Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas - 1912

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Sent to my granddad at Joker, West Virginia, by his mother at Parkersburg.
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Chapter 12

Chapter 12



The Creek – Part Three – To The Pavement’s End



Above the interstate, the creek makes a moderate fifth of a mile loop to the south. High on the left, just beyond the overpass and above the Old St. Ambrose Pike, stands the large American Foursquare that served for many years as the farmhouse to the Robinson place. A short distance to the right of that house is the original barn from the days of the Burner family, previous owners of the farm. The structure is supported by a foundation of massive cut stones while the rafters are supported by a framework of large timbers. The center bay is open to the roof, but on each side is a hay mow where loose hay was stored for winter use of the dairy cattle that once lived there.
A tragic “accident” once occurred in that old barn; Rolf Burner, the owner of the farm, went out one morning to feed and milk his cows, but never came back. When the family went looking for him, he was in the basement of the old barn, dead from a 30 foot fall down the hay-hole up in the mow. Years later, a local ne’er-do-well told Iva Day that “Ol’ Man Burner” forbade his courting his daughter, so he “thanked” the elder gentleman by “helping” him down the hay-hole.
George Robinson bought the place from Burner’s heirs and lived there many years. There were a couple divorces and remarriages in the family and the farm ended up in the hands of John Perry, one of Robinson’s step grandsons. Perry had wed a city girl from Charleville and brought her to live in the beautiful old farmhouse. However, she had no appreciation for the historic home and demanded that he build her a new brick home. Unwilling to tear down the old place, Perry built her new home between, but behind, the old house and the ancient barn. He and his wife now live happily in what looks like a brick garage apartment on a nearly vertical hillside while the beautiful old foursquare is inhabited by renters.
About a third of the way around the previously mentioned loop of the creek is the site of an old swimming hole. Generations of area youngsters (and quite a few adults) have dove from the creek banks or swung on ropes tied to overhanging sycamore limbs to drop into the deep milky-green water below. The water there is shaded by the sycamores and, in the days before the interstate, you could find a good breeze there.
There, too, was the first of three swinging bridges that spanned Waddington at one time. It was built by George Robinson to reach the part of the farm across the creek when high water at the ford was too deep to wade. The current owner walks across the interstate bridge when the creek is up so that he can feed his cattle, thus getting some use out of the otherwise aggravating structure in front of his home.
The creek travels a little east of south, abutting the interstate, for about a third of a mile before it dog-legs northeast as it rounds the point of Mount Zion Hill. In doing so, it encircles what remains of the Ray Snyder place. Snyder used the small farm to fatten cattle that he’d bought to butcher for his meat market in Newport. Perhaps five acres remain around the Federal Revival farmhouse; the interstate got all the rest except for another little piece at the back of the farm which the interstate left landlocked. Snyder retired soon afterward. Uncle Sam never pays market value when he steals a man’s property, so there wasn’t enough money from the theft to buy another farm, thus the interstate basically caused the closing of his business in town.
Across the road from the Snyder place, a narrow concrete driveway cuts a steep angle up Mount Zion Hill. The hill unofficially sports that name in honor of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church at its summit.  A couple oak-shaded acres behind the church once served as the Methodist camp for the area. Eve Day, once a member of the community, went there some in the 30’s and remembers the old army-style canvas wall tents, his and hers outhouses, the hand-pump on the well and the campfires. Kids really “camped” at church camps back in those days, and Eve came clear from Worth County to do it.
The church had once been a hub of community activity, with many of the valley folk celebrating all their religious rites there before being laid to rest in the quiet hilltop cemetery. Sadly, it became dominated by two families who constantly bickered over control. The only time they voted in sync was when it looked like they’d lose control if they didn’t. Eventually, most members grew weary of the situation and went elsewhere or nowhere. As a result, a church that was often crowded during services is closed today.
In front of the church, the cemetery covers about half an acre; the names of the valley’s settlers are prominent there. Most graves are marked, some aren’t. Over the years, worshipers have occasionally arrived on Sunday morning to discover a new grave, though no one asked for permission or informed the trustees of the new tenant’s name.
If you travel the length of the cemetery and then drop over the hill, you’ll find yourself at the “end of the pavement;” of course only the old-timers know the term. Newport is located in the Newport Voting District of Stone County. Back in the days of yore, the Old St. Ambrose Pike was paved with brick out to the district line; from there the road became gravel.

The gravel marked the beginning of Federal Voting District as well as the western border of the Wesley Anderson place. The farm was one of the original holdings of the Anderson clan and was probably a full section (640 acres) in the beginning. Some land had been sold off through the years, yet 400 acres still remained when Wes inherited the place. He ran a dairy and a small sawmill operation for most of his life, but as he grew older he gave up the dairy and sawmill to switch to beef cattle. The place was purchased by R.W. Winterfield a few years before the death of Wes at age 91. Copyright 2008
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Beware The APPLE! (a link)

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http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2017/12/no-apple-say-it-isnt-true.html
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Sabbath Memes (nothing partisan)

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Bad Word choice Or Voter Fraud? (a link)

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https://www.westernjournal.com/doug-jones-supporter-fox-came-country-vote/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=rebirthoffreedom&utm_campaign=lminetwork&utm_content=2017-12-15
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Aspen Dental Scam

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I noticed a strange line in the paperwork, when my wife signed up with Aspen Dental. It said something like she had the “right” to accept free services from them, or something like that. So, we were told that the first visit was free, which included an inspection and x-rays. Then we got a bill for it in the mail. Their response was “Oh that’s not REALLY a bill, just ignore it.” So, we did.

After the missus had her first work done and paid for it, we got a statement showing her payment, but still asking for the original amount they tried billing us for the “FREE” first visit. My guess is that as long as we do business with them, this item will be on every statement. I believe they’re hoping some folks will pay it without thinking and they’re money ahead. Other folks may give in and pay it just because they get sick of seeing it every statement. Either way, if it’s being done on purpose, it’s immoral.

If you use Aspen and have had a similar experience, please comment.
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Bloom (Allred's daughter) Sought Big Money For Trump Accusers (a link)

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/15/attorney-lisa-bloom-sought-to-line-up-paydays-for-women-accusing-trump-sexual-misconduct-report.html
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Friday Night Steam! (a link)

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http://coopfeathers.blogspot.com/2017/12/friday-night-steam_15.html
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Last Man Falling? (a link)

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http://www.medleyofworship.com/2017/12/opus-2017-414-headlines-fox-is-cornered.html
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It's Not The Russians That Worry Us (a link)

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http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2017/12/roger-simon-points-out-something-that.html
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Navy Chief Jose Garcia Acosta SPEAKS

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My name is Jose Garcia Acosta.
I am a United States Navy Chief.
I am also Apache as my grandfather is from the Mescalero Apache tribe.
Someone said it is disgraceful for me to wear a uniform for the USA if I am Native American.
Let me tell you this. I am Apache and American. We do not come up with excuses not to serve or go to battle for our people.
I served with many great people and many gave of their last breath for what they believed.
So you sit back and come up with all the cowardly excuses you can to avoid serving, but don't you freaking dare tell me I should be ashamed of serving.
I served for all people. I served alongside great African Americans that still experience racism, but serve to protect our people against the enemies that do not distinguish race when they murder Americans.
I served and know many Native Americans that served and some died bravely in battle while you cowardly insult us.
There maybe issues in this country that need addressing, but this country needs brave people to stand up instead of look for excuses.
I am United States Navy Chief Jose Garcia Acosta. Proud to be American and prouder to be Mescalero Apache.
If you have a problem with that, let me know or better let's meet in person. Perhaps you will come up with another excuse why you can't.


Taken from Facebook.
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Blue Collar Wear And Tear (a link)

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https://sixbearsinthewoods.blogspot.com/2017/12/wear-and-tear-of-blue-collar-life.html?showComment=1513316768778#c7031215275691821682
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Kalifornia Considering Mileage Tax On Drivers (a link)

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/12/11/california-considers-mileage-tax/
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Newest Spy Scandal? (a link)

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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/sara-carter-whistleblower-uncovers-new-fbi-backdoor-access-used-spy-americans/
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Early Friday Memes

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Busload Of Blacks Drove to Alabama To Vote Illegally (a link)

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http://potatriotpost.com/breaking-busload-of-blacks-from-3-states-drove-to-alabama-to-vote-illegally/

And this is in addition to at least one van load of 13 illegals who voted at 7 or more polling places.
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Christmas - 1912

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Sent to my granddad at Joker, West Virginia by my grandma at Parkersburg.
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Kalifornia's War On Ammo Jacks Up On The First (a link)

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http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/12/13/californias-war-on-guns-broadens-to-a-war-on-ammunition-beginning-january-1-2018/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
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Cultural Appropriation And Micro-Aggression

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I was talking online with a lady from England, and she asked me to explain these strange American anomalies for her and her friends. I gave her the short version, which follows:

“These are catch-phrases used by liberals seeking another excuse for victimhood. Liberalism has been PROVEN by scientists to be a form of mental disease as the liberals utterly REFUSE to accept reality. You will never hear a conservative whining about cultural appropriation or micro-aggression. So tell your friends that an AMERICAN says that HALF of America is utterly INSANE and that, unfortunately, that includes the media who reports all such garbage.”

There IS a bit more to be said about it, though. Let’s take cultural appropriation first. The term is simply used to categorize one person making use of something that was not original to his/her culture. Examples would be white boys “singing” rap, or white people wearing dreadlocks. There’s a disgusting amount of both, and both nauseate me as much as black folks doing the same thing (singing rap and wearing dreadlocks). Other things that have brought complaints, usually from unrelated third parties, are white folks running “Mexican” or Oriental restaurants, or Hawaiian coffee houses. Also, using American Indian (OOPS! NATIVE AMERICAN) names for ball teams or housing developments. The important thing to remember is that only WHITE people can be guilty of cultural appropriation. All other races can do what they darn well please.

Interestingly enough, it’s usually the liberal whites who raise the most fuss about it. They seem to have some perverse guilt about the white race being the most culturally successful for the last 1000 years or so and want to make things “equal” by not allowing whites to make use of anything done by other races. Funny, they certainly are smart enough to make use of anything the whites have originated! If there was no such thing as cultural appropriate, Og’s neighbors would have continued living under bushes after his tribe moved into caves. After all, to follow his lead would have been the dreaded and dastardly “cultural appropriation.” That means we would nearly ALL still be living under bushes, even today.

Tribes gained knowledge from other tribes, races gained knowledge from other races. The Greeks adapted some of the knowledge of people they conquered. The Romans took the knowledge they got from the Greeks and built on it. Traders brought knowledge from the orient and incorporated that knowledge into European society. Nations stole and traded knowledge to and from other nations during the renaissance and civilization prospered by leaps and bounds. The anti-cultural appropriation folks, however, would have us all go back to living under bushes, at least the white folks among us. Bull pucky! I’ll do what I darn well please and copy anyone I want to copy, and they can do the same, as long as we don’t do anything illegal, hurt one another physically or purposely defame the other person in the process.

Now, as for micro-aggression, that ridiculous term is simply a more vague and meaningless version of “hate speech.” As you probably know, hate speech is anything with which a liberal disagrees. They are very delicate and easily offended people (except when they’re tearing down statues, burning buildings and beating up prayer groups) and can’t bear to hear anything which contradicts their ill-thought-out beliefs. The term is simply another way to shut up the opposition, stop open discussion or interaction, or shame anyone who is either white or male.

A white guy wearing a cotton shirt might remind some black chic that her great-great grandpappy picked cotton, so it is therefore a micro-aggression. It doesn’t matter if the white dude’s great-great grandpappy picked cotton, too. The white guy is guilty, period. Also, some white chick wearing dreadlocks is both a case of cultural appropriation AND a micro-aggression, since she’s using her “white privilege” to prove she can appropriate anything she wants. A man leaving his top shirt button unfastened can be a micro-aggression towards his female coworkers, unless he shaves his chest hair, so it won’t show. Otherwise, his masculinity might intimidate the females around him. There’s no stopping place for such insanity.

Personally, I believe there is a much more powerful force behind all this than stupid liberal garden-variety whiners. I think this is all an attempt to do away with the self worth of the individual and group pride and identity. But then what do I know, I’m a micro (or maxi) aggressive white male who studies Indian craft and woods lore!

SO, to all the whiny, guilt-dispensing snowflake liberals out there, GO TO BLUE BLAZES! You’ll go to other blazes soon enough anyway! Call that statement whatever you want. (Sound of manic laughter.) © 2017
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It's Happened Before!

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Ralph Goff, one of my fellow bloggers who lives in Saskatchewan, commented on the irony of it being warmer at his place than here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. I told him that it had happened before, though. About 30 years ago, I think, The Army sent troops from Florida up to Alaska for winter training. Strangely enough, the jet stream swung down next to Florida and froze their oranges, while Alaska had some of the warmest winter weather they'd had in years. It was actually warmer in Alaska than Florida!
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Leaning Rock, Lancaster, Ohio - 1909

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Sent to my Grandma at Parkersburg, West Virginia from my granddad who was working at Lancaster, Ohio as a rig-building contractor. The rock is apparently still in existence, as I found it online, but they've attached some sort of witches tale to it now, I suppose to enhance tourism among the lower classes. A rural road continues in the same location, but it's paved these days.
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Christmas - 1911

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Sent to my grandma at Parkersburg, West Virginia from her younger sister at Middlebourne, WV.
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Wednesday Night Memes

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Surprise Electric Bill

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I just got a surprise electric bill from MON POWER- the GOOD kind! I owe them ZERO dollars! Now their bill is so unclearly designed that I can't tell if they over-charged me, or if they've been doing estimated billing and got ahead of themselves. Regardless, cold weather is a good time to get a zero bill.

The funny thing is that their bills are sort of "one size fits all," because there on the left side, they warn me that if I don't pay my zero bill on time, I'll be zapped with a 2% late fee.

Even MORE interesting is that the line below THAT wishes me a joyous "holiday season" from everyone at MON POWER!

Don't it jus' warm the cockles a' yer heart? - LOL - © 2017
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DNA Test Company Deliberately Insinuated False Black Lineage To Whites (a link)

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https://www.chicksonright.com/2017/12/11/dna-testing-company-admits-giving-white-people-fake-african-ancestry-to-screw-with-racists/
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FBI Texter "Insurance Against Trump Winning" (a link)

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http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/fbi-officials-discussed-insurance-trump-win-cant-take-risk
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Another Clinton Body (a link)

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https://www.intellihub.com/surgeon-who-exposed-clinton-foundation-corruption-in-haiti-found-dead-in-apartment-with-stab-wound-to-the-chest/
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Cathedrals Of The Plains (a link)

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http://westofthefifthmeridian.blogspot.com/2017/12/wrentham-and-last-wooden-ogilvie.html
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Jones Wins, America Loses (a link)

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Medley of Worship: Opus 2017-412: Headlines: Jones Wins, America Loses
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Corruption Wins In Alabama

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Roy Moore has apparently lost. There were all kinds of fraud involved, but the republican establishment got what they wanted. Alabama republican voters now need to clean house.
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Lotus Buffet - 1911


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These were sent to my granddad while he was working in Joker, West Virginia, by my grandma at Parkersburg. I don't think either had been to this place, so I guess Grandma had just picked the postcards up someplace, or else someone had given them to her.

Looked it up and I suspect this was the last incarnation of the place.

https://pdx.eater.com/2016/8/3/12368308/lotus-cardroom-and-cafe-to-shutter-closing
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas - 1910

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Sent to my granddad at Pullman, West Virginia, from his mother at Parkersburg.
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Tuesday Night Mega Meme Madness

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