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. I always have a job to do.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
My branch of the family, after leaving Connecticut, were farmers in Kentucky. My great grandfather Abner was born in 1825 in Kentucky. I bet the Munsons in this picture had cleaner fingernails than the Kentucky Munsons.
Monday, August 29, 2011
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.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Look at the rolling equipment.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I bet that JD Harper is envious of that beard!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Almost every hour of every day there are several lectures scheduled. I present a typical hour below. I can only go to one lecture per hour. I have about 40 decisions to make for the four days! For the hour presented I am going to the lecture on using a mac for genealogy.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
The following paragraph was in the Volume I of The Munson record.
Sometime in 1861 the Windham Journal contained the following: Deacon Jairus Munson of this place was privileged to sit down to tea with the grandson of his grandson, and a representative of each intervening generation-himself 95, and the youngest 4. The links in the family circle were-Jairus, Leverett, Major W, Elbert, and Charles H.
With luck and if I lived long enough, I could have tea with the grandson of a grand child.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
These numbers are of value as medical history. I also take the measurements and list them so that they might shame me into good behavior. You can see from the numbers presented below that it is not working.