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It's been a lazy hazy (hazy lazy) day. We stayed up quite late last night and I slept in this morning. Isadora is off at a mini camp with my mom so there was no one to wake us up. Rhiannon is all 'grown' and quite capable of turning the tv on or playing computer games by herself. She seems to be reveling in the peace and quite.
Tomas made me pancakes this morning. I watched him to this once. It was scary. Pancakes are one of few things he cooks and he seems to have an attack approach to them. He cranks the heat up high, opens the window, closes the kitchen door, turns on the exhaust and does some sort of screaming devil maneuver where he somehow manages to cook the fuck out of them and yank them just before they burn, almost. It produces a great deal of fury and smoke in the kitchen so I was glad it was all said and done when I woke up and I was merely presented with the finished plate rather than having to witness their creation. Once was enough thank you. I'm content to clean up the mess afterwards.
I've just started Ken Burn's documentary on the Civil War and had to pause it so that I can rifle through my family history and collect all the names of the Civil War vets. I want to know the battles they were in so that I can more enthusiastically participate in the documentary. Whee. There aren't as many vets as I expected to find. Most of my ancestors seem to be straddling the line of too old or too young to have been in it. That or I'm having trouble locating their units. There is a great listing of C.S.A. peeps in Georgia but often you get initials rather than full names and that's too fuzzy to really use. I did get Uriah Taylor pinned down. He was my grandfather's great grandfather and in the Georgia Infantry 5th Regiment Company I, the Muscogee County company known as the 'Georgia Grays'. I'm still not sure of the right way to list all of that.
Anyway, his regiment fought in quite a few battles including Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and the Atlanta Campaign. That's pretty exciting to me as I grew up going to Chattanooga fairly often and have always been pretty familiar with the 'Battle in the Clouds' story. Hopefully I'll get a few more people figured out. On my mom's side all four of the boys in one family went to war. Three of them died. I wish I could figure out which group they were with but there were quite a few people with their surname in the lists and a lot of initials.

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