Slow blogging for a week
Hurrah! I'm taking a vacation, for the first time in two years! I'll be out until the 16th, maybe able to blog a little between now and then, but probably very little. But it's 75 in the San Diego area, and I'll be wandering the beach.
As some minor matters until then--
Here's a bit on my family history. I discovered that the family name of Hardy is an alias taken by an outlaw gunman. Nat Hickman fled the law in Colorado, escaped to Arizona Territory, and became Judge Charles W. Hardy. In a state where quite few people can say they were born here, we date back to 1871, and to 1859 in the case of my great-grandmother.
Here's a load of Civil War research that I've undertaken.
Here's my late father's recollections of growing up on the Arizona frontier. Dad started in dirt-floored adobe hut, maybe ten by fifteen feet, that housed him, his grandparents, an uncle and two siblings. No
water, no electricity. Laundry boiled on a pot outside, propped up on three rocks. Daniel Boone could have wandered by, and known the use of everything. And Dad lived into the 21st Century.
Here's a memorial webpage for my ex-wife, Frances, who died of cancer in 2003, age 52. Someday I'll fill in the full story. It's one of those things blasted into your memory. You have to look someone you once loved, and have known for 20+ years, in the eye and tell them the docs are coming over to tell them there is no hope, and you see their eyes go round....
Anyway, take a look, and I'll be back online next Wednesday or so!