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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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j wyke
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Good evening Ragityman;
After waiting 29 years I finally received the death certificates for;
John Henry Diegel f.a.g.42334245

Elizabeth nee Ernsthausen Diegel f.a.g.42334763

I have posted both up on their memorails for a short time for other family members to use also.
Archie signed John Henry Diegels'.
Thought you would like to know.

Good night and joy to be to you and yours
Judy in Mi.
Added by j wyke on Jul 07, 2014 7:10 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Re: Burton Callicott
No problem. I'm just glad I was able to find the right one.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 21, 2014 3:48 PM
Linda Wayman
Re: Burton Callicott
This is the only link I can find. There is already a link to he high school. I hope this is the right thing. The webmaster shut down the websight for Tech. William did go to Tech too.

http://www.memphistechhigh.com/miscellaneous/burtoncallicott/burtoncallicott.html
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 20, 2014 9:06 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Callicott photos
Those are yearbook pictures. Glad you like them.

I erased the blank messages. Thanks for reminding me that they can be deleted. I read it somewhere a while back, but had forgotten about that option.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 16, 2014 7:13 AM
John C. Anderson
Jack Stein
I have no additional information. Sorry.
Added by John C. Anderson on Jun 12, 2014 12:42 PM
Linda Wayman
Re; Herbert Parsons
Thank you for catching that oversight. I used to live near there and knew better. I'm glad you were observant enough to notice the error.
Added by Linda Wayman on Jun 08, 2014 1:54 PM
Pearly Gates
RE: Order of Marriage for Robert Crowder
The Crowder are not my line directly, they were married into the Stovalls, which is part of my Webb Ancestry. I just post information
when I come across information in my research to help others.

You may want to contact Sharon Crowder who posted Sallie Cull Crowder on Find A Grave. about the order of the marriages and the Crowder ancestry.

"Pearly Gates"
Added by Pearly Gates on Jun 07, 2014 1:37 PM
Pearly Gates
Order of Marriage for Robert Crowder
Thank you for calling this to my attention. I have notified Sharon Crowder, who originated the memorial for Sallie Cull Crowder #114157854. She had accidently typed 1953 instead of 1853 as the year. I'm sure she will be glad to correct it.

"Pearly Gates"
Added by Pearly Gates on Jun 04, 2014 9:30 AM
Vincent Astor
Wilson
To my knowledge, there are only two actual burials and one cenotaph in Health Sciences/Forrest Park. All are of Forrest relatives. Who is this person? Should this be at one of the Forest Hill cemeterie?

vastor@bellsouth.net

Vincent Astor
Added by Vincent Astor on Jun 03, 2014 1:42 PM
Neil Loftiss
RE: Allens and Wilsons
Good information, thanks for adding.
All of my family, is Loftiss, with 2 s's. The story goes, there were brothers around 1800, in Mass. (I think) that got into a fight, land dispute. One said "You are NOT my brother, and changed his name to Loftis.... and that is where the 2 families separated. I don't know a Jimmy Loftis.
Added by Neil Loftiss on May 28, 2014 7:41 AM
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