place with high profile hardened criminals.
Kind of like bleach, huh? 😉
Yes, but without the permanent stains.
Although it would be great if the effects of kindness were lasting…
A great thought. Sadly, the same is true for misery.
Never thought about it, but that’s absolutely correct. I know when I yell at someone for taking my Maltesers, I feel the worse for it.
That’s Peters excuse & he’s sticking to it! 😉
I’m sure he spends every waking moment trying to make you happy….you go, Peter!
he certainly has lots of splashes down the front of his shirt, so that must be the case 🙂
Probably spilled it down the front of my shirt. 😦 It is a lovely thought. Happy Easter, Al.
Same to you Patti. And wear that spilled happiness proudly.
So have you been casting aspersions again?
I love that one!
You are one of those “sprinklers”, Marie.
Better a sprinkler than a tinkler!
Happy Chocolate bunny day!
What a beautiful thought
Thanks for the sprinkle, Patrecia
Always a pleasure to share my sprinkles
That’s Ralph Waldo Emerson and one of my favourite quotes. So true too, if we seek happiness for ourselves it will elude us, seek it for others and we all get sprinkled. Your posts are always a delightful sprinkle for me Al. x
Case in point: The happiness you are spreading to those animals in coming back twofold to you.