Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's a battle cry

It is a battle cry and it needs to be heard through out not just the USA but the world.  I have always loved reading about the revolutionary war years.  Perhaps that rebellion within me accounts for my understanding of why my ancestors did what they did.  And I've always believed that one day we, believers, will need to take the same stand that they did. They fought for what they believed in.

My husband has been talking a lot lately about the great awakenings and this appeal to heaven.  I think he is on to something.  Nothing original but God is making it real to us.  

It really all started back before we were even a nation.  Back to a time when my ancestors and Doug's too came here to settle.  Germans and Englishmen.  What drove them? - The Klocks were driven from Germany after severe freezing weather killed many trees making it hard to survive

In 1600, the Huaynaputina in Peru erupted. Tree ring studies show that 1601 was cold. Russia had its worst famine in 1601-1603. From 1600 to 1602,SwitzerlandLatvia and Estonia had exceptionally cold winters. The wine harvest was late in 1601 in France, and in Peru and Germany, wine production collapsed. Peach trees bloomed late in China, and Lake Suwa in Japan froze early.[Wikipedia]
In fact, there were many famines caused by extreme weather during the 1600's .

 NASA defines the term as a cold period between AD 1550 and 1850 and notes three particularly cold intervals: one beginning about 1650, another about 1770, and the last in 1850, each separated by intervals of slight warming.  It is of interest to me that in 1850 both the Benson and the Heinrich families journeyed to America.  

But I am wandering here, as I listen to the fireworks in the distance.  And I got lost in the Klock genealogy.