Lazy Monday Memories


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Kentucky Angel's Train Wrecks

Picture 034 Under the heading of “How it all began”, this is the entrance to the cemetery where my great, great grandfather rests, beside my double great grandmother.  While her name has been lost to the elements, his is still readable, Michael Cashen.  He immigrated here from Ireland during the potato famine of the 1800’s, somehow ending up in Daviess County, buying a farm, and settling down.

Papa Blandford is one of his grandsons.  Although Papa is not buried in that cemetery, several of my ancestors are.  I regret that I never took my charcoal pencils and paper out to make rubbings of the markers when I was able to navigate the rough ground out there, but at least we know where the monuments are.  My brother, Ray, is pastor of that parish now, but his knees are in worse shape than my entire body (and he’s the baby boy of the…

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Dutch, Pothead, Married since 1999, once homeless officially homed since uh...I guess somewhere around 2006. Music lover (anything but techno) Animal friend (in general, dogs and cats more specific, wolves rule though), Happy (most of the time) Pacifist, optimist but also sarcastic, cynical and philosopher (big word, if I find a better one....) oh... Gamer, PC freak, Software junky, bottom level hacker (lol i can "hack" some of my games but t.b.h others did the work, I just apply their knowledge) all around "can you fix my pc Martin" guy did I mentioned married?

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