prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) 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, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. 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, 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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