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Tom T Traywick
Southern Appalachians
Like the Celts he holds reverence for the art of memory, which, unfortunately, he lacks.
Interests: Earth, Community, Family, Food
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Cope, South Carolina A Tiny Town You've Never Heard Of Where we learned early of BBQ, Pig Shipping, Train Watching and Methodism -- not necessarily in that order. Click Here to Visit Reblogged from www.onlyinyourstate.com Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 24, 2017 at Old Ones Dream
Well . . . The hook worked and I reeled you in. As to facsimile, I think we could take the family recipe for deviled crab and adjust -- but I would rather head on down to P'cola and have some more of Carmen's dish.
I will relay the message to them. Son Tatum and Daughter Oliver, you have an assignment from Professor Roberts.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on Our Two Rivers at Old Ones Dream
Thank you Professor! I wrote it on a swell of emotion at the time of the event. Writing it now would be a little different, but not as authentic.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Leaving the Farm at Old Ones Dream
Sally, I made inquiries through the offices of the German Consulate. They responded as follows: Dear Mr. Traywick, Thank you very much for your email and giving us the possibility to look the into your important work. The name Heinrich Schmitt is very very common in Germany and it's thus difficult to locate him or his next of kin today. Even if we would have further details about this POW (i.e. date of birth, hometown etc.). Although there is a system of compulsory registration, these records are on a local city government level and not considered as public record, which could be accessed by any private individual or authority. Thus, the Consulate is not in the position to locate the person, who are looking for. There are private initiatives or companies, who are experienced in locating persons in Germany (e.g. https://www.wiedersehenmachtfreude.de/en/services/search-for-long-lost-friends/) Kind regards Ansgar Kremnitzer Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Marquis Two Tower, Suite 901 285 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30303-1221
Sally responded with the following identifying information: Heinrich Schmitt P.O.W. Camp Charleston S.C. Okt 45 If that means anything to anyone let us know.
Sally, I am in the dark as well. You might consider contacting the nearest German consulate seeking direction in finding the family of your POW. You could post the name and date here and see if you get a hit on that -- I have noticed that a good number of the visits to this page are from Germany and someone may be able to help. Some of the prisoners were Italian and one that my father friended was Polish I believe. Good luck, and email me directly if you like. Tom
I noticed last night that there was a flurry of activity on this blog and backtracked it to this: Shiloh Rifle Forums Identifying the cause of the catastrophic bison die-off 1870-1882? http://www.shilohrifle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24904 There are a several dozen thoughtful posts to the discussion. I recommend it.
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Queen Esther “Rae” Franklin 1932 - 2016 Photo courtesy of her family Our Two Rivers Queen Esther became a member of our new small family 50 years ago in the late 1960s – Tanne and the children and I called her Rae. Rae quickly became our friend. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Old Ones Dream
Thank you Robert, for your information. I was hoping to find a way to attach Hugo's map to my reply but could not. Please excuse the delay.
Thank you for the input Robert. I hope that we "Oldness" are doing a service by recording these memories - I was born in '41 so your memory will be much better on this subject. Did your family maintain any contact with the pianist after the war? Was he from the East or West of Germany or Poland? If you would like to write an article I will be glad to post it with you as the author. Thank you again.
Solitude, Industry and Lonely Work Those who work and take care of animals (cattle, horses and sheep) on family owned ranches in the Western United States often do so outdoors alone and many miles from home in the worst weather. This environment cultivates introspection and individualism. These owner operators and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Old Ones Dream
All right then - a vote for Donald Trump is a vote to get big money out of politics. But wait! Isn't he the one that is attempting to buy the office of President of the United States?
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Out Beyond Senator Sanders and Senator Cruz . . . Each of us is free to choose our friends but not our siblings, as my brothers and sisters are quick to remind me. My middle brother is a Conservative Republican who defends his choice for President saying that his only... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
Susan, That photo and all of the others that I used were "just out there" as I recall on Google search. I felt free to use them and you are as well. Keep me informed on your book please.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2015 on Small Grain Harvest in the 1940s at Old Ones Dream
It is rare that I have the opportunity to read such a well written article about a process I know that produces a product I love, in a geographic region that I love. The Big Bend Gazette and Marlys Hersey and the Big Bend No. 22 Porter are the real... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
Thank you for your input. I will be in touch with you and Robert Morgan and other commenters.
I have read one of the novels and I enjoyed it as much as any crime story - more than most Elmore Leonard. As to the Netflix DVD question, as Henry would say, "I do not know".
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Ten new episodes of “Longmire” were released by Netflix today. All four seasons can now be seen on Netflix. A&E had canceled the Western drama after three seasons because, although popular, it didn’t attract the desired demographic - whatever that is. The series is based on the novels of best-selling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
Scientific American, in the August 2015 issue, noted the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The magazine further noted: “The scale of the devastation sparked an enduring debate over whether the use of such weapons is ever justifiable and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
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It was the first Wednesday in April this year and we walked barefoot on the beach at Fort Pickens and watched the Blue Angels practice. Stoked on adrenaline and Vitamin D. we found lunch back in Oldtown Pensacola at Carmen’s Lunch Bar. Check the web site and read Mari Carmen... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
Silly of me. ;-)
Brought Back Memories This blog post by Robert Dennis reminded me a lot of a lot of things about the early part of our lives. It is certainly descriptive of how a "good hand" can take a two man job and do it alone. It reminded me of how I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Old Ones Dream
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Northern Chihuahua Desert Wildflowers — April 2015 Because of extra rain and snow received in the Northern Chihuahua Desert during the winter, the desert wildflower climax this spring is said by some to be a 100 year event. Judging by photos on other sites, we may have been there a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Old Ones Dream