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Just Sven
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7 months ago

American coons -- God bless ’em! You’d never see a cat dressed like that -- dogs, yes; cats, never.

Happy 4th, GN.

Just Sven
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7 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Good morning, Mac -- cute kitten.

ThePlagueFairy
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7 months ago
Reply to  Mac

…and also with you.

Just Sven
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7 months ago

Very succinct and applicable to a lot of other things beyond our ongoing electrical problems. Think “homeless.”

The California saga went through four stages, all of which presented the state with opportunities to make good and bad decisions. These stages were: (1) a risky situation that became (2) a challenge that turned into (3) a crisis that rapidly turned to (4) blight. Each stage, and in fact the whole process, should be seen not as a series of random, disconnected events, but as a sequence in which choices were made at each juncture.

https://californiaglobe.com/articles/california-power-outages-is-this-gavin-newsoms-gray-davis-moment/

ThePlagueFairy
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7 months ago

Goodmorning, my friends! And a Happy Fourth of July to you all!!!

It has been a lovely day for me. Dv8 is slumbering beside me and I am about to join him in the Land of Nod. He worked late into the night and I, of course, slept. Early this morning I went out and gave some of our overgrown herbs a much needed trimming. This year David chose a dark purple basil which has turned out to be the most fragrant variety we’ve ever seen. Leaves so tender that he likes to eat them whole on top of dishes. The thyme is well over two feet across and blooming and the oregano is the same. The sage, mint rosemary are also having a record year. I always kept after David to use fish emulsion on the herbs but his Miracle Grow has been amazing! Almost too amazing because, even though I have learned from a food scientist how to dry herbs in the microwave I’m having a hard time keeping up with the harvest.

And to complete my joy in being out this morning my two longtime friends, the quail Troilus and Cressida came by to visit!! It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen them so it’s nice to know that they’re still well and they remember me.

It’s grand to see each of you today!! And raccoons!!!!eleventy!

Last time I phoned Brenda she wasn’t home but the time before that she was getting stronger. I wonder how Jerrie Atrick is doing?

A toast:

To our dear America
To our families and friends
And to those who live now in our memories and our hearts.

Nite-nite, dear friends.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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7 months ago

Happy Independence Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good day, Sven, Mac, and our very beloved Harper!!!11!!

Mac -- I notice the kitteh is trying to get our from under the patriotic hat, thus proving Sven’s point.

Harper -- it is always a blessing and a goodness to see you here! Rest well, my friend!

Sven -- great article! Locally, the SCAQMD is telling commercial bakeries that they’ll have to switch to electric ovens soon to reduce NOx. For some, like tortilla chip makers, there is no electric replacement and the demand for such is non-existent, so no one is even researching such. This, of course, doesn’t even address the lack of electric capacity.

Barrett Wellman(tm)
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7 months ago

Happy Independence Day everyone I sure do hope you’re having a wonderful day, ’cause you just know I am. Check out number 34 -- eight years old!

I’m very proud of my ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, and this week I honor their sacrifices.
At least thirty-four descendants of Thomas Wellman participated in the American Revolutionary War:[Source: Wikipedia]

1 great-grandson Joseph Wellman (1737-1783/4) of Wrentham marched on Lexington in Captain Samuel Cowell’s company and served until 1779.
2 great-great-grandson Thomas Wellman (1742–1818) of Lynnfield marched on Lexington in Captain Nathaniel Bancroft’s company and served until 1777.
3 great-great-grandson Jonathan Wellman (1747–1822) of Lynnfield marched on Lexington in Captain Nathaniel Bancroft’s company.
4 great-great-grandson Stephen Wellman (1746-after 1805) marched on Lexington in Captain Abraham Pierce’s company of Waltham militia and was a corporal at the Battle of Dorchester Heights.
5 great-great-grandson Timothy Wellman (1757–1842) of Mansfield was a private in Captain Isaac Hodge’s company at the Battle of Dorchester Heights and the battle of Rhode Island.
6 great-great-grandson Jacob Wellman (1746–1834) of Lyndeborough was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill as a private in Captain Levi Spaulding’s company.
7 great-great-grandson Joseph Wellman (1747–1831) was a private in Captain Abiel Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen.
8 great-great-grandson Peter Wellman (1750–1791) was a private in Captain Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen and fought in the battle of Rhode Island.
9 great-great-grandson Samuel Wellman (1751–1835) was a private in Captain Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen.
10 great-great-grandson Ebenezer Wellman (1752–1831) was a private in Captain Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen and fought in the battle of Rhode Island.
11 great-great-grandson Silas Wellman (1757-after 1818) was a private in Captain Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen and served until 1782 at West Point, New York.
12 great-great-grandson Samuel Wellman (1760–1829) was a private in Captain Clapp’s Mansfield minutemen served until 1780 including the Battle of Trenton.
13 great-great-grandson Isaac Wellman (1757–1840) of Cornish was a private in Captain Jonathan Chase’s company at the Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777).
14 great-great-grandson James Wellman (1754–1841) of Cornish was a ranger in Captain Josiah Russell’s company at the siege of Fort Ticonderoga and the Saratoga campaign.
15 great-great-grandson John Wellman (1758–1826) of Lyndeborough was a private in Colonel John Mellin’s regiment at the siege of Fort Ticonderoga and in 1778 a corporal in Captain Samuel Dearborn’s company in the battle of Rhode Island.
16 great-grandson Reuben Wellman (1730–1798) was a private in the New Hampshire Regiment reinforcing the Continental Army at New York during the winter of 1776/7.
17 great-great-grandson Solomon Wellman (1758–1841) of Cornish joined the Continental Army under General Horatio Gates for the Saratoga campaign.
18 great-great-grandson Jacob Wellman (1761–1829) of Mansfield enlisted in 1776 and served through 1783 as a corporal at the battles of Saratoga, Monmouth, and Yorktown.
19 great-great-grandson Abraham Wellman (1762–1829) of Lynn was a Continental Army drummer wounded at the battle of Monmouth.
20 great-grandson Adam Wellman (1744/5-1802) of Wrentham was a gunner in Captain Perez Cushing’s artillery company from 1776 and a corporal in Captain Samuel Cowell’s company in 1778.
21 great-grandson Elijah Wellman (1733–1790) of Attleborough was a private in Captain Stephen Richardson’s company in 1777 and in Captain Samuel Robinson’s company in 1780.
22 great-great-grandson David Wellman (~1733-~1802) was a member of the Stoughtonham militia.
23 great-grandson Jedediah Wellman (1748–1826) was a member of the Keene militia in 1776.
24 great-great-grandson John Wellman (1755–1831) was a private in Captain Moses Knapp’s company from 1775 to 1776.
25 great-great-grandson Caleb Wellman (1761–1822) was a private in Captain Zadok Buffington’s company in 1777 and in Captain Addison Richardson’s company of Essex County militia in 1780.
26 great-great-grandson Oliver Wellman (1761–1848) of Mansfield enlisted in the First Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army from 1779 through 1781.
27 great-great-grandson Benoni Wellman (1765–1840) enlisted in 1782 as a private in Colonel Jackson’s regiment.
28 great-great-grandson Darius Wellman (~1761- ) was a corporal in the Athens, Vermont militia in 1782.
29 great-grandson Adam Wellman (~1744-1786) of Salem was a privateer serving as lieutenant aboard the schooner Success in 1776, and commanding the brigantine Rover in 1780 and the schooner Jackal in 1782.
30 great-grandson John Wellman (1748–1812) of Dedham was ship’s doctor aboard the brigantine Hawke in Commodore John Manley’s squadron.
31 great-great-grandson Jedediah Wellman (1762–1858) of Danvers shipped aboard a privateer in 1776 and was taken prisoner at Portsmouth
32 great-grandson Samuel Wellman (1727-before 1787) of Salem was captured by the British aboard the privateer sloop Gates in 1779.
33 Samuel’s son Oliver Kempton Wellman (1763-before 1790) served aboard the privateer Junius Brutus in 1780.
34 Samuel’s son Timothy Wellman (1768–1834) shipped aboard the sloop Tyrannicide in 1776 at the age of 8.

ThePlagueFairy
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7 months ago

Thank you, Mr Barrett Wellman Atrick, and a Happy Independence Day to you, Sir!

It’s clear from the record of your patriot ancestors that your line was blessed by God. They overwhelmingly lived through their battles and returned home to live out full lifespans.

You also had a nice selection of men (and one very cool 8 year old) who achieved the coveted title of “pirate”!! At least that’s what the other side called the privateers.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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7 months ago

That is a family tree to be proud of, Jerry! I hope all is well in your household.

ThePlagueFairy
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7 months ago

Good to see you, Paddy’O Dearie

dv8
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dv8
7 months ago

Harper has been busy while I have been sleeping.

I almost forgot to water our herbs today, but did it in the mid afternoon.

You have to keep after them this time of year. It tends to be very hot.

The mint needs a bigger pot, but it looks amazing.

Miracle Grow is the stuff.

We got our papers early on monday due to the holliday. So I did a pretty long night on monday, and then only had the Big Route to do this evening. Harper and I went together and we had a nice time. We started during the late afternoon and went up the Canyon first so we could see the sights. Then we went on the Village/ VOC leg and it was just getting dark as we were heading back to town to do the last bit.

At this point, I can barely stay awake.