Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."


TRIGGER WARNING: Guns have triggers.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Slow blogging because…

The weather has been excruciatingly nice, 80F outside. I set a goal for this year of doing no less than 2-hours of yard-work per day and the weather has inspired me to keep digging in the gardens far longer than intended. Still, I won’t be setting any flowers for at least another couple of weeks. I have extended the flowerbeds; they are now quite bodacious! My credit card bill will likely be a shocker when the total rolls in for all of the supplies that I bought.

I have finally dieted down below the 210 lbs. mark but not by very much. The extra activity outside is helping my conditioning. Last year it was difficult for me to work outside because doing so triggered my cravings for cigars. This year I can work and lounge outside all day without thinking of smoking.

The backyard brick patio and many of the sheltering trees and shrubs are now 7-years-old. It’s my own little slice of paradise. I enjoy it every chance that I get.

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