This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
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.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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.
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 !
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I took this pic while on my trip last summer.
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!