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, October 24, 2016

The Old PrunePicker is planning a trip East.

I am feeling pretty good since losing 35 pounds. (255 to 220)

A recent newsletter from the The Thomas Munson Foundation announced a family reunion in Louisville next July. Thomas is my 8th great grandfather. Next year will be 380 years since grandpa Munson was in the Pequot Indian War in New England. He was born in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England in 1612. He must have migrated to America sometime prior to the War.

Here is a note from a previous PrunePicker blog. With pictures of two previous reunions.

I plan to attend the reunion in Louisville July 21 to 23. On the day after the reunion I am going to drive to Arlington, Virginia. On the way I am going to research some grandfather graves in Kentucky.

I am going to sit on my gravesite in Arlington (which now contains the ashes of my wife Jackie and my son Chris) for a day. I have done this before. I found it inspirational and heart warming. I saw three or four funerals from a distance.

I will visit a few days with my nephew Daryl and his family who live in the Washington area before returning home to Ruston.

Here is a link to a 10 minute video of the 1987 Reunion.  link

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