t. elizabeth renich

author of historical fiction

Because We Could — A Quick Drive Down to Manassas Battlefield

| July 21, 2011

Today was one of those days when I rejoiced over living in Virginia.  I do love it here, and am thankful to be where there is so much history, not to mention the beauty of this area.  After finding out we were getting off work early, I called Ginger to see if she was available […]

Sign(ing)s of Summer

| July 18, 2011

June turned out to be a busy month with three book signings scheduled.  On June 11th I was invited to bring books to the Glenfiddich House, formerly known as Harrison Hall, in Leesburg, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new Civil War Trails historical marker.  On June 25th, I was at Second Chapter Books in […]

Changing My Name

| July 17, 2011

I’m thinking about changing my name to grace – because I certainly need some!  After tumbling down a flight of 16 stairs while visiting my Momma in Minnesota in early-June, all the bruises and aches had pretty much faded away.  Until yesterday, when I took a spill while riding.  I’m still unsure as to what […]

Return from the Holy Land

| June 30, 2011

I am amazed at how quickly the past year has passed.  A year ago today (30-Jun-2010) Barb and I, along with the rest of our fellow travelers on the Israel trip sponsored by Cornerstone Chapel, were on our way home from Tel Aviv via Frankfurt.  We spent ten days meeting new people and seeing old […]

150 Years Ago…

| April 12, 2011

April 12, 1861 – At 4:30 a.m., Union forces manning Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina were fired upon by Confederates…  On the afternoon of April 13th, Fort Sumter surrendered.  A great many spectators in Charleston had come out to watch the “opening of the ball” – from The Battery and from the city’s […]

To Be Determined…

| March 1, 2011

Monday, 31-Jan-2011  Bernadette and I, when initially planning my visit, deliberately left Monday unscheduled just in case the weather turned bad or any original plans needed to be rearranged.  Since everything went pretty close to how we’d intended, we chose to do a few things that filled up my “last” day.  By Sunday night, both […]

Of Castles & Causes

| February 25, 2011

Sunday, 30-Jan-2011 The third time proved to be the charm.  Finding Clifden Castle now has a check mark next to it on my done list.  I had purchased a postcard with the castle on it on my first visit (2003), even though I hadn’t seen it for myself and it wasn’t on Willie’s trail ride.  […]

Do-Overs & the Sunset from Sky Road

| February 25, 2011

Saturday, 29-Jan-2011  The new memory stick, which I purchased at the camera store on Shop Street, seemed to be working fine when we exited the store.  I took pictures all the way to the market and the jpeg numbers increased with each shot I took – as they should.  The new problem I was having […]

Microfilm & Memories at the Galway Library

| February 21, 2011

Friday, 28-Jan-2011 Before I left for Ireland, I e-mailed the Galway Library and made contact with them, explaining what information I was hunting for and when I would be there.  Maureen, the lady I’d traded e-mails with wasn’t working that day, but she’d left word and Mary, Peter, and a few others were on hand […]

Sample of Soup

| February 15, 2011

Thursday, 27-Jan-2011 Leonard had the day off and he was good enough to do the driving.  (The MapQuest directions were sort of pointing us in the right direction — Bernadette and I might have been lost before we found where we were going…)  First we went to the Cliffs of Moher, which are breathtaking.  The […]