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katlaughing 25 Apr 01 - 01:53 PM
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Subject: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 01:53 PM

Several people have asked to hear about the past week Rog and I spent in Western Colorado, so... here 'tis:

We left last Tuesday and went to my sister, bet's, house just down the road a piece from Steamboat Springs. Had a fun time visiting with her and anticipating the next day's activities. Rog fixed her hot tub! Yeah!!!

Wednesday, we left early and traveled through prime ranching country, Meeker, Rifle, then turned up the Colorado River and headed east up the valley, through Silt to New Castle where two sets of my great grandparents and all four sets of my grandparents homesteaded and where my parents grew up. We were surrounded by large flattops (mesas) of rich grazing land, rugged hills of sagebrush and greasewood, and the red of strong iron ore showing through in patches of ground.

In New Castle, it becomes a bit narrower as the hills bunch in tighter like cattle getting ready to go through a chute. Back behind those hills, though, are a gazillion acres of higher and higher country, all with various levels of flattops and still prime for ranching and farming. Inside those hills, they say there are still burning fires from the coal mines which flared up and killed so many in the early part of the previous century. More on that in a different thread as I picked up some info about that disaster and the militia being brought in to fight the union. Many of the coalminers were Welsh, Irish, and Italian.

Our plans changed for that day, as my dad's cousin, who we were to visit, had to work his fields early, as it was the first good day they'd had in weeks for preparing the soil for alfalfa.

So, we mosied on up the canyon some more, to Glenwood Springs, home of the world's largest hot springs; healing waters which the Amerindians called Yampah, which means Big Medicine. I was there in search of birth and death records of my great-grandparents, but Inez, the only lady who might be of help was out to lunch, SO, we trekked a bit more to a park, ate our own lunch, then went back. Alas, the kind Inez was of no help, no records back that far.

Back to New Castle, then, to follow the obscenely new, four lane, subdivision-with-roundabouts-to-slow-you-down road up to the old, old cemetery where all of my relatives are buried, including my mom. Fortunately, the yuppiedom road stopped at the bottom of the hill and we had to actually go on the old rough track dirt ranching road I remembered from childhood. Got photos of all of the family gravesites, as well as some colourfull ones I was always fascinated with. It was a beautiful, clear blue sky Colorado day and I could feel my mom was glad for the visit. The old black crows even swirled overhead as they had at her service two years ago.

Back to our hotel, where I practised on my dulcimer, Merlee, the dog, figured out which bed was his and to sleep. We'd had a phone call from Barton, my dad's cousin, that he still had ranching to do, but would love to meet us the next morning...early...he started out by saying seven and we compromised with eight o'clock!

THIS was the day I was really looking forward to. After visiting with Barton, his wife, Martha, and my dad's other cousin, Helen, who is like an aunt to me and who it was a surprise to see there, Barton said, "C'mon and I'll show you the old ranch."

We followed him down the trail of Alkalai Crick (sic) where all of his land is, then made a turn up Garfield Crick where my dad's family had two places, the lower and upper. All of the land along Garfield Crick has been bought by the state and made into a wildlife refuge.

We could see the lower ranch fairly well from the road. The barn still stands, although our family brands have been replaced by someone else's, long ago. The house had been bulldozed by the last idiot to own the place in order to avoid paying taxes! I couldn't see any evidence of the actual mud and log cabin which served as a first abode for my ancestors. There were huge cottonwood trees, apricot and apple trees and green grass and willows, esp. next to the creek as it meandered its way downhill.

Finally, we drove on up to the upper place. Because Barton is an old timer around there and knows who to call, we were able to drive right up to the old house. This is the closest I've ever been to the house my dad grew up in. I was able to stand beside it, look in it, to *feel* its presence and that of the lives I am a part of. My eyes kept misting up with the mass of feelings I was having.

My dad says it is one of only a few he knows of which were made so that the logs were perfectly square. As they would lay them on, a left-handed man and a right-handed man would go along on either side of the log and square it, so that inside and out, they were neatly cornered and edged. They were huge logs with huge handmade nails driven in. The inside was lath and plaster and there was even a tiny bit of wallpaper left. My Aunt Helen lived there off and on, too; as she peered inside, she pointed out where the piano had stood and told me how they'd had dances when they would throw open the double doors to the bedroom for more room and have a wonderful old time.

How my family came to own that upper house and land was interesting. I've mentioned a few times on here before, but now know more of the story. I think there is a song in it somewhere.

Mr. Sullivan owned the upper house and land, originally. My great-grandfather Dowd (pronounded long "o", not like cow), and he had been feuding about Sullivan having his fence line 8 feet over into the Hudson fields up top on the mesa. One day it came to pass that they were to settle it one way or another. Sullivan took off his jacket, put it on a big boulder by his barn and said "Leave it there. I'll get it when I come back." He took out after Dowd, who was canny about such things, having been a deputy marshall in the Cherokee Strip. When it came time to defend himself, he shot true and straight and Suliivan never did go back for his jacket. In fact, my dad says the remnants of it were still on the rock when he was growing up.

When it went to court, the Widow Sullivan told the judge it was the best thing anyone had ever done for her. My great-granddad made sure Sullivan's children were taken care of, Mrs. Sullivan later remarried and sold the ranch to Dowd. My grandfather grew up to be best friends of Mrs. Sullivan's son. Thus it was, my dad's parents lived in that house and raised him there most of the time.

Barton took us up on the mesa to where the disputed fence line was; Rog spotted something, got out of the truck with his wire cutters. He'd found one of the old fence posts fallen over into a dry irrigation ditch with some of the original barbed wire attached. He cut me off a piece, so now I have a piece of very personal history which a man died over.

This was such an emotional and fulfilling visit for me. My grandmother's sister was Barton and Helen's mom. I brought all of the old photos I have and they found several of their mom, among them. Up until then, they didn't even know of any photos of her in existence.

I told Martha a lot about the Mudcat and Paltalk. She is close to 80 and hot on Barton to get online! As we talked, I played the dulcimer for her. She loved it. I happened to mention Art Thieme's Cowboy version of Barbara Allen and she just about jumped for joy. She says she is tone deaf, but she remembered her mother, whose name was Barbara Allen, telling her about an old English ballad that her mother sang her to sleep with, mostly because it shared her name; imagine how thrilled I was to be able to tell her I knew some of it and to sing it for her!

I will be going down, again, soon, I hope, because those three old people are so precious and they have so many stories to tell. I also found out that the library in new Castle has virtually no history on the ranching of the area and that I almost have more memorabilia, etc. than the local historical society, SO, there is already a market for my book when I get it done! Most of this trip was research for that.

Anyway, I know this has gone on a bit. We went back to betty's, had a blast visiting with her and my niece and her friend who came in from California.

The only bummers about the whole trip was we missed lunch with my dad on Friday due to a big smow/sleet/hail/high wind storm we drove into on our way to see him, which storm he said was worse his way. And, on Sunday, eastern Wyoming and Colordao had a huge snowstorm, 12 inches in Cheyenne, which knocked off all of the power, which in turn had Rog on the phone most of the day trying to get transmitters back on. We couldn't drive up to fix them, then, as all roads were closed going into Wyoming on that end.

So, we drove to Cheyenne on Monday, with barely a trace of any snow, waited all day for the power company to get things back up...the same company DIA is thinking about firing. Had a nice meal in an historic restaurant down by the depot, nice motel room, went back out and got the trasmitter back up and running on Tuesday morning and came home.

I left my heart back there in that run-down two-storey log house on Garfield Crick and I think it's happy there! It does give me much more incentive to stick to getting the book done and I've now got more pictures, too! As a consequence, I will probably not be on near as much as in the past. I'll still be checking in, just not posting as often, I expect.

Hope this hasn't been too boring or long. Oh, forgot, serendipity. Last night, we were really tired from just geting home and all the work Rog had done. Our neighbours came across to ask for help in starting their car. I went over to visit and found out she is the sister of the medicine man, or Interpreter, as he calls himself, who had done a sweat for me and some others, four years ago, when I first went on the oxygen! She recognised my voice! So, I am pleased as Punch to find this wonderful new neighbour!

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 02:51 PM

Well I don't know what to say.........Sounds like you had one of those fantastic trips that happen every so often, but only if you're lucky. The piece of fence by itself makes much of the trip worthwhile. Glad you enjoyed yourself and glad to have you back, even if its going to be less.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 03:06 PM

Yeah...what 'Spaw said.

Loveya,

Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: jeffp
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 03:10 PM

Sounds like a great trip. I'm looking forward to reading your book when you get it finished. Or even before you get it finished (hint hint).

jeffp


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 05:19 PM

Oh Kat, I am sooooo happy for you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. This is just great!
Trips like the one you had bring us home so inspired in a new light. I do hope you can savor the memories of your travels and connection to your family for a long, long time to come. Thanks for taking the time to give us guys the details.
So where do you plan to travel next? Toronto? That would be nice.

Love Bonhnie


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 05:24 PM

So that's where you've been! I'm so glad to have you back, darlin', but what a wonderful, wonderful trip it was. Thank you for sharing it in so much detail! I could smell the high mountain sage and feel the crisp dry air as I read. My dad's in Boulder now but well I remember our trips to the high mountains (Meeker!? I've been to Meeker!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 12:39 AM

No way! Animaterra! If yer da's in Boulder, where my other great-grandparents were pioneers, why haven't you come out to see me, yet!?**BG** (I've got lots of grandma's stories about very early days in Boulder!)

Spaw and Allan, thanks, very much. I was pretty speechless throughout some of the trip, too.:-)

Bonnie, I am savouring as much as I can and feel really inspired. Sorry to say I don't think Toronto is next, BUT it is on the list!

JeffP...I heard that hint...how'd ya like to wear an editor's hat once in awhile? hint hint....:-)

Thanks very much, all of you,

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Bert
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 12:51 AM

That sounds like a great trip kat. I can't help feeling, though, that I'd be just a little disappointed if all I came home with was a foot of bobwire and a staple. *BG*

But of course it's the memories. I remember a trip to the San Louis Valley where I bought this cute little model 'adobe' church (In San Louis itself, of course). I was driving home and said to Lou. Do you just realize we paid $25 for a mud brick?

Ah the memories, no one can take them away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: jeffp
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:26 AM

kat, love to! Anything from copyediting to page layout, just call on me.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 11:36 AM

Wonderful stories Kat. I was hoping you would found a piece of Sullivan's jacket but barbed wire is neat too. Wonder if he was a relative of mine?

Finish the book! But don't be a stranger.
One question: did Martha really not know "Barbara Allan" or just not the cowboy version?
Sins Sullivan


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Rex
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 11:45 AM

It sounds like a good trip. Thanks for telling us. Square hewn log buildings are a bit of an interest to me. If you should happen to visit your kin in Boulder, do let LEJ and me know. We are just around the corner. Sort of.

Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 11:51 AM

Great story ,kat: there's a ballad in that old feud somewhere waiting to be written!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 12:25 PM

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 02:09 PM

Just got your postcard kat, thanks.

Heather


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 02:19 PM

Kat m'love, wonderful story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: JenEllen
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:34 PM

Got my postcard today too....whaddamoose!!!

The trip sounded fantastic. I love that, when a person has the ability to open themselves up to the beauty of the journey. Sharing it is even better!!!

Get thee to writing womon.

Luv,
Hersailf


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 08:39 PM

I never got a postcard

:(


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 10:17 PM

Bonnie, you've something in the mail, come tomorrow. Couldn't send it from on the road!**BG**

JeffP, thanks! I will send you a PM as soon as I figure out where my life is going in the next week or so. Thanks everybody!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 10:31 PM

Oh you're not the only one, bonnie....But that's ok... I love ya....

Katdarling, that sounds like you had the most awe inspiring trip....I have missed not having youaround to pick on....guess I'll have to settle for Bonnie or sins or sorcha or or or...well, you get the idea...I am so glad to hear that you are doing something about your family history...for the history of the people is the true history...

Nathan


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 10:59 PM

Nathan, if thou hath had me, thou hath not settled.

:)



Guess I'll be sitting by my mailbox every day waiting for the postman to come. Thats okay, it will be the highlight of my week.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 11:09 PM

Yeah, Bonnie................me either..........and I thought we has a spayshul reelayshunship, Kat............mope, mope more, mutter, sputter


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 12:09 AM

Crikey, ya buggers! If ya'll saw my handwriting you'd understand why I stick to email most of the time!! Just ask Heather or Jenellen!**BG**

Right, that's it! Postcards all round, although you'll have to settle for Why-O-Why ones, unless ya want to wait for the next Colordao trip! Hahaha

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Amergin
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 12:31 AM

Yeah, me too, Mick....I guess she just doesn't love us as much as she loves *sniffle* Jen...*sniffle*....

Oh, Bonnie....One more comment like that and you are liable to find me on your doorstep...


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 12:37 AM

Nathan, don't make me come down (up?) there......


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Amergin
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 04:21 PM

what did I do this time? He asks so innocently...


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 04:27 PM

LOL katkensho....if I can decipher the one Micca wrote me after getting pissed and then topping THAT alcohol off with Irish coffees...I can sure as hell figure out YOUR handwriting!!!

Sorch..I think it's ACROSS there...?? :)

Luv
SniffleJenSniffle


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 04:43 PM

Well I waited and waited and waited for the postman but he had no package for me from Mama Kat

:(

I guess tomorrow is a brand new day and who knows, maybe that is when it will come.

:)


Little Neo


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 04:50 PM

Bonnie and the rest of you lot...had probs with my carkey and have been housebound for a couple of days. Big outing tomorrow is to the post office. In the meantime, please send in the troops, or at least a St. Bernard with a keg o'something to chill this cabin fever; I'm about to jump outta my skin!


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Morticia
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 08:23 PM

Sounds like a blast, Kat,I can't even imagine what your experiences must have been like.Glad you are restored to us, I've missed you and....oh yeah,( whiny voice) why didn't I get a postcard????


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 11:18 PM

Welcome home Kat ... I've been missing your postings! That wonderful trip you just returned from was what I call a "touchstone trip." This is where you have a chance to touch the stones of your past, pause a bit and look at where you are, and perhaps forge your next path. Lucky you! From what little I know of you from reading your wondeful postings, I suspect that you are one who knows the values of your past ... would that there were more like you. So, I'll join the others in looking forward to your book. CHEERS, Bob (deckman) Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 11:42 PM

Well, ya'll are inspiring me. I think I may use the following as an introduction and Deckman, with your permission, I may call it "Touchstone" with some sort of explanatory sub-title, as I really like that! Remember, please, this is a rough draft!

Ever since I can remember, my Grandfather Hudson has been a very large presence in my life, despite the fact that he died one year before I was born. I always *knew* him as he came alive through my dad's stories of growing up with this larger than life character of the old ranching West.

Dad always accuses me of being an ancestor worshipper; he says it with a smile. I know it pleases him, this quest of mine to share his obvious love of his dad and their early way of life in Western Colordao.

May this book, with additional family stories, asides, and early photographs, serve as proof that I stand as accused: enamoured with my ancestors and proud to share them with you.

Kathleen Hudson LaFrance


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Linda Mattson
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 11:48 PM

Hi Kat, That sounds like a wonderful trip. I grew up in Casper, but my family wasn't so much in touch with the land. I miss a lot of things, like the sky, stars and mountains. Where do you live Kat, and what's this about a book?

Deckman, that is very poetic - a touchstone trip. A new name for a familiar concept. Makes me think of my touchstone trip, in October to the UK.

Thanks, Morticia and Gomez, for wild and crazy company and comfy transportation, and thanks to Bill Sables and Micca and Bron and many others for your welcoming hospitality and a wonderful gathering with UK Mudcatters.

Great big family we are. -Linda Come on over to Portland some time...


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 12:15 AM

Jeepers, Linda, I am in Casper! And, our best friends live in Portland AND we are interested in that area to move to! What schools did you go to/graduate from, etc? We left Casper when I was only in 2nd grade, then I moved back at 24 yrs, then left at 30 to live in New England for 10 yrs. We've been back here for seven years. My brother and sisters all went to school here. Your last name sure sounds familiar.

The book is about early homesteading days of Western Colordao based on my dad's rambling, taped memories of growing up there on a ranch, as well as a few excerpts from the other side of my fmaiy who pioneered in Boulder, CO. I am doing a lot of the research for it, right now.

I missed the sky, star, and mountains, too, but more so the sagebrush and meadowlarks while living out East. There's some pretty impressive mtns outside of Portland, eh?**BG**

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:48 PM

Kat ... you have my full permission to use "TOUCHSTONE". But, there will be a cost ... I want an autographed copy! CHEERS, Bob (deckman) Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:52 PM

... also, if you ever get to Portland, perhaps you and yours, and bride Judy and I can meet and swap a song or two! Bob (deckman) Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:56 PM

Thanks, Bob, very much!


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 May 01 - 09:29 PM

Hey, Bob, just thought you'd like to know, my working title is, "Touchstones of Our Past: One Family's Early Days in Garfield County, Colorado."

Thanks very much. I worked a lot on this today and had a bit of a breakthrough as to how to format the book. PLUS, major reseaarch breakthrough! I've been hitting a brick wall looking for lineage beyond my great-grandfather who homesteaded the ranch. Quite by accident I found his obit, today, which listed his date of birth and place of birth, so, I finally ahve somehting to go on!! Whoo-hoo, this is one I've been working on for years.

Thanks everyone,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: Deckman
Date: 12 May 01 - 03:46 AM

Hi Kat ... Glad it's going good again. You know the story ... persistence pays well! CHEERS, Bob (deckman) Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: GUEST,_gargoyle
Date: 13 May 01 - 01:19 AM

Cool it, Garg. Your nastiness serves no purpose.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Kat's trip to Colo. & the old homestead
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 May 01 - 01:32 AM

Kat, it's great to hear progress continues and to see the thread back up on the list. This is one of those threads I did not have tiome to read when it first got going and that I saved for a dreary day, to travel through your eyes and heartsight. It's become one of my favorite threads and I look forward to seeing not only more of it as a thread, but the project itself, before too much more gray hair grows in.

I hope some representative samples of this project, Kat, will be incorporated in Aine's Mudcat Storyteller page with the other fine work already there. I know I am not the only acoustic musician around here who is pleased at the place storytelling has come to take, here at Mudcat, as a living folk art many of us respect.

~Susan


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