Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Abner L Munson did not need viagra.

Abner L Monson is my 1st great grandfather. He was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky in 1825. The Cynthiana Democrat printed this human interest story.

In the war with Mexico, Cynthiana furnished a company of calvary. The boys straddled their fiery steeds. The call was made on May 22, 1846, and on June 6, the start for Louisville, the rendezvous, was made. One hundred and fifty men were enlisted. As the company passed through Cynthiana the streets were lined with sympathetic spectators. When the then Fowler's Cross Roads were reached, neighbors and friends were on hand with refreshments, and the same generous treatment was extended along the entire march through the country.
At Leesburg, Abner Munson, was seized with a sad case of nostalgia, occasioned by recollections of a sorrowing mother and demonstrations of the girl he left behind him. Arrangements for a substitute were effected and Abner returned.

Abner returned home to his sweetheart. I am glad that he did. He and my great grandmother, Emily had ten children. The fifth child is my grandfather, James Mart Munson. Incidentally Leesburg is about 11 miles from Cynthiana.




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