Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,787

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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#92596 Sep 13, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I learned long ago to not chop peppers and take a whizz. LOL
Ouch!

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#92597 Sep 13, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Interesting night. Ate pizza and watched a dvd on Dachau, Sachenhausen, and the Liberation of Auschwitz. One or the other upset my stomach.
They are having a reenactment down at Fort Boonesboro next weekend.
Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92599 Sep 13, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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They are having a reenactment down at Fort Boonesboro next weekend.
I'll go if you will, I'll be the big guy in the coon skin cap... toting a hawkin rifle. I'll know you by the red hair, green eyes and red high heels. Man oh man. Whew! Its getting hot in here.

I reckon old Daniel was pretty crooked in his business dealings. I have heard that some old Boonesborough records showed that he swindled a partner out of money for years and years.
Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92600 Sep 13, 2013
Anne wrote:
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Busy day and just now checking in.. Alas ... My iPhone wont let me go to this... So thanks anyway.
It was a DEVO tune.
Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92601 Sep 13, 2013
@Anne it was working in the coal mines and.... Devo has feelings too or something.

I worked in the coal mines a long time ago, kept getting hurt and dang near killed so I changed professions.

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#92602 Sep 13, 2013
Imposter wrote:
<quoted text>I'll go if you will, I'll be the big guy in the coon skin cap... toting a hawkin rifle. I'll know you by the red hair, green eyes and red high heels. Man oh man. Whew! Its getting hot in here.

I reckon old Daniel was pretty crooked in his business dealings. I have heard that some old Boonesborough records showed that he swindled a partner out of money for years and years.
I once went on a date with a navy guy in Millington Tn
Because he had those adorable Davie Crockett suede boots that laced up the front with fringe at the top

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#92603 Sep 13, 2013
Imposter wrote:
<quoted text>It was a DEVO tune.
Aren't they band that wore the flower pots on their heads?
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92604 Sep 13, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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They are having a reenactment down at Fort Boonesboro next weekend.
Some interesting history in that area. Confederate Edmund Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap and at the Battle of Richmond Ky, they beat Union General William "Bull" Nelson and held over 2000 Union troops captive on the Madison County Court House lawn.

The tide was turned at Richmond by Conf. General Patrick Cleburn who used two companies of "Sharp's Shooters" (later converted to be called Sharp shooters). Prior to the Sharp's rifle the effective range of the smooth bore was about 150 yards, but the Sharp's had a rifled bore and a telescope with a range of up to 1,700 yards.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92605 Sep 13, 2013
The Sharp's shooters were disliked by both sides and considered "demons" because while just going about their normal camp routines, they could be easily picked off by these snipers from great distances.

One story in my book tells about how these demons casually set up their equipment among regular troops and were asked to go ply their trade some place else. They did not think it appropriate to pick off some enemy just having his morning coffee. I suppose it was much like the old west where it was not appropriate to shoot some guy in the back.

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#92607 Sep 14, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
The Sharp's shooters were disliked by both sides and considered "demons" because while just going about their normal camp routines, they could be easily picked off by these snipers from great distances.

One story in my book tells about how these demons casually set up their equipment among regular troops and were asked to go ply their trade some place else. They did not think it appropriate to pick off some enemy just having his morning coffee. I suppose it was much like the old west where it was not appropriate to shoot some guy in the back.
What happened to "All's fair in love and war" ?
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92608 Sep 14, 2013
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What happened to "All's fair in love and war" ?
I suppose when the enemy is hovering around a camp fire trying to make coffee and stay warm from the overnight cold that there is no war at that moment from lower level individuals but more love for humanity and it is more fair to give him-her a fighting chance?

And during the Civil War, the "enemy" was not always men, nor did all the women volunteer for nurse duty. Hundreds of women enlisted (as men) for both Union and Rebel sides from poor, rural areas and were not particularly well educated but enlisted primarily for the rare opportunity to obtain a paying "job" even though they had no real interest one way or the other in the war issues promulgated by the politicians and people of money.(Sound familiar?)

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman) of the 153rd New York Volunteers (who was a little better than most at writing) wrote home that she obtained $152 for enlisting and $13 a month and would send more money home when she got it.

Her letter: "Mother, if you are a mind to send me a box of apples and a bottle of cider, you may. The rest of the "boys" are getting boxes of stuff from home... don't mourn for me, for if I never return I hope I shall meet you all in Heaven... The weather is cold and the ground is froze hard, but I sleep as warm in the tents as I would in a good bed. I don't know the difference when I get asleep. We have boards laid down for a floor and our dishes is tin. We all have a tin plate, and a tin cup, and a knife and fork, one spoon. We have to use the floor for a table. I like to be a soldier very well".

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#92609 Sep 14, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I suppose when the enemy is hovering around a camp fire trying to make coffee and stay warm from the overnight cold that there is no war at that moment from lower level individuals but more love for humanity and it is more fair to give him-her a fighting chance?

And during the Civil War, the "enemy" was not always men, nor did all the women volunteer for nurse duty. Hundreds of women enlisted (as men) for both Union and Rebel sides from poor, rural areas and were not particularly well educated but enlisted primarily for the rare opportunity to obtain a paying "job" even though they had no real interest one way or the other in the war issues promulgated by the politicians and people of money.(Sound familiar?)

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman) of the 153rd New York Volunteers (who was a little better than most at writing) wrote home that she obtained $152 for enlisting and $13 a month and would send more money home when she got it.

Her letter: "Mother, if you are a mind to send me a box of apples and a bottle of cider, you may. The rest of the "boys" are getting boxes of stuff from home... don't mourn for me, for if I never return I hope I shall meet you all in Heaven... The weather is cold and the ground is froze hard, but I sleep as warm in the tents as I would in a good bed. I don't know the difference when I get asleep. We have boards laid down for a floor and our dishes is tin. We all have a tin plate, and a tin cup, and a knife and fork, one spoon. We have to use the floor for a table. I like to be a soldier very well".
This is very interesting. One of my favorite eras is the impact WWII had on the traditional role of women
To fight a war for a country that had not yet given women the right to vote (19th amendment ) is intriguing
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92610 Sep 14, 2013
When I went into the military, there was no particular Patriotic fervor. We only knew there would always be food, clothing, and a roof of some kind over our heads and we would be able to go somewhere and have passage into adulthood and not be left behind to be forever considered to be a "wimp". And that would be better than trying to subsist on no job or a low paying job (if we could even get one).

We had no idea why there was even a war or where it was being fought geographically? I don't think anything much has changed and wars would be different or end entirely if the recruits were more experienced with "life".
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#92611 Sep 14, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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This is very interesting. One of my favorite eras is the impact WWII had on the traditional role of women
To fight a war for a country that had not yet given women the right to vote (19th amendment ) is intriguing
I suppose it was and is all about survival and having a job and has certain similarities to young people fighting today for a country where in most places they can't even legally buy a beer.
Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92612 Sep 14, 2013
And the defense contracts get larger and larger.

Imposter

Somerset, KY

#92613 Sep 14, 2013
I have a deer stand on my property, and its not mine. I have clearly marked NO HUNTING all around but someone must not be able to read or just dont care.
I'm heading out to take it down (if I can get to it, hope the tree isn't oak lol) right now.
Wish me luck folks, I have nothing against hunting, personally I dont get a big thrill out of killing anything, I have always needed food before I would hunt...The deer have always had a safe haven on my land and I intend to keep it that way. Anyways wish me luck, I'd hate it if some pecker-wood shot me this morning. But the deer stand is coming down today one way or the other.
Ancient Wolf

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#92614 Sep 14, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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This is very interesting. One of my favorite eras is the impact WWII had on the traditional role of women
To fight a war for a country that had not yet given women the right to vote (19th amendment ) is intriguing
An interesting follow-up to the Sarah Rosetta (alias Lyons) Wakeman story in a later letter to her father where she hoped that the money she earned as a masquerading male Union soldier expected to come home with the money to pay off her father's debts and was not fearful of battles. But died in July 1864 without accomplishing that goal or ever having her secret revealed. Understanably, her demise was from chronic diarrhea.(I would say that 2 years of Civil War battles would have given me the back door trots as well).

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#92615 Sep 14, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>An interesting follow-up to the Sarah Rosetta (alias Lyons) Wakeman story in a later letter to her father where she hoped that the money she earned as a masquerading male Union soldier expected to come home with the money to pay off her father's debts and was not fearful of battles. But died in July 1864 without accomplishing that goal or ever having her secret revealed. Understanably, her demise was from chronic diarrhea.(I would say that 2 years of Civil War battles would have given me the back door trots as well).
She survived battle but for the need of Imodium went to her deathbed---
Irony
Anne

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#92618 Sep 14, 2013
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They are having a reenactment down at Fort Boonesboro next weekend.
I've had a lot of fun with the reenactments and festivals lately . That Reno brothers thing I went to last weekend? Well, the Reno brothers claim to "fame" is that they started the train robberies way back when. I guess someone had to be first.. This weekend is a heritage festival with antique tractors, sawmills, and all the arts, crafts and food a person can stand. And then North of that ohio river this weekend is a Scottish Highland games festival with an European car show . Glasgow ky has the Scottish games also but I'm not sure when.

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#92619 Sep 14, 2013
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>I've had a lot of fun with the reenactments and festivals lately . That Reno brothers thing I went to last weekend? Well, the Reno brothers claim to "fame" is that they started the train robberies way back when. I guess someone had to be first.. This weekend is a heritage festival with antique tractors, sawmills, and all the arts, crafts and food a person can stand. And then North of that ohio river this weekend is a Scottish Highland games festival with an European car show . Glasgow ky has the Scottish games also but I'm not sure when.
I spent the morning at the Lexington Farmers Market. The weather was gorgeous! I drove home Athens/ Boonesboro way and the scenery was so spectacular. I fall in love with Kentucky every time the seasons start the change. I bought some white sweet potatoes at market-- never tried those before

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