31 October 2015

A Visit to the Past

As I have battled depression over the last year, there have often been far more moments of tears than of smiles. Today, though the weather has been dreary, wet, and overcast, had more smiles. I have wanted for a long time to visit the graves of Elias Wallis Roberts (one of David's maternal great-grandfathers) and his second wife Margaret "Maggie" Gotthardt Roberts. Papa Elias's first wife Johnnie/Jonnie Cooper Roberts died when their only child - David's maternal grandfather- was about 8 months old from complications of childbirth. My goal was to see the graves of all of our great-grandparents before I joined them and today that goal was reached. Nona and Papa were the last. Now, on to the great-great-grandparents!

On the way back from Beeville, we stopped in Berclair. The Berclair Mansion looks like a fun place to tour, but they were not open today. They are only open on the last Sunday of each month...so, we were a week late. Maybe next time. This will give me some time to research the history of the house and town.

The last fun thing of a history nature that we did today was stop in the town of Goliad. We saw a really cool old Victorian house that is being used as a funeral home now. I didn't get a picture of that, but was able to get one of the beautiful courthouse there.

 I love the vintage filter in Snapseed. This app is available at the App Store on iPhone. It was a free app when I got it and is one of my favorite!

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