BigBallinStalin wrote: muy_thaiguy wrote: jonesthecurl wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.
Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!
My oldest books are from the 1870's - two volumes of "Around the World with General Grant".
Cool. Also have a couple of diaries from when a couple ancestors of mine journeyed West to farmstead. Can't read the handwriting except for a few things here and there, but still.
You know, some scholars would be very interested in those journals and would gladly transcribe them for you.
One thing I would like to find out though, that would be nearly impossible, would be to look at the ancestors that did not come over during the Fenian/Irish potatoe famine, if to learn nothing more than the dates they were born and died. The one fled Ireland (direct ancestor) because he was part of the Fenian movement during the Potatoe famine and was forced to flee.
Never taken arms up against anyone, just was tired of being forced to live in poverty simply for being Irish and Catholic.
I am what I am.
What, you expected something deep or flashy?