- Aug 26, 2011
My mother was a hamster, and my father smelt of elderberries.
William Bradford is my ancestor. He was the governor of Plymouth and came over on the Mayflower. Supposedly he was kind of a jerk (hopefully I am upholding the family tradition). I remember as a kid going to Plymouth plantation and asking where my relative was.
Ethan Hawke plays John Brown in an upcoming Showtime production.Related to John Brown of Harper's Ferry fame. My mom's dad's mother (my great-grandmother) was a Brown, and grew up in the Brown farmhouse in Simsbury.
Its probably not that unusual to trace ancestry to Brown here in CT, considering he had something like 20 kids and was from Torrington.
Lol. Sadly, no. I hope to, when my current situation passes, if there is enough time left.Haven"t you walked around the world, or something like that?
Lol. Sadly, no. I hope to, when my current situation passes, if there is enough time left.
As a long distance hiker I have a couple of firsts and broke a couple of records. One record, most miles hiked on the AT in one day, had stood for 20 years before I broke it (previous record was 72; I hiked/jogged 80); then someone else broke my record six months later (I believe the record now is 88). Timing is everything.
My father made outrageous claims like he “invented the question mark.”
I do not remember the start and end points ((24 years ago), but I do know that it was in southern Pennsylvania and included the Cumberland Valley section, which at the time involved a 12 mile road walk (which I jogged). I have two witnesses, one of whom broke the record six months later (The stinker! Just kidding, he’s a good friend).From where to where? The AT has sections where the elevation changes are brutal.
My dad had several Mickey Mantle stories. When my dad was a kid he had a cousin who lived on Billy Martin's block, Billy and Mickey used to come home late at night/early in the morning plastered. Billy had an RV in the driveway where Mick slept off his drinking and he would sneak in the basement to shower, Billy would sleep in the RV when the wife was tired of him...The cousin would call my dad and say The Mick is over here again and on at least one occasion they got to play catch with him...Thanks for posting that. We watch the American Heroes Channel on DirecTV quite often and probably saw an episode about that battle but will certainly look for it in the future.
As for me, I once saw Mickey Mantle at the Palm Too in NYC one night long after his retirement. He was so drunk he could barely stand and was being supported by a young woman who was probably a Yankee publicist or something. He'd always been my favorite sports hero and it was sad to see him like that. What if Whitey Ford and Billy Martin hadn't gotten hold of him?