I am very pleased and proud to announce that my post, "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day," was number 3 on the list of Top Ten reads. This was the post concerning the origin of the Christmas carol of the same name, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
It is a sweet, sad story, and rereading the words, with the inclusion of the stanzas usually left out because of their Civil War references, is a chilling experience. The American Civil War touched so many--the famous, the unknown, everyone in between.
It still touches many of us.
My deepest thanks to Kris and Chris, of ECW, for giving me the opportunity to be part of their blog. It is a charge I take very seriously.