Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81692 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

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

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#94911 Dec 16, 2013
I agree! AW has always been the cornerstone. I miss my UNA; however, AW has always been there keeping a watchful eye out for us.
Anne

Versailles, IN

#94913 Dec 16, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
I agree! AW has always been the cornerstone. I miss my UNA; however, AW has always been there keeping a watchful eye out for us.
UNA was before my time but I did read some of this thread back when he was posting. I've also seen where posters on other threads mention missing him also.:-(
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#94915 Dec 17, 2013
Who was UNA,.......or....should I ask? But what happened ..........

@ Miss E......please don't forget to post every last little detail having to do with Mother - Vinegar and Cinnaman capsules. This is my second day on them and hoping for the best!

@ Wolf.........I absolutely admire your "schedule of life" as you posted a while back. If I was completely alone, that's pretty well how I'd do it, too,...not very far away from it now. Stir.....for tree practice, add another log on the fire, warm up the beans and ham, sit back down in front of the fire, then..........just .....whatever..........
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94916 Dec 17, 2013
I started out thinking Una was just another smart-alec troll only to learn that we shared more in common than we disagreed over. He certainly knew his Bible and was not a bit shy about sharing his thoughts. LOL He was one of those people that you have to take with a grain of salt, and pretty soon you come to enjoy the taste.. He challenged people to dig a little deeper and think. He certainly was not superficial.

@Anne.. about 1/2 of my hens are still laying eggs in spite of the cold and I dropped off several dozen this past Sunday to people that could use what I did not need. My light only kept about 1/2 of their water from freezing also, but it was the 1/2 furthest away from where they stood to drink so it was not totally frozen. I did fluff up the straw in their nests and got few eggs that day until they put their nests back like they were before old AW messed with it. I believe it was Voltaire that said "Let sleeping dogs lie" or as AW says but does not always follow his own advice "If it aint broken, don't fix it" LOL .
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94917 Dec 17, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
Who was UNA,.......or....should I ask? But what happened ..........
UNA's claim to fame was his ability to pass gas and his lack of shyness quite often antagonized people. He was the sort of fellow that could get on a crowded elevator and tell you to pull his finger. He had no use for religous "cults" or fakery and never missed an opportunity to speak out about it in a funny manner such as his "Save the Ho Foundation" LOL As best we can determine but are not completely positive, he had heart issues and most likely passed away some months ago while sitting at his computer. I may be wrong, but I have come to believe that he knew he was about to die and just did not care if he ruffled a few feathers, if it made folks re-evaluate their own situtations.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94918 Dec 17, 2013
I suppose Topix will delete one of the double posts. Sorry!!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94919 Dec 17, 2013
I was thinking of UNA's "First Church of Discount Sin" with the $59.99 special. LOL He claimed that I had my quarter attached to a string with super glue so I could make it rattle in the offering plate and still retrieve it. Too funny. Plus, he said I should take Dog to Sunday School and let him eat the crayons. LOL
Lady

Louisa, KY

#94921 Dec 17, 2013
' it made folks re-evaluate their own situtations'- AW

In reference of Una, I wholeheartedly agree. A very intelligent man who could approach so many topics with intelligence, whit, and sarcasm. He never once complained or belly ached. It has helped me put my life into perspective. I tend not to grumble so much anymore and appreciate the goodness in life as well as the bad that could be worse. When our loved ones leave this realm, our lives change for the better or worse. It is the road that is chosen that makes life purposeful. Robert Frost, I believe, wrote poetry about the choices one makes.What great insight both you and Una have had!
This Is Fun

Irvington, KY

#94922 Dec 17, 2013
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Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#94924 Dec 17, 2013
When I first started visiting/vacationing down here I was in my very early twenties and ....vulnerable, shall we say? With the large family and friends that I'd met, we'd all sit around inside with (then) only kerosene lamps or outside around a fire and pretty soon the tales of the night would start. The older ones would tell stories of (haints) that rolled apples down the attic stairway at night, or of the ghost of the woman who was stabbed at the foot of the stairs and left a huge blood stain on the wooden floor (I saw a.......stain) or of the horrific ghostly white thing that jumped the wire fence as they were walking home late one night and then of a cow that they absolutely could not keep penned up in the lot at night when they found no way for it to be getting out! Well, I was younger then and I suppose they all noticed my yankee-kid, saucer-sized eyeballs and just kept on building up the tales. But how I did enjoy that simpler way of life and wish those folks were still here. At times,.........I "feel" they are!

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94925 Dec 17, 2013
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
I ventured onto this post a few months ago and have really enjoyed visiting with everyone. We're all very different and are from many walks of life. You are certainly right in that Ancient Wolf keeps us anchored and is always a great example in how to handle trolls. Right now there seems to be a troll posting under my topix name so if anything offensive is said , please don't think it's me. I may tease someone a little but I don't ever intend to offend . There is no way I could ever read all 80,000 posts, Wow!, so I have no idea as to how many posters have come and gone over the years.
Feel free to stop by and join in! Have a wonderful evening!!
Thank you, Anne, for your warm welcome. I think I will venture by on occasion if you all don't mind. This is by far the nicest thread on topix.
ihn

Princeton, KY

#94926 Dec 17, 2013
Gin

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94927 Dec 17, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
When I first started visiting/vacationing down here I was in my very early twenties and ....vulnerable, shall we say? With the large family and friends that I'd met, we'd all sit around inside with (then) only kerosene lamps or outside around a fire and pretty soon the tales of the night would start. The older ones would tell stories of (haints) that rolled apples down the attic stairway at night, or of the ghost of the woman who was stabbed at the foot of the stairs and left a huge blood stain on the wooden floor (I saw a.......stain) or of the horrific ghostly white thing that jumped the wire fence as they were walking home late one night and then of a cow that they absolutely could not keep penned up in the lot at night when they found no way for it to be getting out! Well, I was younger then and I suppose they all noticed my yankee-kid, saucer-sized eyeballs and just kept on building up the tales. But how I did enjoy that simpler way of life and wish those folks were still here. At times,.........I "feel" they are!
I enjoyed your post, MM. I grew up with similar stories to the ones you spoke of. The haint tales were as much a part of our lives as eating beans and cornbread. I once asked my mother why no one ever saw ghosts like they did in her day. She said,'Honey, it's because people got too mean." The thought of that has always made me laugh.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94928 Dec 18, 2013
Dual Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
I enjoyed your post, MM. I grew up with similar stories to the ones you spoke of. The haint tales were as much a part of our lives as eating beans and cornbread. I once asked my mother why no one ever saw ghosts like they did in her day. She said,'Honey, it's because people got too mean." The thought of that has always made me laugh.
If you go to Savannah Georgia, many of the doors on houses are painted a light blue because it is thought that ghosts won't cross water and the ghosts think the door is a body of water. Savannah claims to be the most haunted city in the country and they even have lantern light walking tours at night to the areas supposedly occupied by the "haints" including the cemetary crypts where Sherman's troops supposedly threw out some of the decayed bodies so they could get in out of the cold. There is even one driving tour where you can ride around in about a 1960ish hearse. A most interesting city including where the Pirates traveling from Jamacia, stopped over at the seaport. The waterfront streets are made of cobblestones that were brought from England to be used as ballist aboard the empty sailing ships and then left and replaced with cotton going back. A good time to visit is over Saint Patrick's Day, it is a really big Irish town that throws one baudacious party that would almost compete with New Orleans "Mardi Gras" and who also claims to be the most haunted city..

Except as a child, I worry more about the living than about the dead. I do recall the wide-eyed campfire tale of "Who's Got My Big Toe"? LOL... I am on the first step, now the 2nd step, now I am at your door, now I am at your bed...NOW I GOTCHA.. he he he
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94929 Dec 18, 2013
Before the proofreaders catch it, I know that Jamaica is not spelled Jamacia. LOL Some interesting reading regarding Pirates (Savannah brings that to mind) is about Bartholemew Roberts (better known as Black Bart) and Anne Bonny, one of the most famous women pirates.

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94932 Dec 18, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
If you go to Savannah Georgia, many of the doors on houses are painted a light blue because it is thought that ghosts won't cross water and the ghosts think the door is a body of water. Savannah claims to be the most haunted city in the country and they even have lantern light walking tours at night to the areas supposedly occupied by the "haints" including the cemetary crypts where Sherman's troops supposedly threw out some of the decayed bodies so they could get in out of the cold. There is even one driving tour where you can ride around in about a 1960ish hearse. A most interesting city including where the Pirates traveling from Jamacia, stopped over at the seaport. The waterfront streets are made of cobblestones that were brought from England to be used as ballist aboard the empty sailing ships and then left and replaced with cotton going back. A good time to visit is over Saint Patrick's Day, it is a really big Irish town that throws one baudacious party that would almost compete with New Orleans "Mardi Gras" and who also claims to be the most haunted city..
Except as a child, I worry more about the living than about the dead. I do recall the wide-eyed campfire tale of "Who's Got My Big Toe"? LOL... I am on the first step, now the 2nd step, now I am at your door, now I am at your bed...NOW I GOTCHA.. he he he
Who knew ghosts could be so easily fooled?! LOL I have never been to Savannah, it sounds like a fascinating place. I don't seek out ghost tours as such, but I do enjoy visiting and reading about historical places. I also enjoy places with cobblestone streets. They are so beautiful and quaint.
An interesting thing about those ballasts. They have helped map out sea travel due to their unique designs and identifying markings. I learned that on either History or Discovery.

I did one of those online surveys to see where I would be most suited to live according to my personality type. I was surprised the results were Georgia. I may have to pay them a visit and find out for myself.:-)

I remember the Big Toe tale exactly as you described it. Isn't that funny? I would be afraid to let my feet dangle off the bed at night. LOL Those are some happy memories though. Growing up in a large family, there was always lots of pranks and teasing going on in between (or during) chores - just so long as we didn't take it too far or get caught at it. LOL With those good Scotch-Irish roots, we couldn't help but have fun! It was in us and had to come out - still does.:-)
Thanks for giving me a some good warm memories and laughter on this cold, winter day, AW. Stay warm and have a wonderful day!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94933 Dec 18, 2013
@Dual Reality.. I am also Scotch-Irish blended with Cherokee. I have traced my ancestors back to 1711 and found that the oldest I can trace came to Virginia from Ireland and died in 1743 at the age of 32 even prior to the American Revolution. My folks had 5 children living in a house with 4 rooms and a path. It now has 6 rooms and a bath and after being gone nearly 50 years, I bought it back. The path now goes to the chicken house instead of the outhouse. LOL

As for Savannah, nearby is the museum for "The Mighty Eighth Air Force" of WW2 which was originated from the Georgia National Guard. The actor, Jimmy Stewart was a pilot with the Mighty 8th.

Sherman did not destroy Savannah on his march to the sea and sent A. Lincoln a telegram that he gave him Savannah as an 1865 Christmas present. His troops camped out and rested for 6 weeks in the cemetary that I referenced and their horses knocked over some stones and were not necessarily put back in the correct place. BTW if you look at a picture of William Tecumseh Sherman, I am torn between whether he resembles a younger Clint Eastwood or Merle Haggard.
Anne

Paris, TN

#94934 Dec 18, 2013
Dual Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
I enjoyed your post, MM. I grew up with similar stories to the ones you spoke of. The haint tales were as much a part of our lives as eating beans and cornbread. I once asked my mother why no one ever saw ghosts like they did in her day. She said,'Honey, it's because people got too mean." The thought of that has always made me laugh.
As a kid my older cousin told us some of the same stories. One about a golden arm?? And something about the heartbeat under the floor. I can't seem to remember details though. Outside my bedroom windows were hundreds of acres of state woods and the wildlife was quite noisy at night. Hoots, screams and yipping. It could be quite unnerving. Especially the screams!

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94935 Dec 18, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Dual Reality.. I am also Scotch-Irish blended with Cherokee. I have traced my ancestors back to 1711 and found that the oldest I can trace came to Virginia from Ireland and died in 1743 at the age of 32 even prior to the American Revolution. My folks had 5 children living in a house with 4 rooms and a path. It now has 6 rooms and a bath and after being gone nearly 50 years, I bought it back. The path now goes to the chicken house instead of the outhouse. LOL
As for Savannah, nearby is the museum for "The Mighty Eighth Air Force" of WW2 which was originated from the Georgia National Guard. The actor, Jimmy Stewart was a pilot with the Mighty 8th.
Sherman did not destroy Savannah on his march to the sea and sent A. Lincoln a telegram that he gave him Savannah as an 1865 Christmas present. His troops camped out and rested for 6 weeks in the cemetary that I referenced and their horses knocked over some stones and were not necessarily put back in the correct place. BTW if you look at a picture of William Tecumseh Sherman, I am torn between whether he resembles a younger Clint Eastwood or Merle Haggard.
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Dual Reality.. I am also Scotch-Irish blended with Cherokee. I have traced my ancestors back to 1711 and found that the oldest I can trace came to Virginia from Ireland and died in 1743 at the age of 32 even prior to the American Revolution. My folks had 5 children living in a house with 4 rooms and a path. It now has 6 rooms and a bath and after being gone nearly 50 years, I bought it back. The path now goes to the chicken house instead of the outhouse. LOL
As for Savannah, nearby is the museum for "The Mighty Eighth Air Force" of WW2 which was originated from the Georgia National Guard. The actor, Jimmy Stewart was a pilot with the Mighty 8th.
Sherman did not destroy Savannah on his march to the sea and sent A. Lincoln a telegram that he gave him Savannah as an 1865 Christmas present. His troops camped out and rested for 6 weeks in the cemetary that I referenced and their horses knocked over some stones and were not necessarily put back in the correct place. BTW if you look at a picture of William Tecumseh Sherman, I am torn between whether he resembles a younger Clint Eastwood or Merle Haggard.
How interesting, Ancient Wolf, we could be kin.:-) I can trace the Irish side of my family back to 1590 Ireland. The other side was always said to be Cherokee, but I have no proof of that. I spent years searching to find the ancestors on the supposed Indian side but came up empty handed. It has always seemed strange to me that I could trace the Irish side back over 400 years to Ireland and Scotland, but I can't find the other side right here where I live. But the evidence can be seen in my family with the high cheekbones, dark eyes, etc.. And I don't think I need evidence to prove who I am. I have always somehow known. If it counts for anything, I feel more at home out in the middle of the woods somewhere than I could ever be in a city.

I think it's wonderful that you live in your family home and I'm sure you don't mind that the little path no longer leads to the outhouse. LOL My family home has been gone for many years now. It only exists now in memory, but that's ok, the home wouldn't bring any of the folks back who are gone.

That's a fascinating bit of Savannah history you gave me. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you. I searched and found a picture of Sherman and I immediately cracked up laughing. You are so right! If Clint Eastwood and Merle Haggard had a son, that's exactly what he would look like. LOL!

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94936 Dec 18, 2013
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
As a kid my older cousin told us some of the same stories. One about a golden arm?? And something about the heartbeat under the floor. I can't seem to remember details though. Outside my bedroom windows were hundreds of acres of state woods and the wildlife was quite noisy at night. Hoots, screams and yipping. It could be quite unnerving. Especially the screams!
I remember those stories, Anne. The heartbeat under the floor came from Edgar Allan Poe's, short story, The Tell Tale Heart. I was a big Poe fan when I was growing up. I read everything he wrote. The golden arm story must be eons old. I know Mark Twain used that one, but it was around long before. Both stories sure were scary though when I was a child. Of course older brothers were real pros at frightening us younger ones. LOL The screams you mentioned hearing at night were probably screech owls. They can make your hair stand on end for sure. It must have been particularly unnerving to hear such a sound when you were a child.

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