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Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 07:04:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

I bought one to put in front of my big mansion on my land.I never got around to building the mansion and even sold the pump because i needed money.


Ladyhawk    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
OMG on my ranch I have an original. It has become part of the landscape. I love it in the garden. I have water turned on to it collecting the watering into a old rock for the gray squirels and birds.


Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:13:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,, Those go well with a gazebo and a winning lottery number.


Salmoneye    Posted 07-26-2003 at 07:15:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought one 4 years ago at a lawn sale for $4...Sold it on eBay for $250 to a couple in Steamboat Springs. CO....And they paid shipping and wanted to send back the crate I made in case I found more...

I miss those days...

*sigh*


Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 07:46:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just reverse the situation and that is how i did. I do like those pumps,the best water i ever drink came from one at my grandfathers farm.


Salmoneye    Posted 07-26-2003 at 08:49:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wish I had one on my dug well here...My Sisters still works...Pat. date is 1887 I think...Been there since my Great-Uncle Frank bought the place in 1906 at the age of 21...


Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:04:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like the history you have up there.You can follow it back to ancestors long in the past.Texans are like gypsies who came from many places and left something behind in the past.Mainly regulators and tax collectors.


My people...    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:25:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have only been here in Vermont since the middle of the 19th century...Came from France by way of Canada mostly (the ones that weren't 'native' that is)...

Now Les...His peoples' history is as old as the colonies...Or nearly so...

Salmoneye, The American


Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:32:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was trying to goad Les into talking of his ancestry as I like that kind of stuff..But I guess he thought I was making fun of his heritage.I would enjoy reading of this connection to early America.I bet there are many old graveyards up there in the northeast.I found one nearby the land I had that the French settled before Texas became a state,I think one grave was of 1812.


There is...    Posted 07-26-2003 at 09:41:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
A cemetary about a half mile down the road from where I grew up named 'Bradley Cemetary'...Started as a family plot next to one of the oldest farms in town...Some of the stones are of that vintage and a little earlier...When I grew up, the man that owned the farm was a direct descendant of the original owners...His name was Bradley Eno...Family names tend to live on in one fashion or another around here...Nice old gent...Gram always said he was a drinker...Didn't bother me in the least at 10-11 years old...He'd call and ask if he could 'borrow' me and my .22 for the afternoon...We'd sit on the back porch overlooking the garden and chew the fat (he'd drink blended Canadian Whiskey) till a woodchuck or bunny would come out...He paid good money back in 1973...25 for a chuck and 50 for a headshot bunny...

Life was slow and simple back then...

Salmoneye


Clod    Posted 07-26-2003 at 10:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are in a hurry these days but we run in circles and return where we started but with less than we had when the trip began.We have named this progress just to make us feel good about what we are doing.


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