My Angel, My Muse, My Sweetheart, My Love, awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013, and left me yet dreaming. To say that I was devastated is not to understand in the slightest the pain I... More > felt. I lost my heart, I lost my mind, I lost my will to live.
My Darling spoke to me on September 2, as I was preparing her Celebration, and told me to write this book. She speaks to me yet, and most of the words in this book, that appear after she awoke, I truly believe came from her.
My fondest wish is that you, Dear Reader, will find words in this little tome that will touch your heart, and make the love that you feel for your own love a little more tender, a little sweeter, a little stronger.
Please share these words with your love.
I wish you love, Dear Reader, a love as strong as mine!
This, I say to you, Dear Reader, let not a day go by without speaking your love. Go speak it now! Your lover needs hear thee!< Less
In 1835, a 22-year-old Swede set sail for America knowing little of his plans but to trade uncertain prospects at home for the promise of the new land.
Gustaf Adolphus George Westfeldt turned out to... More > be a natural businessman who prospered through timely investments, hard work and resourcefulness. He would marry a young Irish woman named Jane McLoskey, and together they would raise 10 children.
The Westfeldts of Rugby Grange tells the story of the family, from their lives in Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans to their extensive travel abroad and their settling, around 1870, on a large tract of land in the mountains of North Carolina. The family’s journey parallels history, and makes some history of its own, from the green coffee brokerage that brought the family wealth, to the Civil War, to the origins of the nation’s conservation movement.< Less
Remarkable people shape a country… a state… a county… a neighborhood… a family… an empire. One group of such notable folks was the Murray Clan, whose early... More > migration into the American Colonies with other Scotch-Irish cast the fate and fortune of the Fletcher area located in Henderson County, North Carolina. Here the Murray legend begins with Samuel Murray, Sr., his family, and his empire.< Less