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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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Gordon White
Death Date Mary Small White
Yes, you do pay attention to detail. I have made the correction on her memorial, not having noticed the discrepancy before.

She was may paternal grandmother.
May I ask how you happened on to the error in death year?
Again, thanks for your suggestion.

Added by Gordon White on Feb 20, 2015 4:12 PM
Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)
James Edwin "Bud" Gilliland Find A Grave Memorial# 9969028
I have added the dod and the obit as well as linked the family I could to him. His obit states that he is indeed buried there so I will assume that is correct without having asked the immediate family. I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else. Maria
Added by Maria Gilliland (Head Hun... on Feb 16, 2015 2:32 AM
C S Fischer parents
I will approve the edit. However, you placed Laura in father position & John in mother.
good luck,
Added by wejjr on Feb 15, 2015 12:33 PM
carole taylor puntenney
James Gilliland
thank you for looking at the memorial

there is a paragraph that tells of the MD.
on the headstone... It is the 5th military headstone that was chiseled wrong...
1 letter was wrong... D s/b O...
So no you are not wrong, it is infact MO.
I searched for the Co. D 27th MD Mounted Inf like the stone says... there was only one Mounted unit, MIssouri.
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Feb 15, 2015 8:17 AM
Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)
Edwin "bud" Gilliland
I would assume you are a Gilliland descendant if you are putting efforts into one individuals lineage. Lol. I am living here in NE Alabama and would ive yo help you with the Gillilan/Gilliland lines. I will ask about Edwin and his whereabouts with some local relatives. Feel free to contact me by email too, Thanks, Maria Gilliland
Added by Maria Gilliland (Head Hun... on Feb 15, 2015 4:02 AM
Lynn Pluskota Reichard and Steve Reichard
Thanks so much for the info on her resting place. Awesome lady. I'm glad to have done this tiny thing for her.
Added by Lynn Pluskota Reichard an... on Feb 08, 2015 5:55 AM
Patrick Whitney
Laura Dukes
You are welcome!
Added by Patrick Whitney on Jan 19, 2015 10:30 AM
40113183 Gilliland
Ragityman...your so very Welcome...
Added by JAMSearch on Jan 10, 2015 10:42 PM
Raylene Lapierre Lehnhoff
RE: Eliz. Daley #105817582
I originally took the photo that is posted on her memorial in Feb 2013 at the same time I created the memorial. Your request on the cemetery site would be a photo duplicate.
Added by Raylene Lapierre Lehnhoff on Jan 05, 2015 12:10 PM
Bob Copeland
Thanks for the help on Bill's memorial. I was privileged to meet Mr. Wilcox while working on the Oak Ridge Manhattan project. He was a fine man.
Added by Bob Copeland on Dec 27, 2014 5:56 AM
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