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Will the person with the Internet Id of granscot(a)centex.com, or anyone else
connected with these families, please contact me. I'm related to all of
these folks and would be happy to share information.
I had a quick "mini-vacation" this past weekend, and had the pleasure of visiting Fayette & Harrison counties! (Kind of hastily planned!) Beautiful area!!! Wish I had more time!
I spent about 2 hours driving the countryside around Mill Creek (Lee's Lick area) trying to find some old cemeteries from a map I have, (most were not found!) trying to find the burial place of John & Barbara McFall, who were at Ruddle's in 1780. The cemetery on Gray Run Pike, which we thought MAY be the place, turned out to be a Smith family cemetery (all but one!)
Does anyone know WHERE EXACTLY on Mill Creek was the land that John McFall owned (1000 acres on Mill Creek).
I am told it bordered the COLEMAN property.
I searched the Ruddlesfort-L archives, and there are several mentions in lawsuits of "McFall's Lick" one even mentions "north of Lee's Lick on Mill Creek." Any ideas?
Also, what are the dates again for the "Gathering" next June?
Thanks for your help!
At the une meeting, we formed a steering committee and want
to work via email as much as possible.
I need anyone who is an officer, past officer and anyone
that is strongly interested in the future and well being
of RAMSHA to send me your email. Please send it to me
personally at jhagee(a)mail.com not back to the Ruddlesfort
Also, we may need people who are willing to be a conduit
for people who want to participate but do not have email.
You need to be willing to pass information back and forth.
Please send your email ASAP. We want to get this started
this weekend so we don't lose our momentum!
Items up for discussion include web pages, database, the
2002 meeting, monuments, camping, etc.
[NOTE: The point of this message appears after the story.]
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 11:13 PM
STOCKING THE SHELVES
A company set up a swap shop where everyone could bring their goods for
trading and leave them in their parking lot. The store professed to do
this out of the goodness of their heart simply to support these potential
customers who would in turn buy, what they could not barter for on the
trading grounds, from the company store. It seemed a perfect way to draw
buyers to the store premises.
Then one day, the owners of the store told the traders to stay away
because they were going to make some improvements for them. Anticipation
grew as some imagined the parking lot might be blacktopped, others
thought a pole barn might be erected and replace the little shanties that
housed their wares.
Several days later they were allowed to return, only to discover
everything had been moved into the store. They could not go in unless
they filled out preliminary applications for credit cards. They were
assured this was for everyone's benefit and no one would be forced to
actually buy anything. It was merely a better way of keeping track of
who the traders were. Nevertheless, if they wanted to see where their
missing possessions had been shelved, they would have to provide the
necessary information. Store managers said this arrangement was going
to be so much better because they would take good care of everyone's
goods and potential customers would no longer have to be lured in with
advertisements along the highway and with "goodwill gestures." Who would
think to question their motives?
Well, some traders were so unhappy with the company they actually
insisted on reclaiming their merchandise. The managers said that would
be no problem: they could have them back by filling out a request form
and supplying proof of ownership for each and every item as long as they
could justify why they wanted it taken off the shelf. If the company saw
fit, it could choose to return their items, but was under no obligation
to do so. According to the store, this was all perfectly legal and fair.
Many traders encountered problems because an employee of the store, named
Cindy Dahl, had put her name on most of their possessions. Of course,
they were supposed to understand this was only a mistake, the company was
not trying to steal their things. Who would have reason to think
otherwise in light of how fair the management had been while stocking the
shelves. Any unclaimed merchandise would simply become the property of
the company because fear of registration would be
viewed as a willingness to forfeit ownership rights.
You might be wondering how this could happen. The fact is that the
traders, in using the first "goodwill" facility so generously provided to
them, were inadvertently agreeing to have their goods confiscated
whenever the managers decided it would be beneficial to the company. The
traders were out of line in complaining about this takeover because no
one had forced them to use the first facility! They should have read the
fine print and been aware of the company's ongoing need to keep their
shelves stocked with desirable items.
As spokeswoman for this fine upstanding business establishment, June
Young informed the outraged traders, "There is no free lunch!"
I just wanted to let you know that Stan and I will not be posting to the
new single Clark Co., WI board because of the recent merger with
Ancestry.com. We found out that they are claiming anyone whoever made a
submission to their GenConnect project automatically authorized them full
use of the post in anyway the company cares to use it.
Right now they are pledging they won't require a fee to use their
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Some outraged people are writing to the Federal Trade Commission and
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Don, good to hear from you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Get well soon!
P.S. That's the same place where we met in 2000, right?
>Greetings to all:
> Reservations have already been made for Gathering 2002 at the 4H
>grounds on HWY 27 south of Cynthiana to be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002.
>Be sure to put this on your calendar.
> I had my operation on July 4 and everything is great. Got me a new
Greetings to all:
Reservations have already been made for Gathering 2002 at the 4H
grounds on HWY 27 south of Cynthiana to be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002.
Be sure to put this on your calendar.
I had my operation on July 4 and everything is great. Got me a new