Monday, September 12, 2016

210th post

Note: I need to give you all a timeline of events that I've been typing

because if I'm confused, I know you must be.

1.  When were going to my Grandparents Cline home on the hill back of

      Burketown, I'm about 12 years old, me being the oldest born to my 

      parents and my siblings (Roland, Nancy the toddler, and Jerry the 

      family baby) like stepping stones going downward and maybe 3 years


2.   Moving up in years counting, I'm about 27 years old and married with

       with a son named Michael Shane Caricofe. (Note: Michael is active on 

       on Facebook and has time for that because one of his 2 jobs is being

       an Uber driver in Omaha, NE where he lives with his family after 

       separating from the Air Force and after serving for 8 years. I'm 73 years 

       old now).

       At this age (27), I believe, I was helping Father when he worked for 


3.   I also worked at a service station in Harrisonburg and after that as a 

       a social worker (all services back then) in Page County, VA 

       (1968-1970, age 28-29) with a pay of $7500 a year and just after that 

       as a 5th grade teacher (all subjects back then) in Stanley, VA 

       (1970-1972, age 30-31) witch was also in Page County.

I hope the above gets things in better order for you. I know it has helped 


But wait until I tell you about an uncle of mine that is older than one of my 

first cousins....



.... A dog kennel was one of the many places Uncle Paul lived that 

where similar and by his own choice and with his dog, and most 

of the time, Uncle Paul's dog was the only friend he had....

Other places that I heard he staid where under the bridge that allows vehicles,

walkers, joggers, and Old Order Mennonite horse and buggy's to cross over 

the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, on an island that was formed by 

the river in it's natural way of doing things and east of the bridge about 

1/2 mile more or less away. Another place was the last house on the left 

going south on US Route 11 and the last place of his life. 

Uncle Paul paid a sum money, unknown to me, to rest, drink his beer and 

sleep, perhaps, and the last home for Uncle Paul before cirrhosis of the 

liver took his life....



I can remember Father singing 'me o my o' and that's all I remember.

I googled 'me o my o' and came up with a song written and sang by Hank

Willams called "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"

"Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh my oh

Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou

My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh my oh

Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo

Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio

Pick guitar fill fruit jar and be gay-o

Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin'

Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen

Dress in style and go hog wild me oh my oh

Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Settle down far from town get me a pirogue

And I'll catch all the fish in the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie...

Later on, swap my mon, get me a pirogue

And I'll catch all the fish on the bayou

Swap my mon, to buy Yvonne what she need-oh

Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie..."

Hank Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hank Williams

Background information

Birth name - Hiram King Williams

Also known as - Luke the Drifter, The Hillbilly Shakespeare, The Singing Kid

Born - September 17, 1923 - Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, U.S.

Died - January 1, 1953 (aged 29) - Oak Hill, West Virginia, U.S.

Genres - Country Western honky-tonk folk blues gospel....

Occupation(s) - Singer-songwriter musician

Instruments - Vocals guitar

Years active - 1937–1953

Labels - Sterling MGM

Associated acts - Drifting Cowboys, Audrey Williams

Website -

"Hiram King "Hank" Williams,.... September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) 

was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of 

the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters 

of the 20th century....

Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached 

the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 

including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously).

Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he 

met Rufus Payne, a black street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for 

meals or money. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along 

with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. During this time, Williams informally changed his 

name to Hank, believing it to be a better name for country music.[citation needed] He 

moved to Montgomery, where he began his music career in 1937, when producers at 

radio station WSFA hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed as 

backup the Drifting Cowboys band, which was managed by his mother, and dropped 

out of school to devote his time to his career...."


Hank Williams lived from September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953. Both Father and

and Mother were born in 1918, Father in February and Mother in August. They

both were about 5 years old when Hank Willams was born. The above 

information supplied by Wikipedia states that Hank Willams was actively 

writing and singing from 1937 to/thru 1953. 

Mother graduated from Weyers Cave High School in 1935 and Father quit

Bridgewater High School before, during or after the 8th grade and  I believe 

Father quit so he could work and help support his Mother and younger 


So that was about 1930-1931, the beginning of the depression and dust 

bowl in America. 

I believe that Father, not Mother, because of the dates above (1937 to/thru 1953), 

was a fan of Hank William's country music as I am today....



"Someone who drinks liquor, does drugs, smokes cigarettes in part, 

watches movies, read books and watches TV and the movies and the 

like, is escaping from the realities of life."..

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 1,880,000 results (1.56 seconds) 

No results found for "Someone who drinks liquor, does drugs, smokes 

cigarettes in part, watches movies, read books and watches TV and the 

movies and the like, is escaping from the realities of life."..


Yesterday, I went to Wooster again thinking I would get two bags of black

mulch for that new corner flower bed. I usual go to Lowes for the mulch and 

check out the flowers they have that are greatly reduced in price. As you 

go into Lowes' flower and garden entrance there is about 5 large metal

shelving about 2 feet apart, 7 feet tall, and 12 feet on the left after walking 

into the entrance for about 6 feet. 

I had a list of other things I needed as well as some food items that the rest

of the family needed, so I went to Walmart first. I always have a plans 

A, B, C, etc. like I told you all before. I  lost the prepared list before I left 

the house and it is still somewhere on this approximately 1 acre property.

So I went to plan B before I left the house intending to take my cell phone 

with me so I could call back to the house if I had questions about what was 

needed. After getting to Walmart, I discovered I had left my cell phone 

back at the house. So I go to plan C. My cell phone is not an organ of my 

body like it is for most people, so it is usually left alone and charging in 

the hooch witch is in the garage that I live in....


Update: I just found the list on the gravel driveway just to the right of the

back door if you are going out from the covered deck witch we use as the

main door for leaving and departing the house. And guess what, I got 

everything on the list that might have cost about $44.00, but you know 

how it is, I spent over $200.00 for other things I needed.

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