Friday, February 22, 2019

4 Generations of Hunters

4 Generations of Hunters. The baby is Ray Hunter, the oldest child of my generation. He is being held by his father Harold Herbert Hunter. Herbert's father Frank Paris Hunter and Frank's father William A. Trammell/Hunter are also in the picture. William A. was a Confederate Soldier that was wounded on and during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (1864). He was shot in the knee. He recuperated in a private home in a little community called Andersonville (not THE Andersonville with the CSA Prison camp), This Andersonville is just outside of Woodstock. He liked the people in the community so much in 1879 he returned to the area with his family to live. His son Frank was born in Texas months earlier 1879). That is why all of us Hunters are here, and still reproducing ourselves.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Capt No Beard Benjamin


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1960 Class MHS Reunion, 2010, Ann & Don

Ann Mussura and Don Croft

Photographing the Deceased

Back in the early part of the 20th Century it was not unusual to photograph the dead.
Here are two pictures of Anna's mother Marie, her two brothers Paul and Charles with a brother that didn't make it, and in one picture is their father Paul Everett Foster, Sr.
They had three brothers to die the day they were born: James 1927, John 1928, and Charles Wilson Foster 1930.
Their sister Eloise was not born yet (1932). She lived.


Today is National Cherry Pie Day


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

John Abercrombie, 13, on Bike.

I think this is Joseph John Abercrombie who was born in Alabama.  I do not know when he was born, but his father was born in Alabama in 1914.  So, if his father, also named John Joseph, was about 25 when Jr., was born, would make him being born about 1939, and 13 years later when someone said he was 13 when this picture was made would date the picture about 1952.

He is descended from John Hunter, who was the the son of my great grandfather, William A. Hunter.

Thus, John Joseph Abercrombie and I are 2nd cousins., if everybody fell in line like I think they should.

William Luther Foster and wives

Anna's great uncle William Luther Foster (1879-1941) and his second wife Addie Dryman (1879-1963). His first wife (above) was Lillie Mae Cook (1884-1904). Lille Mae is buried at Midway Methodist Church between Alpharetta and Cumming. He went by Luther. Luther is Anna's mother's father's brother.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Struck at the Marietta 1st Baptist Church

This is the First Baptist Church of Marietta.  It is one of the first churches in Marietta.  I have been to a few concerts and funerals here and know people who were/are members but I would not say that  I am a familiar face in the building.

This past December we went to a Christmas Concert at the Church.  We parked and went into the building at the basement level.  We got onto the elevator with several elderly people.

After the elevator door slid shut an elderly lady, all dressed up in her Christmas attire studied me for a moment and slapped my forehead.

She didn’t explain herself.  I wonder if we were class mates 50 or 60 years ago  and she was just paying me back?


Teddy Roosevelt had the Roosevelt family crest inked on his chest.
Andrew Jackson, who ordered the Trail of Tears, tattooed on his inner thigh.
Children of U.S. Presidents have than average rates of alcoholism and mental illness.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES!! MAD's Robinson Crusoe

Chicken-fat tries to stick stick to what is in the today's news (unless our mind wanders).  It is being topical.  It is also being "getting on the bandwagon".  What does Robinson Crusoe have to do with today's news?  Robinson built a wall too.

This was ripped from the pages of MAD #13.  MAD's version was written by editor Harvey Kurtzman and art by Will Elder.

Click on each page to enlarge it to make it readable and maybe understandable.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Artful Negotiating


Artful Negotiating.  

Art by Robert Crumb 

Building a Wall

You have to be pretty smart to build a wall.  Lookie here!  MAD #13 comic book’s ROBINSON CRUSOE, art by the late Will Elder.

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