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From: "Ruth" <>
Subject: Re: [FOLKLORE] Goat Man
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:28:52 -0600
I always hate it when I hear of fires and the loss of photos. I have five
fireproof, waterproof storage bins--got them at Walmart. They cost about
$55, now, the size of a hassock, but the items I store in them are
priceless. The smaller briefcase size metal storage containers are not
safe--the items inside can turn to ashes in a fire, not enough protection.
PLEASE, those of you who have not bought something like this, get one and
store your most important treasures there. I finally started buying mine
when my neighbor's house burned. I made it a new year's resolution because
their house burnt at Christmas. It gives me peace of mind.
Store all your negatives, CDs of important information, movies of your
family, tapes of your family, etc.
Another way to save things--in the meantime--is to start an emailaccount at
gmail. They have a huge MB of storage, and you can scan and send photos
there as well as documents.
A friend of mine had all her genealogy messages and data stored on her
Outlook Express on her computer. When her computer died, there went her
history. She was heartbroken.
By the way, anyone on this list have KY roots? I'm a KY girl.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Putman" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [FOLKLORE] Goat Man
> My husband had a goat cart when he was little, but there is no picture of
> it. His Dad was separating the milk and his sister took some of the
> separated milk and fed it to the goat. That frothy milk killed the goat
> he was mad at his sister for a long time. Their house burned to the
> when he was 2 years old, so very few pictures of him as a child existed,
> until aunts, uncles, and cousins gave a few back to him in the 1950's.
> Uncle Lee gave him the cutest picture, at about 4 years old, standing on a
> chair in the yard with Ed Morgan's pipe in his mouth. Ed Morgan was a
> family friend. That would have been about 1930. Mary P.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Connie" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [FOLKLORE] Goat Man
>> We have a picture of my husband and his twin brother on a pony together
>> Pasadena, California. Had to be about 1933. I do treasure it! I think
>> are no pictures extant of either twin alone, unless it was a stray
>> (and we don't have it), until they were in their teens.
>> I'm guessing there was never a pony-picture man around at the right time
>> when and where I was growing up (Eugene, Oregon).
>>>I think my mother didn't pay the price per child,
>>> because somehow the couple of pictures like that
>>> had three of us in them. I remember one
>>> specifically where my sister is wearing a shirt
>>> with a hole in it and trying to cover it up with
>>> her hand. It wasn't from poverty, she was an
>>> incredible tomboy and I am sure it was torn in
>>> some tree climbing incident or such. But what
>>> amazed me is that my mother was real fastidious
>>> about photos for posterity kind of stuff and would
>>> not have allowed that under normal circumstances,
>>> so this guy didn't wait around, you evidently had
>>> the pictures taken right away or not at all.
>>> I never treasured the pictures <laughter>.
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