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the Ragityman (#47461407)
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Bio Photo I appreciate all the time and effort that has built this wonderful site. Thank you, one and all.
I am a nitpicker. I'm compulsive. I harness my obsessive inpulses somewhat by fixing tedious errors, such as spelling, grammer and punctuation. If you see an error on one of my postings, or if you wish to take issue with an addition or correction I have made or suggested, let me know. I'm usually a pretty reasonable guy. When I'm not, let me know that, too. Rudeness, however, will get you nowhere. "Cain't we all just get along?" [Apologies to Rodney King.]


"O the Raggedy Man! He works for Pa;
An' he's the goodest man ever you saw!
He comes to our house every day,
An' waters the horses, an' feeds 'em hay;
An' he opens the shed -- an' we all ist laugh
When he drives out our little old wobble-ly calf;
An' nen -- ef our hired girl says he can--
He milks the cow for 'Lizabuth Ann.--
Ain't he a' awful good Raggedy Man?
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"W'y, The Raggedy Man--he's ist so good,
He splits the kindlin' an' chops the wood;
An' nen he spades in our garden, too,
An' does most things 'at boys can't do.--
He clumb clean up in our big tree
An' shooked a' apple down fer me--
An' 'nuther 'n', too, fer 'Lizabuth Ann--
An' 'nuther 'n', too, fer The Raggedy Man.--
Ain't he a' awful kind Raggedy Man?
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"An' The Raggedy Man one time say he
Pick' roast' rambos from a' orchurd-tree.
An' et 'em--all ist roast' an' hot!--
An' it's so, too!--'cause a corn crib got
Afire one time an' all burn' down
On "The Smoot Farm," 'bout four miles from town--
On "The Smoot Farm"! Yes--an' the hired han'
'At worked there nen 'uz The Raggedy Man!--
Ain't he the beatin'est Raggedy Man?
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"The Raggedy Man's so good an' kind
He'll be our "horsey," an' "haw" an' mind
Ever'thing 'at you make him do--
An' won't run off--'less you want him to!
I drived him wunst way down our lane
An' he got skeered, when it 'menced to rain,
An' ist rared up an' squealed an' run
Purt' nigh away!--an' it's all in fun!
Nen he skeered ag'in at a' old tin can...
Whoa! Y' old runaway Raggedy Man!
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"An' The Raggedy Man, he knows most rhymes,
An' tells 'em, ef I be good, sometimes:
Knows 'bout Giunts, an' Griffuns, an' Elves,
An' the Squidgicum-Squees 'at swallers the'rselves:
An' wite by the pump in our pasture-lot,
He showed me the hole 'at the Wunks is got
'At lives 'way deep in the earth, and can
Turn into me, or 'Lizabuth Ann,
Or Ma, or Pa, or The Raggedy Man!
Ain't he a funny ol' Raggedy Man?
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"An' wunst, when the Raggedy Man come late,
An' the pigs ist root' thue the garden-gate,
He 'tend like the pigs 'uz bears, and said,
"Old Bear-shooter 'll shoot 'em dead!",
An' race' an' chase' 'em, an' they'd ist run
When he pint his hoe at 'em like it's a gun
An' go "Bang! Bang!" nen 'tend he stan'
An' load up his gun ag'in! Raggedy Man!
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

"An' sometimes The Raggedy Man lets on
We're little prince-children, an' old King's gone
To git more money, an' lef' us there--
An' robbers is thick evr'where;
An' nen--ef we all won't cry, fer shore--
The Raggedy Man. he'll come an' "splore
The Castul-halls," an' steal the "gold"--
An' Steal us, too, an' grab 'an' hold
An' pack us off to his old "cave"!--
An' Haymow's the "cave" o' The Raggedy Man!
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!"

An' The Raggedy Man--one time, when he
Wuz makin' a little bow-'n'-orry fer me,
Says "When you're big like your Pa is,
Air you go' to keep a fine store like his--
An' be a rich merchunt--an' wear fine clothes--
Or what air you go' to do, Goodness knows?"
An' nen he laughed at 'Lizabuth Ann
An' I said, "'M go' to be a Raggedy Man!--
'M ist go' to be a nice Raggedy Man!
Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!"

---James Whitcomb Riley
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Bruce and Wendy Linz
Eddie Tate
Hello,

I added photos for Eddie Tate and Carolyn Tate (could be his second wife). Eddie Tate, Jr. served in the Army from 7 Jun 51 until 2 May 1953. His rank at discharge was Private First Class (PFC). I do not know if he went to Korea or not. He was from Morristown, Hamblen County, TN. He married Pearl J. Boatman on 2 Jun 1953. Hope this help.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Linz
Added by Bruce and Wendy Linz on Aug 31, 2014 7:47 AM
Bruce and Wendy Linz
Tate
Hello,

I was happy to take those photos for you. I think you can safely change James E. Tate plot location to Section C, Site 314.

While getting ready to go take photos at the cemetery, I try and verify the grave locations I am going photograph.

When I did this for James E. Tate I found three different locations for him all in Section C.

James E. Tate (Find A Grave #3171835) is buried in Section C, Site 314. The U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 for James E Tate lists him in Section C, Site 287. The Section C, Site 287 location is incorrect.

Detroy Williams (Find A Grave #3175126) is buried in Section C, Site 287.


Finally, Find A Grave list's James E. Tate as being buried in Section C, Site 267 (C,267) that location is also incorrect.

Oscar Love (Find A Grave #20350099) is buried in Section C, Site 267.

I did not photograph the back of these headstones but I can if necessary.

Also, I can find no J. E. Tate in the Memphis National Cemetery that was a WWII vintage fighter pilot.

Hope this helps.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Linz
Added by Bruce and Wendy Linz on Aug 17, 2014 11:29 AM
seedsofcuriousity
RE: JE Tate #3171835
He is the son of James Earl Tate, Sr. and Celean Beiling Tate. Grandson of Theodore Beiling and Agnes Belle Coleman, James Curtis Tate and Eula Harris Tate. Please transfer the memorial to me,
#46920936.

Thank You.

Sincerely,
Seedsofcuriousity
Added by seedsofcuriousity on Aug 17, 2014 8:16 AM
Goddess
West additional information
Hello,
Thank you for the additional information on Jack & Matilda West. I put it on their memorials as I feel that it gives them a more human face.

I had to remove my contact information because I kept receiving spam and other annoying emails.

I am well aware that Patsy Cline was originally named Virginia Hensley. She was a distant cousin of mine.

And no, you are not annoying me at all.

Debbie
Added by Goddess on Aug 12, 2014 8:59 AM
j wyke
Why thank you for those kind words.
Good evening Ragityman;
Thank you for all those kind words.

We all appreciate your contributions here on find a grave as well.

Keep hanging in, KEEP PUSHING FORWARD everyday.
As always you are in our thoughts and prayers each and everyday.

God Bless you and yours : )
Judy in MI.
Added by j wyke on Aug 10, 2014 9:09 PM
j wyke
More info
Good evening Ragityman;
After waiting 29 years I finally received the death certificates for;
John Henry Diegel f.a.g.42334245

Elizabeth nee Ernsthausen Diegel f.a.g.42334763

I have posted both up on their memorails for a short time for other family members to use also.
Archie signed John Henry Diegels'.
Thought you would like to know.

Good night and joy to be to you and yours
Judy in Mi.
Added by j wyke on Jul 07, 2014 7:10 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Re: Burton Callicott
No problem. I'm just glad I was able to find the right one.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 21, 2014 3:48 PM
Linda Wayman
Re: Burton Callicott
This is the only link I can find. There is already a link to he high school. I hope this is the right thing. The webmaster shut down the websight for Tech. William did go to Tech too.

http://www.memphistechhigh.com/miscellaneous/burtoncallicott/burtoncallicott.html
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 20, 2014 9:06 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Callicott photos
Those are yearbook pictures. Glad you like them.

I erased the blank messages. Thanks for reminding me that they can be deleted. I read it somewhere a while back, but had forgotten about that option.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 16, 2014 7:13 AM
John C. Anderson
Jack Stein
I have no additional information. Sorry.
Added by John C. Anderson on Jun 12, 2014 12:42 PM
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