Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Squirrel Men

 More on Lee and my, Sweet William The Scot's, trip last Fall up the Ohio River.
Squirrel Men were civilian men who assisted the federal government in defending Ohio from Confederate attacks in 1862.
Confederate forces captured Lexington, Kentucky, in the second year of the American Civil War.
They were then ordered to capture Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Martial law was declared in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan and for a volunteer militia.  All business owners were to close their shops, and civilians were to report for military duty.
The cannon and the Historical Marker sits in front of the Ripley, Ohio library.
Men in the regular army would fight on the battlefield, while the civilians would prepare trenches and other defensive features to prepare the communities along the Ohio River for the war that was reaching us.
Civilians from sixty-five counties numbering 15,766 men reported for duty along the Ohio. These volunteer men became known as the "Squirrel Hunters" or "Squirrel Men".
"They called them 'Squirrel shooters'; farm boys that never have to shoot at the same squirrel twice."
Yep these farm men came and answered the call!
All were given a discharge certificate, and the sum of $13 (a month's pay).
This is small town Ohio.
These men provided for their families with one shot guns.  They had to be able to take down game with a single shot.
These were the true men of history!
Our Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. Ratified in December 1791, the amendment says: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

O.K. Lee is going to get into deep crap here and we will probably be shoveling out for a long time.
But we believe that the Second Amendment means the type of guns people used in the time the Amendment was written. 
Our forefathers never pictured these weapons of mass killings.
Lee's Dad took his NRA stickers off all the farm equipment and his truck when Charlton Heston, former president of the NRA stood up for these semi automatic weapons.  Lee's fathers quote was "if you kill an animal with those semi automatics why you won't even get a piece of tenderized meat to cook".

Oh and yes my Lee knows how to shoot, she has never shot an animal but she now has her Dad's two guns.  Lee was better at skeet shooting than her Dad.  Yep that really made him mad.
So between me and Lee if we need to get a squirrel to eat well we will have more than a rock in our pot to flavor our stew!

See you next week.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Show & Tell

I am going to show you something if you promise not to tell Lee!
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to open a drawer and show you her pajamas that she bought before Christmas.  She usually sleeps in night gowns but when she saw these she had to buy them.
Scotties and bones on this pair but wait!
The second pair has all sorts of dogs from Blogville on them.
Why Frankie is here with his name no less.
Why here is George.  Do any of you remember George The Lad and his world tour?  He put up my pictures of my city when I did not have a blog.  So many of our friend's blogs are gone.
Here is Mabel from the Idaho Pugs.
Why here is a pair who look like Murphy and Stanley dogs but they have their names wrong!
Why every breed is represented on these pajamas and probably half of the names are right.
My new toy matches the stripes in the Scottie PJs.
My red scarf is the Sunflower Bandana which Samuel and Wallace sent me for Christmas in a box full of wonderful things.

I have to get a new leash and collar and tags.  When Lee got assaulted in December and I broke free of my breakaway collar to help they got left under our car as we drove the hell away.  We did not have the time to get them and when a friend drove back to see if she could see them well they were not worth picking up as to many cars had driven over them.

I think I am going to take a nap now!

We have more places to show you about our trip outside of Nati City but first Lee has to find the disk.  We got to show you where we stayed ~ the witness tree ~ the squirrel men ~The Parker House.

Have a great week.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I just looked at the calendar Wallace and Samuel sent me and today is Valentines Day.
I got to get up to the roof and turn on the air waves.

Gosh these darn waves are getting so hard to turn on with all the fake news.
Crank Crank Crank ~ there the station is on the air!
Hello Blogville this is your DJ Rockin Wills The Music Professor you are listening to the Non Serious Radio Station Howl that is 469.5 on the dial.
all you pupsters and kittenistas
You know what I love about February.
February being a short month, I won’t be nearly as skint in the last week as I usually am. That is what makes February great ~ forget about all the love crap.
Let me hear you HOWL!

Now I call my girlfriend Bella my little Sponge you want to know why?
Well Sponges are female because they're soft, squeezable and retain water.  And can she retain water after a swim in the river.  I hear you Howling!

~~~~~Well it's time to spin the vinyl~~~~

That was the best Love Song of 2016???

Well I think someone at the radio station is working on alternative facts!
I bet the DOGS were HOWLING during that song.

Taking the first steps to love someone requires courage.

Love is not about how much you say "I Love You" but how much you can prove that it is true.

Your DJ is going to quote a famous person
Dr. Seuss







there you have it.

Your DJ Rockin Wills has been handed this Proclamation.
It came from the Office Of Kismet.

That bird is out in front of my station wanting to smear his ordure and trying to tie the tails of innocent pupsters and kittenistas in the name of LOVE. 
This is worse than Fifty Shades of Gray revisited.

Yes your DJ Rockin Wills is giving it to you straight.

I am going to sneak a peak out the window to see if anyone is in line to get swaddled, pooped and tied!  Oh No I see Ernie and Roxy
Ernie is handing Kismet his leash! 
Why is that darn Ernie knocking on my window now? What you want Ernie I'm on the air.  You need witnesses?  I'm on the air and I could only be a witness!  Yes my name is Rockin Wills, Sweet William and Sugar Billy.  Ernie I am only one pup so I can only be a witness. Ernie get a fact checker! You will pay me?  How much money you got?  You will write me a check!  I only take cash!  And besides your paws are tied up.  Ernie I got to finish this broadcast so I can go to the party at Murphy & Stanley's.  Roxie you need a ride since Ernie is a little tied up? My car is around back.  Okie Dokie meet you back there.  Attorneys!

I always have problems.

This has been Blogville's one and only Non Serious Radio Station Howl that is 469.5 on the dial.

Well this is never going to be podcast!

Whoa whoa, you got the best of my love

Happy Valentines Day

"Do what you want, dig what you do, 'cause that's what life is all about"

Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

See you at Murphy & Stanley's Party.  I think Bella and I might be over dressed.