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."


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Back from a short trip


We were tired of waiting for summer to arrive in Chicagoland, so we decided to chase it down. We made the drive down to Florida in two days, spent six days touring and beachcombing, and made the drive back home in two days. When I leave town it is for a change of pace so I always leave the laptop (and internet) at home. We are now unpacked and settling back to the norm of home life, catching up on the backlog of U.S. Mail and email, paying bills, etc.

Some trip observations:

1) The high gasoline prices are not yet keeping people off the interstate highways; plenty of folks seem to be making and keeping vacation plans.

2) People were driving like high-octane maniacs and we saw the aftermath of many accidents, including this one involving a busload of kids.

3) Commercial truck traffic was not as heavy as it was on a similar trip last September.


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