Tear Catcher - During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides often left their wives an ornate bottle in which to store their tears. If the man survived battle, the stored moisture was an indicator of his wife’s devotion and love. If he didn’t make it back, the bottle would be set in a place of honor.
Vesna Vulovic was a Serbian stewardess when a bomb exploded on a plane she was on. She fell 33,000 ft in part of the planes remains and survived. She suffered several injuries but made a full recovery. She also holds the world record for the highest fall without a parachute.
Abandoned house on the old Halifax Road, once the road from Petersburg to Halifax, North Carolina. Over this road Cornwallis marched in May, 1781, from Halifax to Petersburg in his invasion of Virginia. Over this road the Confederates hauled supplies during the siege of Petersburg, 1864-65, and over it parts of the Union and Confederate armies constantly passed.