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Gettysburg 2013 Fond Farewell
Mar 12, '14
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A time of reflection: Day Fourteen Wednesday July 10, 2013.

Coincidentally I was to depart Gettysburg on the same day in 2013 as I had arrived back in 1991 22 years earlier. That in itself felt like back to the future! I was consciously aware of that when I planned the trip and smiled with the thought of loops of time. Standing in the exact same place 22 years later. Once I had placed an object behind a seat in Disney World Florida the next year I came back and sat on the seat in the exact same space and the object - was still there!!! Time loops; great fun!

I would get to drive a "2D spaceship" commonly called an automobile in today's parlance.

Rick was kind enough to take me to the Enterprise car rental lot the other-side of town.

I was so pleased it was a new VW Beetle. Solid German engineering similar to my Golf back home. I felt instantly at home.

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Readers can discover more of the "Visiting my grave" story at:

https://www.ravenecho.com/articles/25/237/

In this article I will concentrate on the events that did not take centre stage in the other article to avoid duplication.

Having picked up the car at 11:30am Cathe and I set off North West to Carlisle, PA a short distance of 28 miles from Gettysburg at 12:30pm.

We arrived at the Old Graveyard at around 1:30pm with an hour maximum to solve the puzzle of where my grave was.

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The area was easy to find as it contained the magnificent monument to the Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher a noble lady whom served a cannon at the battle of Monmouth much like my own Margaret Corbin at Fort Washington, NYC.

Her biography can be found at:

http://www.biography.com/people/molly-pitcher-9390922

And

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Pitcher

I love strong women and this theme runs through many of my past lives. It is a magnificent memorial.

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Even more gratifying for me was a splendid reproduction Revolutionary War field gun. I have a long past life association with cannons!

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On the way out of the Old Graveyard after my revelation I was thrilled to receive a pat on the back by the universe with a Kell connection. This in an instant linked my two American past lives with a solid tangible link.

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We floated back to Gettysburg flushed with success and celebrated with a final take away meal with the whole family.

Conscious of time constraints and the pressing need to catch my 9pm flight at Baltimore I head back down the country roads towards the metropolis. The final navigation was by following an airport taxi in the rush hour traffic who knew a short cut. At one point I did question if he was going in the right direction but miraculously my hunch paid off and I arrived just before 7pm.

It was then time to say farewell to my new little friend that was an echo of my first car "Heepie" back in 1976.

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After checking in I grabbed a bite to eat in the airport café next to the Gate.

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It gave me time for final reflection on my journey.

Again by coincidence it was the exact same gate that I had left from in 1991 at the end of my American Civil War pilgrimage. Apart from a lick of paint it was the same.

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On that occasion from Gettysburg to Appomattox Court House I had had relived to the week synchronous with my physical age then and in this life my surrender to Union forces.

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