Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Head Nut Speaking

"Hello, Head Nut speakin'?" 

Crazy greeting, huh? Believe it or not, but it does get used in my family. And often I'm referred to as one of the acorns that don't fall far from the tree or as another one in the bunch that's all cracked up. :) I guess we all get a little nutty at times. But this little acorn heard something interesting about her family tree this past week. Back in the 1820s at age 16 I had a relative receive a land grant in Texas. (And they couldn't get rid of us ;) ) He fought in both the Civil War and the Mexican War.

Learning this information kind of makes the past seem more real. What about you? What heritage makes you proud or makes history come alive for you?