Tuesday, March 2, 2010
When it's nice outside, my children love to go out and play. They walk around the land a lot and play pretend. But sometimes, when my oldest is alone, he likes to go in the old family cemetery that is on our property. It's in those woods pictured above.
He has made a friend in the cemetery. His name is David and he was a a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. I know that sounds strange. But, sometimes he goes in there and talks to him. My son says it's very peaceful. He wonders what David's life was like way back then.
Both Mitchell and I love history, so I tried to help him learn a little more about David. We learned he was married and had a daughter. He also lived to be 72, so he survived being a soldier in the war. We learned a little bit more about the war, so he could understand what David had been through. There were conflicting reports as to which Company he served in. On his grave stone it says H, but in our research, we found it to be Company E.
I am happy whenever Mitchell wants to learn! Since we homeschool, we can stop what we are doing and focus on something that interests him for awhile. Like we did learning about the Civil War.