First, I wish to announce that Rae-Rae and Rosie, the team of clever British teenagers who ran the blog HMS Hitchenbrook, have each started a new blog of their own. Rae-Rae continues to explore important aspects and fascinating incidences that took place in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail on "The Great Cabin". Of couse, Lord Nelson still looms large as the guiding star for the project. Here's the link for it: http://thegreatcabin.blogspot.com/
Rosie has branched off into the broad scope of the Long 18th Century in Britain, France, and beyond. Full of colorful characters from monarchs to musicians, she calls it "The Macaroni Club" in honor of 18th century ladies and gents who really knew how to dress! Here's the link to that: http://themacaroniclub.blogspot.com/
Next, I wanted to extend an exuberant congratulations to GWright, my friend from Glasgow, Scotland, and his new bride upon their wedding! They recently returned from their honeymoon in Italy, and I'm still looking forward to oppurtunity of seeing some of their pics from there. Cheers, to ye both, and may you be blessed abundantly in your new married life :-)
Also, I wanted to ask you all to please pray for the soul a dear friend of our family, Steve B., who passed away this week, the day before Thanksgiving. He suffered from kidney failure some 30 years ago and endured many operations and painful procedures, including having a kidney transplant and a finger amputated. He was being kept alive through dialisis and recently decided to go off of it. He was a truly courageous and Christ-like man who showed love to all those who he met. He used to be both a teacher and a musician, playing Country Music and Gosepl hymns in a band. He was like an uncle to me. Many people will mourn his loss.
On another note, I would like to say that a certain commenter chose to rudely bash my post about the qualities of a soul-mate and remain anonymous. As I have said in the past, my readers have every right to disagree with me and I welcome respectful dialogue about our differences. However, crude and insulting comments will not be approved. Further, anonymous comments will not be approved unless a name/username is given below letting me know who you are.
Thanks for reading the announcements! God Bless!
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