Friday, April 3, 2009

Marking an Anniversary

It was on this day in 1882, the low down dirty dog Bob Ford, bushwacked and killed Jesse James. Jesse, age 34 at the time of his death was the most famous member of the James-Younger gang. Already a grand celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the wild west after his death.

On April 3, 1882, after eating breakfast, the Fords and James prepared for departure for another robbery, going in and out of the house to ready the horses. It was an unusually hot day. James removed his coat, then declared that he should remove his firearms as well, lest he look suspicious. James noticed a dusty picture on the wall and stood on a chair to clean it. Robert Ford took advantage of the opportunity and shot James in the back of the head. James' two previous bullet wounds and partially missing middle finger served to positively identify the body.

I'd like to say "thanks" to Mrs Hoppes for her kind words and Jennifer, I'm right there with you.
I don't often have too much to sale at the end of the day but the occasional extra bunny but I'm working on it. Good job on saving the apples! I wish Craigslist and Freecycle were "good" in this area but they aren't anything but filled with scammers and beggars.

Stay safe and get growing!


  1. no kidding about the beggars on freecycle! our local one has about 1 Offer for every 20 Want/Needs. No point in even looking at it, but I have found some good people on craigslist here. I bought a kitchen sink, medicine cabinets, and met some good goat breeders around here through it. I also got my dad a couple of contracting jobs through it, but you do have to weed out the spammers too...

  2. A bad way to die, getting shot by your own friend in the back!

    Thanks for the bit of history!

  3. Yes Craigslist has its problems, but so far we have been fortunate. The giving away or barter thing for us is difficult because we choose not to bring people so far out to our humble farm.

    I give much away on freecycle as one finds little need for some of the frivolous things I have accumulated.


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