Thursday, April 30, 2009

Winding down just to start it back up again...

So I have five days left of my sophomore year at Hampden-Sydney. Tuesday I am done with exams and my sophomore school year. Just as school winding down my summer is packed full of activity. My parents and I are going to Boston for vacation before I start my internship at the Museum of Confederacy! I am really excited about working there this summer. I am in the library so I get to look at 19th century documents and either transcribe them or simply help patrons with researching their projects or possibly their family.

So I think this blog might become a retelling of my adventures at the Museum of Confederacy and what I do this summer. This will not only keep a record of everything I am doing it will inform y'all as well.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cleaning the Past

So it might be the historian in me but I loved digging through my grandmothers files today. Not in a stalk-ish sketch way, but she passed away a few weeks ago and today started the process of cleaning up her possessions in her house.

Just my mumma, dad and I were there today I had the task of starting on her filing cabinet. I think I looked through thousands of receipts from 1980, but it was really interesting to see the elderly keep as important information. But what the real find was, was letters from the 1940s between my grandmother and her boss about her leaving the telephone company for another one around 1943. This is history, and it's my family history. I wish I could keep everything we have been finding but unfortunately we don't have any room for it all.

I'm getting the bookcases, which will be nice since I think I have an addiciton. The first step is always addmitting the problem so here it goes: My name is Nathan Ryalls and I am a book-a-holic. There that's doen now. So hopefully one day they will be filled with all my books in my Hampden-Sydney themed office!

well I'm writing to procrastinate my Roman History homework so I guess I should go ahead and start that.

Friday, April 10, 2009

By His Wounds

So another week has gone by and I continually gain more assignments and work to complete before this semester will end.

Today is Good Friday, the celebration and remembrance of Christ's death upon the cross for our sins. I want to share a video of "By His Wounds" written and sung by Mac Powell. I think it simply says it all.

Remember Christ came to save and died upon the cross for us. My friend Megan, speaking at Encounter, ended her talk with asking "He made salvation possible for you; what have you done for Him lately?"

Well what have you?