Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Favorite Union Soldier

Our Son-in-Law, the history teacher,
who would make a great reenactor!

I love this photo. I don't know why it took me so long to get it posted. 

A lot of what we know about my Great Great Grandpa Isaac Timblin, who fought in the Civil War with the 139 Pennsylvania, was discovered by our son-in-law. I guess I was always too busy reading about the Army of Northern Virginia.

And then there's the next generation,
more interested in Thomas and Friends  :-)

We get to spend time with them (and our daughter and baby - see below) over Thanksgiving break. Can't wait! Skyping and phone calls are nice, but they're just not the same as a real-life hug. Nine hours is too far away.

We got this photo the other day...

Delivery expected late March, 2014

So the other day, Henry was talking to his little unborn sister. He said, 'Hi, Baby. I love you.' So our daughter told him to say, 'I am your brother Henry.'  He got really close to her belly and said, 'You are my brother Henry!'  :-)

He seems to think that Henry would be a good name for his baby sister also. When his mom said that Henry was a boy's name, he replied, 'No, Henry is a train's name.'

How can you argue with that?


 Henry and Mom

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22 comments:

Eva Ason said...

Kids are too funny :)

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

What a lovely family, and what excitement having a baby on the way. It sounds like you are going to have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Jenn S said...

I'm so happy for you and your family!! What what a great picture of the new baby!! Chris and I will find out the sex of our baby on the 13th of this month.. just one more week.. I can't wait!!

Your Thanksgiving will be so wonderful this year :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

It's a girl!!! Congratulations!! You have a gorgeous family, my friend. xo Laura

Susie said...

Great pictures. You have a beautiful family. Love to hear what kids say. You are going to enjoy Thankgiving.xoxoxo, Susie

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What a beautiful family! A baby girl!! How exciting!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Awwww.... I love that story!

I also love Civil War history. Did your ancestor make it through the war? So many didn't. I had them on both sides, and at least one of my Union ancestors was in Virginia where he was wounded. His brother was one of the main doctors for the Union forces and did several THOUSAND surgeries with the vast majority being amputations. I was horrified when I read that. The doctor also marched South where my other relatives lived and where his commander's name became a dirty word among every Southerner down to this day... Sherman. I am just fascinated by Civil War history and have read extensively on that topic, something else we have in common! :-). I have a distant cousin who is an historian and the cousin of famed. I il War historian, Shelby Foote. My greatest regret is that I never got to meet him. I posted a picture of my leg yesterday, and it looks like I fought in the Civil War, too!

xo,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sorry for the typo... Civil War historian, but I imagine you know who Shelby. Foote is if you saw Ken Burns' masterful documentary. And me thinks you did. :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely photos of your family. Your son-in-law could be an actor for sure. Your little Henry is so cute. How exciting that you will welcome a granddaughter next year. I know you will enjoy your visit with your dear ones soon. Have a great day!

Sandra said...

he most certainly makes a very handsome soldier.. and his family is beautiful to... even the little girl Henry is looking great.. to funny

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet. congrats on your expanding family. :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Love the photo of your next generations. I feel bad for those who chose not to have family and are alone.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a little doll! Congrats on the new baby! You have a beautiful family and it's great you'll get to spend Thanksgiving with them!!

Terri Buster said...

Awww- how sweet! I love history- how cool that your son in law dresses the part to teach- that is wonderful!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Congratulations on the new grand baby coming! I just realized today that I wasn't getting updates on your blog. I got that all fixed! Now to go catch up!!

Amy Burzese said...

I'm so excited about another little Henry, even if it is to be a girl. He is so cute. I can see a resemblance to you in these pictures of him and also his mom. That's a handsome soldier too, even if he is a Union. :)

NanaDiana said...

Henry is darling and you sil is very handsome. When I saw him I thought sure he was part of a reenactor group. He sure looks the part.

Looks like you and I are going to have a new granddaughter about the same time. xo Diana

Carla from the The River said...

Hi Judy,
Exciting news...we will be praying.
Carla

Donna said...

Love the photos AND the stories!

Terri D. said...

Love just oozes from these photos and your post, Judy. Love!!!

Judy S. said...

A sister for Henry, what exciting news! Congrats, Grandma! Cool photo of your SIL.

Deborah said...

Congrats on the news of a new baby...a granddaughter...how wonderful! So glad you get to see them at Thanksgiving. Mike has to work this year on that day so we are going to see the kids the weekend before to celebrate.I hope Henry will be glad to get a sister, just not one named Henry. Lol! :-)

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