09/07/2009 @1999-2009 - Sue Ashby
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|Home Made Lye Soap
4 lbs.drained animal grease (do not use any kind of vegetable oil or
or you can use 4 lbs lard (animal) from grocer.
Town and Community
|Two early Medlin marriages
in Moore Co.
1. A marriage license was purchased in 1787 for Thomas WOODS and Fereby MEDLIN with John MEDLIN posting security.
2. A marriage license was issued on November 21, 1815
by Clerk of Court Connor Dowd to John MEDLIN and
Elizabeth COX. (The original of this marriage license
I know the sun shines, and the lilacs are blowing,
And the summer sends kisses by beautiful May --
Oh! to see all the treasures the spring is bestowing,
And think my boy Willie enlisted today.
It seems but a day since at twilight, low humming,
I rocked him to sleep with his cheek upon mine,
While Robby, the four-year old, watched for the coming
Of father, adown the street's indistinct line.
It is many a year since my Harry departed,
To come back no more in the twilight or dawn:
And Robby grew weary of watching, and started
Alone on the journey his father had gone.
It is many a year -- and this afternoon sitting
At Robby's old window, I heard the band play,
And suddenly ceased dreaming over my knitting,
To recollect Willie is twenty today.
And that, standing beside him this soft May-day morning,
And the sun making gold of his wreathed cigar smoke,
I saw in his sweet eyes and lips a faint warning,
And choked down the tears when he eagerly spoke:
"Dear mother, you know how these Northmen are crowing,
They would trample the rights of the South in the dust,
The boys are all fire; and they wish I were going --"
He stopped, but his eyes said. "Oh, say if I must!"
I smiled on the boy, though my heart it seemed breaking,
My eyes filled with tears, so I turned them away,
And answered him, "Willie, 'tis well you are waking --
Go, act as your father would bid you, today!"
I sit in the window, and see the flags flying,
And drearily list to the roll of the drum,
And smother the pain in my heart that is lying
And bid all the fears in my bosom be dumb.
I shall sit in the window when summer is lying
Out over the fields, and the honey-bee's hum
Lulls the rose at the porch from her tremulous sighing,
And watch for the face of my darling to come.
And if he should fall --his young life he has given
For freedom's sweet sake; and for me, I will pray
Once more with my Harry and Robby in Heaven
To meet the dear boy who enlisted today.