A little explaing

If you have noticed I refer to F.H. Ard’s youngest adult child as Little Mary. This is not out of disrespect but as a matter of distinguishing one from another. During the early part of the twentieth century there was are large number of women named Mary in Hammondsville. I do not know all but just in the F.H. Ard Family there were two after 1921. One Mary Ard later to be Cruse and Mary Douglas Highbaugh Ard J. W.’s wife. It got confusing about whom you were referring so It became Little Mary or later sometimes Mary Cruse. Newly married married Mary Became Mary Douglas or Mary Jim either was good. After Arthur left The Cabin with his family. Leighlan Skaggs moved in. Of course his wife was Mary. I never knew her by anything but Mary Leighlan. They lived there until Little Mary moved In 1935-36. Now off to church and Gooud Tally’s wife was Mary. Of curse her name Mary Gooud. Seems simple now.

I have put another pix and edited the ones that I have info on. Please get back with any errors. You know I have been told by professionals that if I had a half a brain, I would be a half wit.

Author: harold

The Reunion Afterward

I had clear objective when I started talking about a Ard Family reunion. as things came forward my objective clearly exceeded my highest exceptions. One of my favorite passage is the 15th chapter of St. Luke this portion is applicable here.

15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 5:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: 15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: 15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.

This to me is about a person willing to serve. The fifteen oldest of us still living know the efforts of our parents and grandparents to serve their families. This idea of service on a spiritual plain is never forgot by God or our fellow man. We cannot be in the Grace of God without being in communion with man. My words are we come forth to be a servant and we will treated as a king. Our parents and grandparents were surly that and all have shown that we have learned gracefully.
All deserve a ring upon their finger and sandals on their feet and robe on their shoulders for such an effort. This tell us that when we are willing to serve, we receive much more than we give.

As to my objective to introduce my family to the extended family that I have known all my life. Now they have known for 3 hours what I have known for 63 yrs.


Any one wanting to post pix of this affair just let me know
Author: harold

Thought on another central nervous system depressant

My own experiences lead me to believe my thoughts I have on drug laws are valid. The longer I live and the more experience I attain the more convinced I have a good point.

First we spend many many hours of school children’s time telling them all the evils of drugs use. So was I by the most loving and caring parents. It would be hard to say they were not sincere in their effort to teach me not to drink.

Now next thought is we will take drug and alcohol away from the people. Now take my case. I was born and lived until 21 years of age in an area of Kentucky that is the center of probation. I could drive 30 northeast and buy alcohol legally. 50 miles south and 100 miles west. Going east I have no idea but I think you had to go all the way to Washington DC. I do not know??? When I made a decision to drink on 3/24/1960 I drove south 18 miles and purchased the alcohol from a man that had no license to sell but it was legal alcohol with federal tax stamps. So much for probation. Now for the thought that if you do not drink no way you can become an alcoholic. This thought is accurate in theory, but in my case I was armed with all this knowledge from my parents. So at 16 I was never going to use alcohol, same thing at 18. However when I made the decision to drink only the issues at present were in my mind not the thought of all the teaching of the past 19 years. A few seconds after I took the first drink a feeling that 44 years has not forgotten. My feelings of rejection, inadequacies, anger were replaced with a feeling of self confidence that I had never had before. I remember thinking my parents and teachers had lied to me. This was the beginning of 15 years 10 months of acute active alcoholism.

The sperm that fertilizes the Drug War is the families of the afflicted. The loving and caring member of an drug addict or alcoholic become so ashamed and discouraged with their attempts to stop the user form using they believe this crap put out by drug warriors. The relationship between the afflicted and the affective become so dishonest that dishonesty become fact in the minds of both. The afflicted promises he will no longer use but knows in his heart he cannot stop. The affected starts governing the life of the afflicted until he has no life except the drugs and/or alcohol. This kind of behavior is so prevalent in our society that we do not notice it as being out of the ordinary. The Drug War exploits the sickness by promising to punish those that have done wrong and healing those that are sick. It punishes those who have done no wrong and makes the sick invalids by promising results when creating havoc.
Author: harold

Miss. officials question election numbers

Although not covered by our local media, there is a major problem with voting irregularities here in Mississippi.

“Mississippi Secretary of State Eric Clark said his state historically has had several counties with undervotes as high as 8 percent of the ballots cast. ‘When you have a significant undercount, then there is a danger of it kicking the election the wrong way,’ Clark said.”

“Mississippi election officials are discovering voting trends that ‘don’t make any sense.’ In the state’s first in-depth study of its aging voting machines, there are large disparities between the numbers of ballots cast and actually counted.”

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Author: RamblinRon