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



Monday, September 19, 2011

Valley Forge by bus.

I had a great bus ride around Valley Forge. My research tells me that I had several cousins who were there in the winter of 1777.



We had a good tour guide. He brought the world wide conflict between England and France into the story of Valley Forge.




We had a demonstration of the correct use of a flint lock. Good to know.



There were 2000 huts like these in the winter of 1777. Each squad built their own. The locals had fun taking them apart for the lumber when the army left.





This building held the headquarters of George Washington. Some of the building is the original. Of course the building was new in 1777.

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