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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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Carole J. Gardner
RE: Josephine Hoback
Hello,

Family Search is still a free website. I like it especially for marriage records. If I am in doubt about a marriage, I always verify it through Family Search. In doing so, I often find additional information for the person I'm researching.

Looking into Michael Hoback this time was not in vain...I did find a second marriage for him and added that information to Find A Grave. It was later in life after Elizabeth Jane passed away.

Thank you and good hunting!
Added by Carole J. Gardner on Mar 29, 2015 5:45 PM
Samuel Taylor Geer
Dicks graves at Cedar Grove
I'm not Dicks descendant, but noticed that the largest African American cemetery in Augusta had not been transcribed or photographed on FindAGrave and decided it would be my summer project last year.

It's somewhat of a complicated cemetery as the graves where many times "reused" and older graves and stones were lost. I have photographed all the current stones, but it a mere fraction of the some forty thousand graved recorded in cemetery records,
Added by Samuel Taylor Geer on Mar 28, 2015 4:06 PM
Dale Schaefer
RE: D. Berry
True, I DO know....sadly.
Added by Dale Schaefer on Mar 28, 2015 1:51 PM
Geraldine Barnett
Anstrom
I did not place on Find A Grave but manage Elliott's site. It appears she passed in Bloomfield, Indiana, Greene County. This is also the county seat for Greene Co. so you may be able to call the library at Bloomfield or court house and get some information. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Mar 28, 2015 10:50 AM
Geraldine Barnett
Anstrom
I did not place on Find A Grave but manage Elliott's site. It appears she passed in Bloomfield, Indiana, Greene County. This is also the county seat for Greene Co. so you may be able to call the library at Bloomfield or court house and get some information. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Mar 28, 2015 10:50 AM
Dale Schaefer
D. Berry
This person is buried in Chapel Hill # 659 Sp 106. As most of the graves in this lot, the grave is unmarked. Sorry. The cemetery records only give initials also, so can't confirm a name for you. I will check latter, but I would think that there would have been room near Mary Berry and her husband's lot IF this had been a child of theirs.
Added by Dale Schaefer on Mar 26, 2015 2:02 PM
Carole J. Gardner
Josephine Hoback
Hello,

I did a little research and did find a marriage between a Josephine Burcham and a Michael Hoback. However, the marriage took place on 2/29/1832 in Mercer County, Kentucky. That would mean that our Mr. Hoback was only 5 years old at the time since he was born in 1827.

So, based on that, I am going to assume that Josephine married a Michael Hoback other than the one in Tipton County.

I found the marriage record through Family Search in case you want to check it out.

Thanks!

Carole
Added by Carole J. Gardner on Mar 24, 2015 12:38 PM
Paul V. Isbell
D. B. Bell
I have no information on the Elmwood burial except from the Registrar's Record.
Added by Paul V. Isbell on Mar 22, 2015 6:52 AM
Louise
RE: Durell
Very nice! Louise
Added by Louise on Mar 20, 2015 3:24 PM
Bill DeRossett
Caroline Guenther
Not kin, happy to transfer. Started at OR in '76. Don't play bridge.
Added by Bill DeRossett on Mar 20, 2015 7:33 AM
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