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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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bobby mccaskill
Please correct this now. I'm on the cemetery committee, and you have made a mistake. Ali Yusuf is not buried in Ebenezer Cemetery in Fayette County Tennessee. Bobby McCaskill
Added by bobby mccaskill on Jun 22, 2015 8:48 PM
Roger Vick
Holt memorials
I am not family or related to the Holt family. I just surveyed cemetery and added photos and info.

Added by Roger Vick on Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM
Terry Stoffer
Riley & Mayme MYERS KING
Thanks for the update and I have linked her parents and deleted my entries.
Added by Terry Stoffer on May 28, 2015 7:51 AM
RE: Eleanor Roosevelt pic
Thank you
Added by AMMNY on May 19, 2015 1:54 PM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: 122161539
Thanks for getting in touch! I think I screwed up and put her mother's memorial number in the wrong category. So I have sent a new edit.

Please let the family know if they would like any information I would be more than happy to share as I have much more than I have on Find A Grave.

However, once Gloria is linked to her mother, the line will go back to her third-great-grandparents, Francois and Catherine Ducoing.

I also have the family tree, excluding Gloria, but her mother's there, on

Sorry for the mistake. But was happy to find Gloria.

Again, thanks for getting in touch and it would be great if a burial location could be found for Gloria.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Apr 30, 2015 10:48 PM
Julian Armstrong
RE: 12650319 & 9673084
Thanks for your sympathetic reply and advice. I'll see what I can do.

All the best.

Added by Julian Armstrong on Apr 28, 2015 11:04 PM
Julian Armstrong
12650319 & 9673084
You are absolutely right. They are duplicated - my fault, how stupid of me. Trouble is I have forgotten how they have to be merged. Do you know the answer?

The answer to your question is no, she was her great grandmother:-

Virginia Elizabeth Armstrong 1918-2001 married Joseph Vincent Montedonico;

She was the daughter of Bedford Estes Armstrong 1892-1950 & Mary Catherine Keeler;

He was the son of Harry Lee Armstrong 1867-1943 & Elizabeth Estes;

And he was the son of William James Armstrong 1839-1878 & Louise Caledonia Hanna

Hope this helps. Best wishes.

Julian Armstrong.
Added by Julian Armstrong on Apr 27, 2015 5:33 PM
Rod & Kay Smith
Byers Doyle Gilliland, 88602340
Hi Ragityman, I am going to assume here as you care for this and several other Gilliland graves you are a descendant. I am a third great grandson of Byers Doyle thru his son John Edward's line. We are attempting to contact all descendants of John Edward. Would it be asking too much for you to call me.(325-450-4452,Texas) We are up early and go to bed late. If you are not a descendant of John Edward is not as important, it is my hope to find more information.


Rod Smith
P.O. Box 357
Christoval, Texas 76935
Added by Rod & Kay Smith on Apr 23, 2015 2:34 PM
Tom Davis
Clara Gaddy Family
​Hi Ragityman,

​I'm sorry but I don't have any information on aunt Clara's family. In
the 46 years that I knew her, I met two of her brothers and a sister--this
was in the late 60's and in 1970. I felt sorry for aunt Clara because her
family was in North Alabama and she might as well have lived 3000 miles
away from them. Her wish to be buried in Cullman was granted. She was a
great lady and I always thought of her as a second mom.

Added by Tom Davis on Apr 21, 2015 1:31 AM
Gaddy memorials
Ok just checked out all of James & Marie memorials.
Very nice write ups.. very nice memorials.

My dad lied about his age to get into the Army.
I think maybe back then they took almost anyone who was healthy and wanted to join..

Thank God for all those soldiers, our world would have been totally different without their sacrifice and loyalty. Think we need some of those 'good old boys' today. Although we have a good military, there are lots of people who won't sign up...
God help the up and coming generations.
Added by Oz on Apr 19, 2015 11:50 AM
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