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.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!