I guess I'm feeling a bit nostalgic today. I found myself reminiscing about the beginning of my love for this site. To be honest the ladies thread "Officers we find swoon-worthy if women still-swoon" had me laughing and remembering other light hearted fun threads I was thrilled to find a site that everyone, I mean everyone had the same affliction I did. I began to think myself a bit odd I was drawn to battlefields, couldn't sleep the night before heading to Gettysburg. I simply couldn't get enough. My friends dreaded the subject, my kids, humored me . Then while doing a google search, I ran across Civilwartalk.com. I logged in and began an incredible adventure. What I thought I knew, I did not! The people were so very knowledgeable and friendly. They were eager to share their knowledge and make valuable suggestions. Wow, what a find, I wasn't alone. No longer did my friends and family have to endure my stories. We were all here together to share our obsession with one another. From time to time the topic's get heavy and we tend to seem divided. It's been my experience, we are like family, we squabble but never hate! My hat is off to you @NH Civil War Gal! A lighthearted thread is exactly what the doctor ordered. What brought you to this site?