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Old 07-20-2020
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well ya the normal thing to do when I had the flu back when I went to school was to stay home 4 or 5 days then go back to school. that's the way. Don't forget it. Lest you forget less your knowledge

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before I go I want some of you Virologists to listen to 1919 Vassalboro, maine was hit by the flu, and 10 to 15% of the people died.......In Fairfield Maine,,,,which is 18 miles away nobody died.....I have read all the gravestones of these towns cemetarys, we used to bury all our dead. what could this be attributed to? nutrition....if a city or town lacked a supply of foods rich in vitamin c, I believe these towns were hit the worse, also across the globe. that is what I believe. that is what I believe and I will go to my grave believing it. and I have not seen it written in any virology study of the great 1918 1919 flu,
That is why this covid is miniscule in comparison to the 1918-1919 flu, in that nutrition is so much better now, than it was then,::: that's why only 1% or less, die of the covid flu,,,whitch is a normal flue that the world wide dark state has weaponized.

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covid has been weaponised like Voodo to an Hatian///and that fartucci is the hungan
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Reminiscences ofNonagenarians -- Oakland a
Century Ago
As Related by Cyrus Wheeler (1827-1922) to Louise M Benson
about 1918
When I was a boy ten years old, and I have lived here about
ninety years, a square mile would include all the inhabitants of
this town. There were perhaps thirty houses in both the Upper
and Lower Mills, as we used to designate the two sections of the
village. We had two carding mills, two grist mills, and two saw
My father owned this lot of land [in 1918, home of Mr.
Wheeler's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dingley],
and when the railroad was built in 1849, it cut the lot in two and
he sold it and took part of the pay in railroad shares. He kept the
shares as long as he lived, but I think he didn't get any interest on
them. After he died, I bought the shares and I sold the last of
them for about $85 a share. The price they were bought at was
$8 a share.
The work on the railroad was let out in sections to different
parties, and it took about three years to build this strip, on
account of the boggy land. They tried putting in piles, with a pile
driver, but it was not practicable, because the piling sank into the
bog. Then Jim Wall and Sanders took this strip from the depot
towards Belgrade to build. They dumped in dirt and rock, which
would disappear in the bog over night, but they continued the
process until they had made the fill across the bog.
The people were much pleased to have the railroad go
through. We felt that Boston seemed within thirty miles of us. I
recollect that Aunt Blake, my father's sister, William Blake's
mother, went down to the depot to see the first train, and when
she came back she said it looked to her like a city going in on
trucks. Sometimes the snow blocked the road for a week at a
time. We didn't have any big snow plows then. Everyone had to
turn out and shovel out the cut at Ben Crowell's.
There was a little red schoolhouse in the square. The
teachers I remember were Llewellyn Weston of Belgrade, Mary
Hubbard (Andrew Rice's mother), Sarah Coombs (Uncle David's
daughter). The scholars had to toe the line pretty well. Weston
ferruled fourteen one night. The rule was "no whispering;" but
one girl whispered and it went through the class and we all had to
take a ferruling. He was kind of partial to Betsey Hitchings.
Now and then he used to appoint one scholar to watch the others.
He appointed me and I saw Betsey whisper. Lots of the others
whispered, too, but I only told on Betsey, because I knew he was
partial to her.
We had singing schools and dancing schools, and a debating
club called a Lyceum, where we met and discussed different
questions. The singing school was in the school house. Ansel
Thurston of Madison taught the dancing one winter and he was a
good teacher. There were two bowling alleys one down in the
mill yard, the other back of Jim Holmes' shop.
Before 1850, there was plenty of rum sold here. My father
told me that when he was first married, if anyone came in for a
social call or to spend the evening, all kinds of liquor would be
set on the table. It was the custom in those days. There was an
old fellow by the name of Jim Shores, a big, strong man who
went into the woods to work in the winter time. I have seen him
go into Kimball's store and take a pint dipper and go to the rum
barrel, fill the dipper full and drink it right down without
stopping. We gave him the nickname of "Jim Boots," on account
of the size of his footwear, He wore a No 12 shoe, and it was
commonly said that he had his boots made on a turn of the road,
no last being large enough.
There was a time when the boys in school got pretty unruly
and they took delight in putting a teacher out of school. One day
they filled the chimney of the schoolhouse full of snow, to make
the fire smoke, so that the scholars would have to be let out. The
agents who hired the teachers went off and hired an old sailor to
keep school one term and subdue the boys. The old sailor didn't
know much about teaching, but he could fight, and he knocked
one fellow clear down under the seats. I was about ten years old,
-- too young to get into the trouble that the older boys had. The
sailor teacher made the pupils read a verse in the Bible every
morning, and if the verse was not read to suit him, he would
punish them. I was afraid of him, and I think the others were, for
he got them straightened out in time.
Some of the young fellows got together and formed a society
to have good times, and to meet at different houses. Somehow
they got the name of The Shad Eyes. When they held meetings,
they would appoint a few members to get the rations. This
committee was supposed to go out and steal a turkey or a few
chickens or something of that kind, go back to the meeting,
where the plunder would be cooked and eaten. They thought
they had great fun doing that. One time they met at Elijah
Gleason's (John Gleason's grandfather). Elijah was one of the
members of the Shad Eyes and they planned to have a feast, as
usual. Two were appointed to go out and get something to cook,
and they were gone a long time, but at last came back with a
turkey, which was cooked and enjoyed. It was Lige's own
turkey, but he didn't find out until the next day.
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The Sixteenth Maine was a Fighting Regiment
During the fall and early winter of 1862, the jeers and taunts
from the other regiments was the only fighting the Sixteenth had.
The regiment had left their knapsacks, tents, and overcoats in
Washington when they began their march. The nickname, “The
Blanket Brigade” arose from the fact that a blanket was all that
these Mainers had. From September 6, they weathered the rain,
sleet, snow, and jokes, until their knapsacks and overcoats caught
up with them just outside of Fredericksburg, on November 27,
Thanksgiving Day.
December 12-13, The Battle of Fredericksburg, with 417
rifles, the regiment went in with General Franklin’s grand
division, on the left. The Sixteenth charged the embankment of
the Fredericksburg & Richmond Railroad, taking two hundred
prisoners. Then fired some sixty rounds into a second line of
rebels in the woods. By the end of the battle, half the regiment
was dead, wounded, or missing. The Sixteenth’s losses amounted
to half the losses of the whole brigade. The term “Blanket
Brigade” had been shed.
The monotony of winter quarters near Belle Plain, was only
broken by “The Mud March” of January 19-23, 1863. The
Sixteenth suffered few casualties at Chancellorsville, but the
results of the campaign disgusted many of the troops. On June
12, with 281 men and 32 officers, tents were struck and the army
was started north. Lee was on the move. They reached
Centreville on the 15th, Guilford on June 19th. They stayed there
until the 23d. They arrived in Emmitsburg, PA. on June 29, 1863.
On July 1, The Sixteenth arrived in Gettysburg, PA., with
General Robinson's division, and took up position in reserve near
the seminary around 11:30 a.m. They began throwing up breast
works immediately. At about 1:00 p.m. the regiment received it's
orders to go in to battle, as all the reserves of the First Corps
were being committed. The battle raged on for the out numbered
First Corps and Eleventh Corps. At roughly half past three
o'clock, the Eleventh Corps collapsed under the weight the Ewell
was throwing at them. This left the First Corp's left exposed and
forced to withdraw from the field.
General Robinson ordered Colonel Tilden of the Sixteenth to
take up position near the Mummasburg Rd. and hold at all cost.
At roughly 4 p.m., the Sixteenth took up position while the rest
of the Corps withdrew from the field. Two Confederate lines
pressed the regiment hard from two directions. The destruction of
the unit was in site when Col. Tilden ordered the colors
destroyed. The stars and stripes and the state flag were removed
from there staves and torn to shreds. Many men carried the
treasure of their shred of flag with them to prison.
With most of the regiment in prison, a detail of men were
sent home to Maine for the purpose of securing recruits to fill out
the ranks. By September, with men returning from hospital and
prison and the new recruits, the regiment was once again ready
for action.
The Sixteenth Maine participated in the movements
commonly refereed to as the "Culpeper and Centreville", over the
old battlefield of Bull Run. By November, the regiment
numbered some 650 men. With a new stand of colors, the
regiment had the look of it's earliest days. And the Mine Run
campaign gave them a taste of it as well. Exposure, fatigue and
hunger visited the ranks until General Meade took the army in to
winter quarters near Kelly's Ford early in December.
March of 1864 brought changes to the organization of the
army. The First corps was absorbed in to the Fifth corps. The
Sixteenth became part of the Second division under General
Robinson. Colonel Tilden also returned in March, after escaping
from Libby Prison through the Rose Tunnel.
May 4, 1864 brought the beginning of the Battle of the
Wilderness. Between May 5th and the 21st lost 21 killed, 118
wounded, and 40 missing presumed captured. Most of these
casualties taking place at Laurel Hill. May 23rd saw the regiment
at the engagement on the North Anna River. During Cold
Harbor, the Sixteenth fought near The Bethesda Church.
On the 8th of June the regiment was transferred to the Third
division of the Fifth corps and was engaged near Chickahominy
River. On the 16th, crossed the James River, near Petersburg. On
the 17th and 18th they participated in the assault near the Norfolk
Railroad, later refereed to as "Fort Hell".
The Fifth corps spent some time in the entrenchment in front
of Petersburg and various movements against the enemies right
flank. On August 18th, participated with the First corps to extend
the Union right to the Weldon Railroad. In repelling a front and
flank attack for too long on the 19th, in attempting to withdraw
found itself surrounded. 115 men taken prisoner, including Col.
Tilden and Adjutant Small. Col. Tilden and Lt. Davies escaped
while in transit to prison between Petersburg and Richmond.
They slipped through Confederate lines and returned to their own
brigade pickets on the 22nd.
The regiment was now assigned to the Second brigade,
under General Baxter. It was positioned in Fort Wadsworth and
remained until 5th December. On the 7th of the month, the Fifth
corps marched to the North Carolina border to destroy the
Weldon Railroad line.
On February 5th, 1865, the regiment fought at Hatcher's
Run. One officer and seventy three men killed or wounded,
including two color bearers. The end of March saw the Fifth
corps assigned to General Sheridan's cavalry. The regiment was
closely engaged at Five Forks on the 31st of March and was at
Appomattox Court House for the surrender of Lee.
After a brief occupation of the south, the Fifth corps
marched to Washington for the Grand Review. The Sixteenth
was mustered out of federal service on the 5th of June, reaching
Augusta on the 10th of June, and disbanded on the 16th of June,
All told, 1876 enlisted men and 86 officers served in the
Sixteenth Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry. 33 Officers and
409 men were mustered out at the end of the war. During the war
the killed in action totaled 178. Died of disease 241. Discharged
due to disability 276.
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Ya, ah, still warning about that Massachusettsl Hurricane, on Halloween, Watch out.......Nothing significant to report now.....
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Watch out Massachusettes, The Halaween Cane, HAS SPAWNED
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this prediction is remarkable, it will forever cement my position as a true Shamen.
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divert shipping from the cape cod region, in a few days
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