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Monday, August 29, 2011

HURRICANE CAROL 1954

This one caught my family unaware. We were at Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island, looking forward to a nice week's vacation. At 3 am of the second morning, we were awakened by State Police officers telling us we needed to evacuate. The entire town was evacuated to the west through the town of Westerly. The house we were renting, along with most of the cottages on that stretch of the Rhode Island shore, was washed away. I remember stopping for breakfast in Westerly and seeing that the river running through that town toward the sea was within 2 feet of the bottom of the concrete bridge in the center of town.

Hurricane Diane / Floods (Aug 1955)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Frank Zappa - Live Barcelona 1988 (Full Concert)

Census Schedules and Your Civil War Story


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Your Civil War Story: Billy Yank or Johnny Reb?
by Ancestry Anne

Battle of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, 27 August 1861

In my previous column, we discussed how to look at your tree and determine who might have served in the Civil War. And some of you wisely pointed out that while 1816–1846 as a birth year may be a good rule of thumb for choosing candidates who may have served, it is by no means definitive. Younger and older ancestors may have served, but this is a good starting point.

So now that we have a list of candidates, it's time to determine which side they fought for and identify the unit in which they served. This will help us figure out which battles they fought in and where to start digging for clues as to what their life was like during the war.

So which side did your ancestor fight for? If you know where they lived in 1860, you may have a good idea whether they were a Yankee or a Confederate, but their location is by no means an absolute. Family legends and stories can also give you a clue, but remember sometimes those are just wishful thinking.

Here's a quick review of the United States during the war.

Union States:
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Confederate States:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

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Butcher, baker, candlestick maker, what did your ancestor do? Whatever your ancestor's occupation was, his life was deeply intertwined with his trade. And while it's neat to learn what your ancestor's occupation was from a census or some other record, just knowing he was a farmer only skims the surface.

Wouldn't it be great to know what he grew? What kind of livestock he kept? How many pigs? How many milch cows? What was the value of his farm in comparison to others in his area? And better yet, wouldn't it be great to see his progress a decade later?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

John Coltrane - Russian Lullaby

Taj Mahal - Statesboro Blues

JACK PAAR'S PROFILE IN COURAGE

Jack Paar was one of my favorites, and I was watching that night when he shocked America by quitting his late-night show. The joke that had been cut was an innocuous reference to a "water closet (see link below)." We've come a long way, baby!

http://www.tvacres.com/censorship_jack.htm (copy & paste)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago"

Rev. Gary Davis playing "Candyman"

Andy Cohen performs 'How Happy I Am' by the Rev. Gary Davis

Down In The Valley To Pray---Doc Watson

I'll Fly Away - Hank Williams

Emmylou Harris - O Come Angel Band - live with Angel Band 1987

Sinner You'd Better Get Ready - The Louvin Brothers

The Bailes Brothers,Remember Me

WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, Part 2: Stanley Brothers (Harbor of Love)

Original WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, Part 1: Grandpa Jones (Are You From Dixie)

Lee and Juanita Moore - Whispering Hope

Staying up late waiting for good reception from WWVA in Wheeling is a fond memory of my grade school years. Lee and Juanita were part of the WWVA family.

PAUL (TINY) STACY (1944-1994)

Holding court here at Woodstock is the late Paul "Tiny" Stacy, who lived life to the fullest only to be taken away from us far too soon. He was a dynamo who shared his love of life with humor and kindness. I remember being with him for the last Cream concert at Rhode Island Auditorium. You always felt safe with this 450 pound behemoth by your side, even in the hairiest of circumstances.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WE GET AROUND



War, No more trouble - Bob Marley


Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another
Inferior
Is finally
And permanently
Discredited
And abandoned -
Everywhere is war -
Me say war.

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -
Me say war.

That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race -
Dis a war.

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained -
Now everywhere is war - war.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
In Mozambique,
South Africa
Sub-human bondage
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed -
Well, everywhere is war -
Me say war.

War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south -
War - war -
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight - we find it necessary -
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory

Of good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah! [fadeout]

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

President Hoover's address at MSG in NY, 1932

Hoover rants against a "New Deal" in a voice that only Michael Buffer could love. "Let's get ready to rumble!"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hubert Humphrey 1948 Civil Rights Speech

The Spencer Davis Group (feat. Steve Winwood) - Somebody Help Me (1966)

March of the Bonus Army - Part 1

The Greatest Homerun Ever: Bill Mazeroski (Longer Version)

Marcel Thil vs. Lou Brouillard I, II, & III

..........That's Lou on the right.----->>

A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

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