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Break Through the Brick Walls

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.” ~ George Lucas ~ Many of you may not know I’ve being doing genealogy research for close to two… Continue reading Break Through the Brick Walls

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Windy Day at Fort Pulaski, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You may not be able to tell from this picture, but it was extremely windy…especially up on top of Fort Pulaski (GA) when this picture was taken. It was taking a lot of “mystical hat holding onto” powers for T & H’s dapper cover to stay in place. I recommended Velcro but that went over… Continue reading Windy Day at Fort Pulaski, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I have a thing about old doors. They’re kind of like walls…if only they could talk. But, in the case of doors, who has passed back and forth over their threshold? What have they held out and shut in, created safe harbor for, or what kind of secrets have they kept secret? This door was… Continue reading Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

r Last Saturday after the Race for the Cure, Tall & Handsome and I spent some time taking in some local color. By happenstance we discovered Fort Pulaski. The fort had been built in 1847 and held by the Union, but once South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860 Georgia followed and then Georgia… Continue reading Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall..

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall… By Beverly Hicks Burch In her book A Quilter’s Diary: Written in Stitches, author Mimi Dietrich includes a section on “heritage”. Many of you would not be surprised to know I was drawn to that section. After all, genealogy… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall..