|My great grandfather Hiram Tipton and his family about 1927 Limestone Tennessee|
My grandfather Fieldon Jacob Tipton is the tallest man (of course) second from the right in the back row)
Good morning folks! Little tired this morning. Just got off of working three days straight at the hotel. I'm a bit off my track now. I have a couple of really good posts coming up but this morning I'll just touch base to let you all know I'm still here and not in the ER or just pouting.
Yesterday I discovered a photo of my grandfather Fieldon Jacob Tipton and his brothers and sisters and parents that I had never seen before on Ancestry. com. I never knew my paternal grandfather, he died two years before I was born. I've heard a lot about him and I physically resemble him. He was a hillbilly (there, I said it) from the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, on the border of Tennessee.
|My Uncles Sam, Bruce and Tip at the Baker Place - cheap farm labor who lived in tenant houses - note the washing machine on the porch - my uncles Same and Bruce were the my last two Tipton uncle born in Pennsylvania|
He moved to Pennsylvania with his nine sons about 1930. Two more sons were born in Pennsylvania thus making up a football team. Actually, they moved to Pennsylvania to work on their uncle Don Byrd's farm as cheap farm labor. Yep, this was before "the illegals". Back in the day
|My father (the tallest man in the back to the right - fifth son) and his ten brothers at a Tipton Family Reunion 1960 Downingtown, Pennsylvania - the last time all eleven of them were together|
|The Ike Tipton family - me (center) with my two younger brothers (yes, I am the Crown Prince) and Uncle Ed and Aunt Mabel's place "int he country - 1948|
My friend Pat asked me a few months ago "How do you have time to do everything?" You know what folks? I don't. I rob Peter to pay Paul. This weekend will probably be one of those instances.
So hang tight folks, I'll be back in full force in a few days ready to agitate, question, provoke, thrill and amaze soon!
|The Great Carsoni!|