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12-10-2019 12:28 AM
StrykersPerson patsy cline sweet dreams original video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbnr...&start_radio=1
12-10-2019 12:17 AM
StrykersPerson Sweet!
12-09-2019 11:32 PM
melbrod
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OMG! That is what I am talking about!

You've got to archive them.
They basically are. And there was a book written by someone or other back when my dad was a kid "The History of Highland County" that my dad's age kids almost used as a local history textbook (one room schoolhouse and all that) which is full of family history, extensive family trees for all of the "founding families" of the area, etc. so I have that as a reference too. Family history was always a big thing around the dinner table on special occasions. I just wish I hadn't been the youngest. So many stories I only vaguely remember, and I moved out and at least 1000 miles away by about 20, so after that I only saw my folks once a year for a week or so, and I didn't get to hear those stories with an adult ear, so to speak.

Some are written down--my aunt wrote down her memories of her grandmother (so my great GMa) that are interesting. But you have to figure that each generation probably loses at least 95% of all the family stories that get told by the last generation (though they do add their own)....it's sad what gets lost forever. My mom's side has a few stories too, but she wasn't nearly the story teller that my dad was.

I do have an old family bible from my great grandmother, a piece of her furniture, and some house stuff of hers, from my mom's side (she was born in the 1860's--my great grandma, I mean.) I was named after her (and she was named after her father's FIRST wife, who died young; her mom was his second wife--I always wondered about that one. But I guess they probably all knew each other in a small community), so that makes them special (even though the piece of furniture is...well...not exactly gorgeous. But obviously handmade by someone. I think they had the marble top shipped in. It used to have an oval mirror with an ornate surround, but that didn't survive when my parent's house burned.)


My sister though, like I said, is the family historian. She remembers EVERYTHING (even all of those embarrassing stories about me from our childhood) But sometimes that trait comes in handy.
12-09-2019 11:23 PM
StrykersPerson
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Or, maybe SP's on CT "Double Secret Probation" for conspiring to provide Cuz with Doc's address, to mail defamatory "greeting" card?
How dare you!



I don't know.

Ma?

Am I on Double Secret Probation Mission kind of thing?

You know, I kind of, sort of need to know if I am.

12-09-2019 11:06 PM
StrykersPerson
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You guys got me thinking, so I looked up my dad's home town--Doe Hill, VA.

The house he was born in is for sale! As well as the old country store next door that my grandfather co-owned!!

I haven't been back to that area since I was about 10, and we haven't really kept up with the folks there (family story); also this house is not where my dad actually grew up. His mom was very ill the whole time he was growing up (sleepy sickness) so he was farmed out to relatives a lot of the time. I was never actually in the old house. The country store was another matter. We used to walk down to it for our candy and soda needs when we were visiting.

And there's no farmland attached to this sale--the land my uncle got was from the other branch of the family, I think, and the old home had gone through other hands many years ago.

Anyway, gosh it's almost tempting. But with all of our computer needs, and it appears, only one old bathroom and an old kitchen, I don't know......

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7...94473802_zpid/

The house built in 1905, I see. The bathroom was likely added on a bit later because I know my dad pretty much grew up with an outhouse.
I can imagine myself living there. I was woke up from my dream, no acreage.

That house is awesome. It would be right up Mister's alley.
12-09-2019 10:51 PM
StrykersPerson
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Oh yeah....lots of pictures. Not quite as many from my time there, but quite a few black and white pics of various great great folks that I barely know who they were. I mean, most were labeled, but that only goes so far.

Please, please, please, Ma?



Show us what you got!

I still think you are yanking my chain, though.
12-09-2019 10:46 PM
StrykersPerson
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I know you probably didn't think it was, but this was hilarious and had me chuckling (and praying Mocha never gets close to a skunk)

Be nice brother, whatever number you are!

It is not funny!

I would have had a nice weekend if I wouldn't have had a headache from it all weekend.

When Axel got a straight shot? I was sick for a week. And, no I wasn't using it to get out of work for a week. Well maybe a little bit.

12-09-2019 10:34 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
Lannie , i have not much of a eye for horses , but yours is very Pretty!

In Florida it is so hot that they never develop much of a coat. I have seen pics of ones that were local and moved far North to better pastures and were really unrecognizable with the thicker coats.
Just wait till she shows you a summer picture of him without his winter coat!

I know he is even more beautiful sleeked out.
12-09-2019 10:28 PM
StrykersPerson
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Oh yeah....lots of pictures. Not quite as many from my time there, but quite a few black and white pics of various great great folks that I barely know who they were. I mean, most were labeled, but that only goes so far.
OMG! That is what I am talking about!

You've got to archive them.

My Mom has a bundle of hand written love letters and telegraphs between Grandma and Grandpa. I didn't get through all of them. They were so sincere, missing you and all kinds of kissy kissy in an affectionate way. And, beautiful penmanship each of them had!

They were separated because they met in NY. Grandpa moved his new bride to Kansas and then back to work in NY. Earned the seed money and when he came back, there they stayed!
12-09-2019 10:13 PM
StrykersPerson
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To all of us ladies!

Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind of Wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7B5jXYRy3Q
I can't believe only one female chimed in on this...

Fine. I will go haunt the boys.
12-09-2019 10:13 PM
melbrod Oh yeah....lots of pictures. Not quite as many from my time there, but quite a few black and white pics of various great great folks that I barely know who they were. I mean, most were labeled, but that only goes so far.
12-09-2019 10:07 PM
StrykersPerson
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It's snowing!
I couldn't like you for that post, but I thanked you anyway. I Hate Snow!
12-09-2019 10:03 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
You guys got me thinking, so I looked up my dad's home town--Doe Hill, VA.

The house he was born in is for sale! As well as the old country store next door that my grandfather co-owned!!

I haven't been back to that area since I was about 10, and we haven't really kept up with the folks there (family story); also this house is not where my dad actually grew up. His mom was very ill the whole time he was growing up (sleepy sickness) so he was farmed out to relatives a lot of the time. I was never actually in the old house. The country store was another matter. We used to walk down to it for our candy and soda needs when we were visiting.

And there's no farmland attached to this sale--the land my uncle got was from the other branch of the family, I think, and the old home had gone through other hands many years ago.

Anyway, gosh it's almost tempting. But with all of our computer needs, and it appears, only one old bathroom and an old kitchen, I don't know......

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7...94473802_zpid/

The house built in 1905, I see. The bathroom was likely added on a bit later because I know my dad pretty much grew up with an outhouse.


No freaking way!



I love it! And, only 219K?

Don't you have some family photos at all?

Are you yanking my chain?

I think you are yanking my chain.

That's a museum down the road from your house.
12-09-2019 09:52 PM
StrykersPerson
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Well?

I don't know how to respond to this.

If you want to get double clobbered by a horse, be a dumbass!

I bet that hurt like hell!

Do you all think he will do that again?
12-09-2019 09:19 PM
StrykersPerson
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Yeah and Francis could talk too ! Maybe if SP got one then it would tell her who stole her packages ! Just a thought
I don't need Francis to tell me who did it!

Francis wouldn't be able to give a statement or take the witness stand, either.
12-09-2019 09:07 PM
StrykersPerson
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K, let's see if we can get a picture of Horus up here...

Sorry it's tiny, SP. I took this a couple days before the blizzard. Horus and his friends Helen and Little John had all conspired to knock down the pasture gate and they were roaming the property for a couple days until we got the gate fixed. The picture is him standing in front of our garage, keeping out of the wind.

I have some nice action pictures of him on my other computer if I can gather the courage to go down there (it's freezing in the basement) to post them for you one of these days.
Horus is a butterball! My first Arab had his body type.

How tall is he?

What bloodline is he?

He's got beautiful markings.

And, he's looking all innocent in that photo.

He didn't have nothing to do with no gate crashing.
12-09-2019 08:49 PM
alan j.
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Mel - I went back and looked that house over better - Boy I don't know , I did not see any vents in any of the floors for heat , A/C - Seen one gas heater built into the wall - and if you look at the outside - you will see what looks like a 40 gallon LP tank - I seen NO A/C outside either . The I noticed the wires going into the house - I bet that house has only a 100 amp service in it and wonder when there was any updates on wiring . I also bet that house is sitting on rocks = no foundation - notice how low the house sits by the grass = I seen no blocks . Tin roof looks like it was put over the old shingles or what ever - it don't appear to lay right + that tin is old ! They did not use full sheets from top to bottom - they made work with what they had - I guess - Thinking about - for only 219 . 2800 hundred feet + a 3,000 store??? I'm thinking there is some major work that needs to be done - how knows - go look at it - you may get it for 175 - 185 ! But it may cost a 100 grand to fix it like you want it .
After that assessment a offer of 90,000 $ would be a good start.
I like older houses! The smell of a older frame house does make me happy!
You have to be very handy if you want to own one!
12-09-2019 08:37 PM
alan j.
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I just HATE the myth that it's good for the planet...I don't love huge feedlots and it's not good to plant the same crop over and over and over and over...but real farming, with rotating crops, and with animals fertilizing the ground....argh! There was a great article shared by Protect the Harvest that I can't dig up anymore. (If you're on Facebook, I recommend following them...I think you can also sign up for their newsletter if you aren't on FB - really good info!).

Most people also don't realize how insidious the Animal Rights agenda is...(and animal welfare is NOT the same as animal rights). Groups like PETA are well known, but the Humane Society of the United States are working to do a lot of damage, too, and there are a lot of other groups out there doing a lot of damage to farmers, to pet owners, to hunters.... it makes me furious.
Then they have succeeded! Their pleasure is your misery.
12-09-2019 05:39 PM
melbrod Oh yeah.....and in that area, who knows who you could get to work on the thing....I think the workers would almost have to live there while they were fixing it up. And the shipping. I mean the whole COUNTY only has about 2,000 people. And the property has been for sale for almost 2 years!!

Just those old family ties...Daddy was so full stories of various ancestors and their doings. I was so young, though....I have no idea who was who and how they were related. My sister is older and is keeper of the family genealogy I wouldn't know anybody or anything.

And we're quite settled here (in Colorado for almost 35 years now) and have needs they couldn't meet.

It is a pretty house though, isn't it? Love the woodwork and trim inside---in the more presentable areas.

But did you see that thing that looks like it might be a bathroom (apparently the only one in the house, mind you)? My dad grew up with an outhouse. I remember the house we used to visit (similar age, down the road) had a sort of bathroom tacked onto an outer wall that was referred to as new (back in the 1960's). So who knows when the one in the picture was added---septic tank, I'm sure, and in that rocky soil. UGH...

And that bedroom with the weird walls and strangish ceiling. The paneled exercise room. Not quite built to the same standard. Those may be add-ons too.

About being built right on the ground though; I can see latticework on the left of the porch front side of house, so at least part of it might be above ground. Probably built on solid rock too, if I remember how scruffy the farm fields were around. LOL All that exterior wood to keep painted.

I remember the old store with holes in the floor, and seeing the ground a few feet below when I looked through the holes. At that price, it's probably still original floors even now.

Looks like a money hole for sure.

Oh well.
12-09-2019 04:41 PM
ECIN Mel - I went back and looked that house over better - Boy I don't know , I did not see any vents in any of the floors for heat , A/C - Seen one gas heater built into the wall - and if you look at the outside - you will see what looks like a 40 gallon LP tank - I seen NO A/C outside either . The I noticed the wires going into the house - I bet that house has only a 100 amp service in it and wonder when there was any updates on wiring . I also bet that house is sitting on rocks = no foundation - notice how low the house sits by the grass = I seen no blocks . Tin roof looks like it was put over the old shingles or what ever - it don't appear to lay right + that tin is old ! They did not use full sheets from top to bottom - they made work with what they had - I guess - Thinking about - for only 219 . 2800 hundred feet + a 3,000 store??? I'm thinking there is some major work that needs to be done - how knows - go look at it - you may get it for 175 - 185 ! But it may cost a 100 grand to fix it like you want it .
12-09-2019 04:29 PM
MeadowCat
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I have a question ! How come most on here had Grandpas or Great Grand parents have a farm and nobody followed in there footsteps ? I could see MC chasing them poor kitties - lol

One of the best things on the farm when we were kids was hunting for baby kittens ! I will say them momma cats were pretty smart at hiding them !

AND MC - when do you get your new kitties ? any names picked out yet ?

Right at a inch and 2 tenths here and still raining
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The kitties are so cute ! And oh so small !

Oh don't quit your farming talk ! enjoyed it You covered lots and lots of bases very well

Now this is a good one for yeah - Down at Shelbyville , there are building a state of the art processing plant on the East side . Guess what they are going to make ??? They are going to make fake hamburgers , the way I get it they are like the new ones like burger king are selling ! Vegie ? Right here in the middle of corn ,bean , Beef + pork ! AND the town of Shelbyville is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy !

WHAT EVER
I just HATE the myth that it's good for the planet...I don't love huge feedlots and it's not good to plant the same crop over and over and over and over...but real farming, with rotating crops, and with animals fertilizing the ground....argh! There was a great article shared by Protect the Harvest that I can't dig up anymore. (If you're on Facebook, I recommend following them...I think you can also sign up for their newsletter if you aren't on FB - really good info!).

Most people also don't realize how insidious the Animal Rights agenda is...(and animal welfare is NOT the same as animal rights). Groups like PETA are well known, but the Humane Society of the United States are working to do a lot of damage, too, and there are a lot of other groups out there doing a lot of damage to farmers, to pet owners, to hunters.... it makes me furious.
12-09-2019 04:16 PM
ECIN The kitties are so cute ! And oh so small !

Oh don't quit your farming talk ! enjoyed it You covered lots and lots of bases very well

Now this is a good one for yeah - Down at Shelbyville , there are building a state of the art processing plant on the East side . Guess what they are going to make ??? They are going to make fake hamburgers , the way I get it they are like the new ones like burger king are selling ! Vegie ? Right here in the middle of corn ,bean , Beef + pork ! AND the town of Shelbyville is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy !

WHAT EVER
12-09-2019 04:15 PM
melbrod
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What a cool looking house Mel ! Love it ! You could probably convert one of the bedrooms to a Master with a Master bath - maybe what ? 10 to 15 grand , all depending on which imported tile you use ! Really just a small fix ! And the Store !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You could reopen it - Maybe call it Drucker's ! I think you need to check into this a little more
You know, I almost got to the point where I was thinking that the old store could be set up to be a computer haven/hangout for the son (and me, occasionally).

Oh man, I would so not fit in there. From what my sister said a while ago, the folks there (you know, the ones who have been there since revolutionary times) are still back in that time period and rather.....clannish?? I'm not sure us city folks could quite hack it.

Geez....I really am intrigued. I wonder....
12-09-2019 04:08 PM
melbrod
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You know, Ken, I don't know why that family farm didn't get passed down...by the time I was old enough to know anything, the "kids" that it would have been passed down to were my grandparents and their siblings, and then my dad...and they were long grown up. And now, of course, I see all the stories about how hard it is to make any kind of living as a farmer on the kinds of farm my great-grandparents had....it makes me sad that it's no longer possible to live that kind of life, or at least to do it easily. I have a few friends that farm (more Dobe people!) and it's so hard to hear how difficult it is - a dairy farmer, a cattle farmer - it's just really rough, with the increasing (false) messaging out there that somehow it's "healthier" to be vegetarian, that farming is bad for the environment...all of that. I have nothing against vegetarians, but there is a lot of misleading information out there that simply is not correct. We need farms, badly. We especially need farms that rotate crops, and we need animals that help fertilize the soil. But don't get me started - I get myself really worked up!

Anyway, on the kitty topic...yes! They have names Matilda and Augustus (he'll be known as Gus Gus ). They come home the weekend of Jan 25, so we have a ways to go. We're pretty excited, though - been buying some kitty stuff!

If you're interested - this is their baby picture from a while back. Gus Gus on the left, Matilda in the middle. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3X0y1lH8Ov/

More recent pic of Matilda: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4X5vweH5TG/
Cute, cute. Now you've almost got me wishing for kittens in addition to puppies. But Trip finds it tough to share our time with HDD alone, so adding other critters...probably not good.
12-09-2019 03:58 PM
MeadowCat
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I have a question ! How come most on here had Grandpas or Great Grand parents have a farm and nobody followed in there footsteps ? I could see MC chasing them poor kitties - lol

One of the best things on the farm when we were kids was hunting for baby kittens ! I will say them momma cats were pretty smart at hiding them !

AND MC - when do you get your new kitties ? any names picked out yet ?

Right at a inch and 2 tenths here and still raining
You know, Ken, I don't know why that family farm didn't get passed down...by the time I was old enough to know anything, the "kids" that it would have been passed down to were my grandparents and their siblings, and then my dad...and they were long grown up. And now, of course, I see all the stories about how hard it is to make any kind of living as a farmer on the kinds of farm my great-grandparents had....it makes me sad that it's no longer possible to live that kind of life, or at least to do it easily. I have a few friends that farm (more Dobe people!) and it's so hard to hear how difficult it is - a dairy farmer, a cattle farmer - it's just really rough, with the increasing (false) messaging out there that somehow it's "healthier" to be vegetarian, that farming is bad for the environment...all of that. I have nothing against vegetarians, but there is a lot of misleading information out there that simply is not correct. We need farms, badly. We especially need farms that rotate crops, and we need animals that help fertilize the soil. But don't get me started - I get myself really worked up!

Anyway, on the kitty topic...yes! They have names Matilda and Augustus (he'll be known as Gus Gus ). They come home the weekend of Jan 25, so we have a ways to go. We're pretty excited, though - been buying some kitty stuff!

If you're interested - this is their baby picture from a while back. Gus Gus on the left, Matilda in the middle. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3X0y1lH8Ov/

More recent pic of Matilda: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4X5vweH5TG/
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