posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by purplemer
Several years ago, I watched an old Alamo movie with Stacy Keech, and in the part where he takes a dead baby away from one of the colonists, I was an
emotional wreak, I cried so hard. It was simply ridicules. (I mean really, who cries for 2 hours over a movie? Then obsesses about it for days?). I
grieved like I lost one of my own kids.
I didn't understand my emotional outburst, until I was working on my genealogy and discovered, my great grands x3 (Isaac and Zilly Jackson) were with
Stephan Austin's "old three hundred" original colonists in Texas. And my gr X 2 grandmother (Amanda Jackson) was 5 years old when Santa Ana's army
forced everyone to abandon their homes and live in the wilderness for several months, the "run away scrape" (as its called today).
During those months of hiding, and starvation, one of my Aunts died. (my dads side)
While this was going on, my moms gr X 3 uncle (Robert White) died at the Alamo, and her other uncle (white) and his family was slaughtered at Goliad.
I don't know if, I genetically relived these experiences, but, getting so emotional about a movie, isn't normal for me. Honestly, its the only
explanation that has ever made since.
I am going to Texas this spring for the first time, and will be visiting the places my ancestors helped establish. Im thinking, I better bring a box
of tissue!!! (Amanda Jackson married Pleasant Wimberley, of Wimberley Tx.) For anyone who wants to check my story.