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Rye Miles #13621

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If'n I had lived, I was a transverse birth and I didn't run away (like I did a couple times when I was a youngster) because I had an independent streak. I may have followed my in grandfathers foot steps. I really admired him a lot.

 

He was a farmer, homesteader, blacksmith, horse shoer, carriage maker, hauled freight, logged, hunted, town marshall & carpenter. He built steam engines with his father when he was young.

 

He preferred mules to horses because you could leave a mule for a few days with enough food and it wouldn't eat itself to death. He used mules to haul logs out of the woods.

 

My grandfather taught me to travel in the wilderness for hours or days and return to where I went in without the use of a map or compass.

 

Thanks for the question, I haven't thought about grandpa and the time we had together in a long long time.

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Guys get all the cool jobs.. lol. If I wanted to do half the outlaw stuff I would be a uh.. yeah.. okay..

 

I would work in banking probably for my husband since that is the only way I could have done that back then.. lol... But at my age now, maybe I would simply live out in the middle of no where and shoot rattlesnakes? lol

 

 

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I guess I would've remained true to my life as I've lived it so far. I would have started out as a Cowboy,(drove 18-wheelers in my youth)and then probably gravitated to being a Lawdog,(26 + years with the RPD). Kinda like my SASS persona - sometimes Cowboy, sometimes Lawdog - whatever happens to be payin' better at the time...

 

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I know I would have loved to have been a cowboy. I always wanted to be a cowboy. I think I woulda enjoyed owning a ranch with cattle and horses . Yep, I woulda been a cowboy!B)

 

How about ya'll????? Bartender, store clerk, lawdog, outlaw, stage coach driver? Saloon gal, seamtress, cowgirl???:unsure:

I have to admit - that's a skull scratch-er . . . I think, if it was this me in that time, that I'd probably

have found a way to work with the US Army as a surveyor, or some kind of construction engineer. Not sure whether

I'd have completed any college or just gotten OJT, but I'd have gravitated towards that life.

 

Or - I'd have run a book store in some small town near a port . . . (total past life thing there . . )

 

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Guys get all the cool jobs.. lol. If I wanted to do half the outlaw stuff I would be a uh.. yeah.. okay..

 

I would work in banking probably for my husband since that is the only way I could have done that back then.. lol... But at my age now, maybe I would simply live out in the middle of no where and shoot rattlesnakes? lol

 

 

 

I hear if ya cook it right rattlesnake is pretty darn good!^_^

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Grandpa had a saw mill and I spent my life fixing things for other people so I guess I would have had a sawmill and fixed all the stuff that broke.

 

McKenzie

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A farmer. My sister-in-law has done an extensive geneology on my family and most all my ancestors were farmers...so I'd most likely been a farmer also.

 

However, one of my great-grandfathers has this written about him:

"John Chamberline Gray was known as "J.C." or "Chame." He broke wild broncs and carried a Bible everywhere he went - preaching whenever he could. Somewhere along the way, J.C. lost an eye and wore a glass eye." ^_^

 

If I was startin' in CAS all over again, I think I'd chose for my alias "Chame Gray."

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Guest Copper Mart

I grew up on a ranch and would have been a cowhand until age 17 when I died from a burst appendix. Short life.

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Well, I would have been born and raised on a plantation. Since most of us were Church of Christ we didn't own slaves, but hired workers of many classes and races and "Owned" no one. Course, that didn't matter to the Union or the Carpetbaggers. As they tried to take our farm as it was located in the South, despite our non-slave status. As the 5th generation of educated women, I would like to think I would have followed my Great-great gran, Great-gran and my Grandma in teaching at a teachers "seminary." I would also have helped run the family business, which was a dairy. "Hartsell's Blue Label Dairy." Of course, I would have made extra money on the side by designing and creating dresses for the ladies in Shreveport, Bossier, Dallas, New Orleans and Baton Rouge as I do today.

 

At the time, I hope I could have been as clever as Great-great Gran in hiding the herds and the family in the woods and swamps when the Yankees and the Confederates came to take livestock and harvests for provisions. She was apparently quite clever.

 

AND after the war, and with her families' approval, she was a suffragette, as was great-grannie! Yeah, I would have marched with them!!! Great grannie was married in 21 and had 5 boys and 5 girls. She made SURE that all 5 girls had the opportunity to go to college (we all test out at crazy, genius numbers, girls included!) so Gran supported all of us girls through the years!

 

I knew Great Gran until I was 14 years old. She was 4'9" tall and had born 10 living children, owned several businesses and could stare a grown man down. Miss you Granny! Yep, I'd have 5 inches on her, but I wouldn't mind being like her!! Cept the 10 kids and all!!

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