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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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RE: 12432258 LLOYD Dycus
No problem. He is my great uncle by marriage. I don't care to take over the memorial. I just thought I would post a pictures since I had one and also correct his name.
Added by Kris on Aug 16, 2015 1:46 PM
K Todd Sherer
Ernest E Browning
I wanted to follow up with what I found for Ernest and his middle name "Ervin". He is a cousin to me so on my family tree. I have run his records on my tree and find all of them to show his middle name as shown on his headstone. As I stated below, I do agree that mistakes can be made on the stones. However, when in doubt I look at the WWI or WWII (whatever is appropriate for the age) Draft Registration. Those show the name filled in the form then they are signed by the man himself and Ernest signed his "E E Browning". I hope this satisfies you that his name was indeed Ernest Ervin Browning. Thanks for your interest.
Added by K Todd Sherer on Jul 28, 2015 3:38 PM
K Todd Sherer
Ernest Browning
I will do the research for this man and check out the spelling as I agree it's usually Irvin and I'm aware there are many errors on headstones. Also, it's not necessary to explain your edits or suggestions to me as I play completely fair on this site. To be honest, I did not get notified this was now my memorial. If you look, you'll see it's a transfer from a now "Fallen Graver". Please leave her a memorial if you can. I did not know her but she did great work on this site.

Added by K Todd Sherer on Jul 28, 2015 1:33 PM
Michael Walker
RE: Patsy Gilliland pic
You are very Welcome
Added by Michael Walker on Jul 24, 2015 12:26 PM
Jeff G.
RE: Mary Rugraff
Thanks for the update - curious to see what turns up !!!

Jeff :)
Added by Jeff G. on Jul 15, 2015 2:11 PM
Jeff G.
RE: Mary Rugraff

Sorry I haven't responded sooner to your messages - I have a backlog of them, as I've been down with a stomach virus for several days. It IS hard to remember where and when we found stuff in the past. I think we need secretaries to keep track of things for us. I know you've gone to some trouble trying to find answers. I hit dead-ends (no pun intended) all the time. Should I learn anything new on this end I'll share it with you.

Jeff :)
Added by Jeff G. on Jul 06, 2015 7:11 AM
Teena Smith
RE: Charlie Boy
I remember Charlie Boy’s memorial now. I was checking Alameda County’s cemeteries to see if any had been added without GPS locations or duplicate cemeteries. As I recall Charlie needed to be moved to the Dublin Cemetery.
I may have sent the correction to Cemetery Corrections.
I was living in the area at the time this happened.

If you still cannot click on Bio edit to make the change on the memorial you will need to contact edit(at) tell them what the problem is and send the link of the memorial in your request. They will undo the lock, I’m sure it’s just a glitch. When anyone is in trouble at Find A Grave they will get a note from an administrator they won’t leave you hanging.
Added by Teena Smith on Jul 03, 2015 5:51 PM
Teena Smith
RE: Charlie Boy
Must be having a senior moment can you refresh my memory about Charlie Boy. “bio is lock” not sure what it means. What is the memorial number?

“Reaming” left on my page. I thought it was funny because other folks also left her notes letting her know this is not a family tree site. She deleted their messages. She made up a cemetery called “ I don’t know” I sent her the Faqs so she could read the rules. I stayed polite after I read her message and sent her a note that said “Your welcome” with a happy face. She deleted it.

You can use my email I promise not to spam you.


Added by Teena Smith on Jul 03, 2015 4:56 PM
Roger Vick
RE: 58559228 Holt
Yes, it was just a typo, but you'll have to change it now.

Added by Roger Vick on Jul 03, 2015 2:52 PM
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
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