i"m just a country girl at heart, actually i"ve always thought i was born a century too late cause i can"t get enough of learning about the history of the colonial period and settling the western frontier. maybe i was a pioneer woman in my past life! juust kidding, but thats what it feels like sometimes. all i ever read about, which is as often as i can, is the books about the fur trappers,mountainmen, the wagon trains,the history of the indians, the colonial period, it all intrigues me and draws me in like a magnet. if i had my way, i"d live deep in the woods in a cabin i built myself, come to town maybe every 6 months for certain supplies, grow my own fruits and veggies and herbs, and hunt my own meat, and do all this in a long prairie dress and my sun bonnet. that is my perfect life, my dream . it would be hard at times but so worth it! anyway, i just love history, the civil war has always intrigued me too. i would love to go to one of those cival war enactments those pioneer day celebrations, iwould just love to dress up in period clothing. thats who i am deep down. my family tree on my grandfathers side dates us back to 1705 in pennsylvania, and in tennessee in 1713 on my grandmothers side. i spend my time crocheting, rockhounding, picking flowers and hiking in the woods, and i bead jewelry and other crafts as well. also, i forgot to mention that my relative in pennsylvania may have been one of the architects that built the first building the colonial congress had their meetings at, independence hall i think it was called. the last name was joseph wooley and his wife was grizzella, and his sons name was andrew.my relatives in tennessee had the last name of gold.ooops, i"m just rattling on. if anyone out there has any info on my relatives , i" sure love to hear from them. my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org thank-you. also i am a fifth generation oregonian as my wooley side was on the wagon train of 1863.