Thursday, June 28, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
DID YOU KNOW: Rebecca Bryan Married adventure when she married Daniel Boone. According to sources, she was the first white woman to stand on the bank of the Kentucky River. She had to weave cloth out of nettles, mold bullets, and load rifles in time of siege. Her daughter Jemima was kidnapped and she saw a tomahawk raised over her husband's head. But she reared ten children, plus six motherless children and lived to see grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Daniel Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1775 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesborough, one of the first English-speaking settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains.
After his father's death in 1765, Boone traveled with his brother and a group of men to Florida, which had become British territory after the end of the war, to look into the possibility of settling there. But Rebecca refused to move so far away from friends and family. The Boones instead moved to a more remote area of the Yadkin Valley, and Boone began to hunt westward into the Blue Ridge Mountains.
During certain years, Boone supported his growing family as a hunter, taking part in extended expeditions with other men into the wilderness to gather deer skins in the autumn, and then trapping beaver and otter over the winter. They were gone for weeks or months at a time. Upon their return in the spring they would sell their products to commercial fur traders.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that one has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
That's the one to please – never mind all the rest
For that person's with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the one in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the one in the glass.
adapted from Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr. circa 1934