prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. Retired oilfield. I am an old man. Will be 90 next July 20. I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets interesting. 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.

The blogs are posted in the first column. The second column presents a condensed story of my life. And an archive of past posts. And links to blogs that I follow. The thumb nail pictures near the top of the second column are links to the most visited prune picker blogs. As determined by blogger software

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Henry William Munson. Texas Pioneer.

A distant cousin, Henry William Munson, was born in Mississippi, married and lived a spell in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and settled in Brazoria County, Texas. He was one of the hundreds of colonists that Stephan Austin recruited to settle in Texas. He named his holdings in Texas the Oakland Plantation. He had lived near the Oakland Plantation in Louisiana.

He lived an heroic life but died at 40 of yellow fever. He left a wife and eight children. His last words are reported to have been "Please educate my children". The monuments below honor his memory.

The story of his life is contained in a book titled "The Munsons of Texas".

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