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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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David Haspert
RE: Holzhuter edits
Thank you for accepting the edits.

As for Melba Gaddy, I check the 1920 census records for any Melba born around 1919 in Anderson Co., Kansas, but none were listed. Her obit mentions the funeral home per below. You could contact them for her funeral home record which might have the names of her parents.

Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Gaddy family. Online condolences may be made at
Added by David Haspert on Oct 23, 2015 2:29 AM
Gordon White
Alex Small
sorry for the long delay in finding your question. No, Alex is not related to any of my Small relatives as far as I know.
Added by Gordon White on Oct 11, 2015 3:34 PM
Family Hunter
RE: #106906950
Yes, the memorial looks great! Thanks for the note. Jo Nelson
Added by Family Hunter on Oct 09, 2015 8:55 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Re: Charles Miller
You're funny. :-)
Added by Linda Wayman on Oct 07, 2015 1:20 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Re: Charles Miller
I deleted the message and will delete this one I'm replying to as well. Thank you for the information.
Added by Linda Wayman on Oct 06, 2015 2:29 PM
Linda Wayman
Re: Charles Miller
I do not have any information about his family. I hope at some point to be able to add more information about them.
Added by Linda Wayman on Oct 04, 2015 6:11 PM
RE: profile photo
Yes, again, very amusing question.
That is a picture of me taken by my youngest daughter.
It is in the cemetery behind the State Mental Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN.
Thanks for asking.

Added by DDM on Sep 26, 2015 6:09 PM
Anna Guenther et al
You seem to have much more family history than I; wish I could help but I just don't know.
Added by imagal49 on Sep 22, 2015 4:18 AM
RE: slogan
That's a great question.
It amuses me that somebody would ask about it.
Truth be told it's something I came across on Google.
My plan was to change it out every so often but it speaks to me and really sums up my view on life. So it has stuck.
Thanks for the question.
You made my day.

Added by DDM on Sep 20, 2015 5:05 PM
RE: Guenther
My token only represents a young boy and has nothing to do with the Civil War. If you are interested in maintaining this memorial, just make a request through the edit tab and leave your ID #.

Added by Louise on Sep 20, 2015 3:25 PM
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