Sunday, December 31, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.
On the morning of August 19, the Kentuckians reached the Licking River, near a spring and salt lick known as the Lower Blue Licks. A few Indian scouts were seen watching them from across the river. Behind the scouts was a hill around which the river looped. Todd called a council and asked Daniel Boone, the most experienced woodsman, what he thought. Boone said he had been growing increasingly suspicious because of the obvious trail the Indians left. He felt the Indians were trying to lead them into an ambush.
Hugh McGary, known as both a fierce Indian fighter and an unstable hothead, urged immediate attack. When no one listened, he mounted his horse and rode across the ford, calling out, "Them that ain't cowards, follow me." The men immediately followed McGary, as did the officers, who hoped to restore order. Boone remarked, "We are all slaughtered men," and crossed the river.
Most of the men dismounted and formed a line of battle several rows deep. They advanced up the hill, Todd and McGary in the center, Trigg on the right, Boone on the left. As Daniel Boone had suspected, Caldwell's force was waiting on the other side, concealed in ravines. When the rebels reached the summit, the Indians opened fire at close range with devastating accuracy. After only five minutes, the center and right of the rebel line fell back. Only Daniel Boone's men on the left managed to push forward. Todd and Trigg, easy targets on horseback, were shot dead.
The Kentuckians began to flee down the hill, fighting hand-to-hand with Indians who had flanked them. McGary rode up to Boone's company and told him everyone was retreating and that Boone was now surrounded. Boone ordered his men to retreat. He grabbed a riderless horse and ordered his 23-year-old son, Israel Boone, to mount it. He then turned to look for a horse for himself. Israel suddenly fell to the ground, shot through the neck. Daniel Boone realized his son was dead, mounted the horse and joined in the retreat.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Dan'l & Becky were stressed, you should have heard them a gabbin'.
A harsh winter storm had stranded all for a week.
With no food and no presents, this Christmas looked bleak.
Dan'l couldn't get out, a blizzard snowed them in.
When he tried to go out, he couldn't see where he'd been.
So the snow piled up and their worries just grew.
As Christmas was coming, and they didn't know what they'd do.
As Israel and Jemima were in their beds fast asleep,
Becky was worried and started to weep.
Oh Dan, what'll we do? Our food is all gone?
And under the tree, no presents, not one!
And at that moment they remembered, what Christmas was about.
It wasn't about having or doing without.
So they said a thankful prayer for all that they had.
Their children, their health...Christmas wouldn't be so bad.
So they headed to bed hoping the kids would understand.
While the blizzard howled all night to beat the band.
Early Christmas morning, there was a pounding at their door.
When they opened it up, a frozen figure fell to the floor.
It was Mingo who looked frozen from ear to ear.
He'd come from the Fort to check in on them here.
He was shivering and shaking and nearly frozen to death.
He started to speak after catching his breath.
Out on the porch is a bag full of stuff.
There's food, presents & supplies, I hope it's enough.
Daniel was grateful and Becky hugged him so.
And when the children awoke, they also let him know.
Well the blizzard finally stopped and the sunlight returned.
Yet the Boones stayed inside and reflected on what they learned.
When things look their worst, have faith and never give in.
Be thankful for living, for your health, for a friend.
Celebrate what Christmas means, remember the season
Be thankful for Him, remember the reason.
So we leave the Boones and everything is alright.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
May your family remember the reason for the season!
Merry Christmas from the Adamses to you & yours this Christmas!!!
Friday, December 22, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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