This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (90) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, bluegrass, and civic events. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I assume that Minnie was a fine guitar player and could sing real good.
According to my calculations Jackie was 1/16 Choctaw. Our children are 1/32 Choctaw. Their children are 1/64 Choctaw. Jackie and I have great grand children who are 1/128 Choctaw.
The Choctaw Indians lived in Mississippi and were very successful at growing corn. They were the first Indian tribe to travel the "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 3:47 PM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Crawfish or mud bugs are like shrimp in shape but have a different bite and taste. You grab the crawfish like the person in the pic. Then you twist off the head. Some people suck on the head before placing the head in the trash dish. Then you remove or strip off one or two segments of the body covering at the neck. Some of the body is then exposed. Pinch and pull on that body while you squeeze the tail. Once you get the hang of it the body will pop out of the body covering. You now have a bite of crawfish in your hand. Dip it in sauce and enjoy!
Repeat 50 to 100 times.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 9:45 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
The names of the people in the picture by front row, middle row, and top row, from left to right are;
Front row: Uncle Harold Haight, Uncle Francis Willard.
Middle row; My Mother Olive, Grandfather John Edwin, Uncle Warren Gray, Grandmother Ermina Delphine.
Top row; Uncle Clifford Hale, Uncle Jesse Lewis, Uncle Leon Mathew, Aunt Marjorie Adela.
I never met my maternal grandfather as he passed away a year before I was born. I met all my uncles and Aunt Marjorie. I spent some time with my Aunt Marjorie and Grandmother Knowlton.
The Knowltons all tended to be nice people.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 1:51 PM
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
On the last Sunday Morning TV show on CBS the reporter visited the Museum and tried to roll a pretzel. The show really made the memory of the visit there by Jackie and I come alive. We walked through that door and stood in the spot where the reporter tried to roll a pretzel. The memory brought tears to my eyes.
Jackie and I have many wonderful memories !
Posted by Chuck Monson at 10:51 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Had lunch at the world famous Moon's today. John Adams said that when he was going to Tech in the sixties that Moon's was closest place to Tech to buy likker. It is amost fifty miles from Tech. John also said that he had never been to Moon's. Moon's is still in business and sells great steaks and burgers. A wonderful and unique thing happened on the trip to Moon's today. ROEBUCK OFFERED TO PAY THE BILL ! You can see how happy he is that we accepted his offer.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 3:40 PM
Tony was born without arms and is a concert guitarist! He is world class good and has played for the Pope amongst others. Last night he played in Ruston, LA for me and others,
He was introduced by a former President of Nicaragua. The gentlemen was President of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2008. His introduction was 20 minutes long.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 8:45 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Posted by Chuck Monson at 6:29 AM
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Posted by Chuck Monson at 10:13 AM
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The building is on the 1000 Trails RV Park in LaConner, Washington. It was about 20 years ago and I had just helped build 175 sheds at the Evergreen Coho Resort in Chimacum and thought I was a framing carpenter. After two weeks and framing this building I decided that working 8 hours at a time was not for me, so I retired again. I was on the 1000 Trails payroll.
I took this pic while on my trip last summer.
I took this pic while on my trip last summer.
Posted by Chuck Monson at 5:33 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Rhonda of the Jefferson Corner Liars Club has offered to let me park in back (Both accidents took place when I was parked in front.) and she would walk me in to be sure I was safe. I am going to be brave and park again in front. It can not happen a third time!
Posted by Chuck Monson at 5:15 PM