Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday

So many projects waiting for me right now. The list is long which makes it hard to just pick one and go for it.
I thought it would be kind of fun to pull a few pictures from the year and share since this year seems to be flying by. I found this picture of a relative of mine and it made me think of this year. I call this year, "the year of the gun". And looking at this picture from the 1850's gave me pause to think of how it must have been in the Ole West. It would be of interest to know if this man killed anyone with his gun. Did he walk into the local saloon and shot a bunch of people at random? We have a long history of gun fighters and street shootings. I guess if there is a question here, it would be have we learned anything from history. 
All I know about
him is that he lived and died.

1 comment:

Connie said...

It's a great photo and would be interesting to know more about this man. Are you searching for information? You know that everyone carried a gun back then . . . he may have only had to use it on rattlesnakes and lame horses. Times were tough going west, people were very vulnerable not only to strangers, but to the surroundings as well. Have a lovely day and enjoy the search for family history.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)