Links: | Knoxville News-Sentinel | AP | BBC News |January 20 (Day 20, External Gates): The last surviving widow of a Yankee veteran died Friday, January 17th in Blaine, Tennessee. Gertrude Janeway, 93, died in a 3-room log cabin where she has lived since 1932. She was a Christian and founding member of the Green Acres Baptist Church in Knoxville. She was buried today in New Corinth Cemetary. She married John Janeway on June 9, 1927 when she was 17, a month shy of her 18th birthday. John was 81. After John died in 1937 at 91, she continued to live in the same log cabin and never re-married. The cabin was without electricity until a few years ago. She cooked on a wood stove.
John Janeway ran away and joined the Union Army in 1864 when he was 19. After the war he went to California where he lived most of his life. When he returned to Tennessee, he met Gertrude, who was 16. He was the love of her life, and, according to her, there's never been another. They were married in the middle of a dirt road. A road is a way. Their name was Janeway.
Gertrude means spear of strength. A spear is a weapon for close combat.
Confederate widow Alberta Martin, 95, of Elba, Alabama is still alive.
Links: | Reuters | AP | CBS (video) | Pictures |An avalanche in British Columbia hit a group of 11 skiers and killed 7. The group of 11 were near another group of 13 that were higher up on a slope and out of danger from the avalanche. The dead included 4 Canadians and 3 Americans. The avalanche was northeast of of Revelstoke near the Durand Glacier. The skiing excursion was set up by the Selkirk Mountain Experience, a Revelstoke company. Revelstoke is at 51 N., for arrogance, and 118 W., for the witness of a pillar.
Links: | BBC News |French and Swiss archaeologists have uncovered a pit filled with statues and monuments of Nubian kings (black pharaohs) of the Kingdom of Kush in Sudan along the Nile. The pit had not been opened in 2,500 years. Black granite statues of Nubian kings and other monuments were thrown into the pit by Egyptians in iconoclastic arrogance when Egypt conquered Kush. Many of the statues were broken, with heads or feet missing, a testimony of the Egyptian anger. Kush is transliterated, Cush, in the Bible. Cush was the son of Ham.
The recent rash in school children broke out in Dongola, Illinois on January 6. Dongola was the name of the capital of the Nubian Kingdom ruled by the dynasty of Candace.
A weather elephant was over the Pacific northwest, and a rod or a staff stretched across the USA from Washington to Washington, DC. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal, and a rod or staff represents divine punishment and security.
Death is God's victory (1 Corinthians 15:54-57). The Lord alone determines the time, manner, and place of death. Gertrude married a man three generations her senior and swore he was the love of her life. Although widows and widowers have the right to re-marry, since death ends the marriage contract, she never exercised that right. She drew a $70 veteran's pension till she died. She lived in a 3-room log cabin, and God kept her alive so she could die in 2003 to symbolize the meaning of the year. She was a Christian who was assured of her Salvation. Her death symbolized the conflict of the war on terrorism, which is an attack upon the internal gates of the criminal justice system. She was buried on the 20th, for the external gates of the military, which is currently being sent to Iraq to fight the wrong enemy.
In Canada, 7 of 24 skiers were killed in an avalanche. The number, 7, is for categorical punishment, while 24 is for Satan's strategic attack on Israel. Three of the dead were Americans, which corresponds to the meaning of 2003. The skiers were in two groups. The group of 11 was hit by the avalanche and the group of 13 was out of harm's way. The number, 11, is for a witness, and 13 is for the double blessing of Israel. An avalanche is the symbol of a covering. The skiers were north of Washington state in the Canada wilderness. Washington is in the region of Benjamin, the wolf which represents the spoils of victory.
A weather elephant was over the Pacific northwest, which represents the curse of Baal in the region of Benjamin. A rod or staff stretched from Washington to Washington, DC. A rod or staff represents divine discipline or security. The rod of Benjamin came down on Washington, DC. Since it was a shepherd's crook, it hopefully means deliverance for Washington, DC.