FC: Emma Edmonds | A True Rebel
1: Emma Edmonds is one of my favorite historic people. She has risked her entire life and dedicated it to something she loves. Her country. She was born in December 1841, and knew growing up that she wanted to serve America, no matter what it took. She grew up in Canada but she left home to go to America with the help of her mother due to her physical abusive father, Edmonds started wearing men’s clothes, cut her hair and did whatever she could to ensure her father will never find her, ever. Her father also wanted her to marry a man much older than her, in which she hated. She wanted much more. “the great question to be decided, was, what can I do?” She soon decided.
2: Emma had always been adventurous, and the idea of being in the war spiked her interest when she was little by reading the book on the story of Fanny Campbell, and how she dressed as a man on a pirate ship, all to save her lover! All of this fascinated Emma and it triggered her mind to go beyond the ordinary, and past extraordinary! To be a rebel, you must go against reality and adventure into something unexpected! Edmonds did just that when she decided to do something wild and disguise as a man to join the confederate army. That takes courage, and Emma Edmonds has it all. “My heart is so full I cannot say what I would to you.” Emma edmonds.
3: MAKING MEMORIES
4: When Edmonds joined the army, of course, since back then you had to be a man to be in the army, she had to change her name. She thought of Franklin Flint, but this was not the only disguise she’d have in her life. Edmonds also had to disguise of a slave named “Cuff”, and an Irish peddler named Bridgette O’shea. Making it through all of this firmly explains the qualifications to actually be a rebel. One of her superior officers, General O. M. Poe, recalled that “Frank Thompson was effeminate looking.” | You would assume everything was fine and dandy... up until now. Edmonds got to be terribly sick, and went home unexcused for some time and came back when she was feeling better. She didn’t have much empathy upon her, she had to get used to the fact that she was a man now. And men are strong, on the outside.. "If the horse is dead, get off it". Emma once said.
5: Emma made it through, and was very happy about all she had accomplished inside herself consciously, and the effect she put on her fellow soldiers and her country. Emma Edmonds will go go down in history as a rebel and role model for every woman and man. And these were just some of many reasons Emma Edmonds is a true rebel.
7: "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."
9: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
10: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
11: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
15: Happy Father's Day
16: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen
18: Summer Time!
24: Trick or Treat
26: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
29: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter
31: A Day to Give Thanks
33: J O Y
34: NEW YEAR | HAPPY