Thursday, June 28, 2012

A little maintenance

On the off-chance anybody is still coming by and reading this blog, you will have noticed the new template. I'm still updating it along with trying to get comments imported, as Echo is shutting down its comment system in October and I want to get a jump on it. So far I have Disqus more or less installed, but I'm still trying to import the old comments into it. Meanwhile, I'm disabling commenting until I can get it straightened out. I'll also be replenishing my sidebar as soon as time allows. Of course, given how seldom I've been posting lately, who's likely to notice anyway?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Who was Hiram Cronk?

The last man alive to have taken up arms for the United States against the British Empire, that's who. His funeral procession was preserved on film in 1905:

I have to wonder what he would have thought a dozen years later when American boys fought alongside British soldiers. More good stuff about the War of 1812 here.