I'm very much a student of history. My father's side of the family is very academic, so it's really in my blood. I have always been fascinated with the past, and found some of the best stories lying in the truth of yesteryear.
With my new genealogical research, I can find relatives who fought on one side or another of every major American war, from the Revolution straight up through World War II. This merely adds an added bonus flavor when I reflect upon the wonders of historical events.