52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Honoring Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams


February is Black History Month and this week I’m honoring Cathay Williams in my “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” atHaddon’s Musings. Perhaps you know of her?  I had not heard of her until my recent trip to New Mexico. And in all honesty, I wasn’t expecting a historical lesson as I voyaged north on I-25.  But indeed I did learn a lesson, courtesy of the sign below.  Seriously, it almost beckoned me to pay a visit.  The sign, the sky…absolutely breathtaking; it must have been the best view the sky could offer at that given moment. And I simply couldn’t resist the temptation to learn more about the signs lonely position. Clearly, I’d been bitten by the Land of Enchantment. 
So this sign says: 

“Born into slavery, Cathay was liberated in 1861 and worked as a cook for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1866 she enlisted…

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.


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