Merry Christmas, getting ready to leave for Memphis this Sunday and see the granddaughters. Look outside here in the Midwest and think about John Brown and his 11, soon to be 12, Freedom Seekers traveling north toward Lawrence and Grovers Barn. The raid into Missouri was on this very day, December 20, 1858. They will stay with Augustus Wattles and Ms. Daniels would have her baby soon. Would you want to be traveling by horse and wagon tonight and for the next 3 months?