The history on all existing mustangs is at best interesting, but largely wishful thinking, and always insufficient in proving a Spanish origin of any given mustang, or mustang population. As for the horses bred within the various mustang registries, and the stock they all go back to: their foundation stock again was picked based on histories that dona€™t stand close scrutiny. However, mustang enthusiasts seem to be less concerned with scientific genetic tests but are intrigued by - sometimes obsessed with - anything historical about these horses, even though it should be clear right frome the start that no definite history is available.
Arguably the most popular mustangs today are those found in the Kiger Herd Management Area in Southeastern Oregon.
While there may be different opinions as to what constitutes Spanish conformation - even though there shouldn't be -, in my opinion Spanish conformation is certainly present in the Kiger herd sufficiently to characterize the Kiger as a Spanish mustang. In another article I have pointed out that the genotype of most Kigers is an Iberian one, the same one that is found in other mustangs of Iberian extraction, like the Sulphur Springs, the SMR resp. That a Spanish heritage has been cracked up for the Pryor mustangs because an Indian travel route is supposed to have run in the relative vicinity of the Pryor range may seem weird though - as if Indians ever cared to look for Spanish type in the horses they stole, captured, or traded in! While it stands to reason that, up to a certain point in time, what horses Indians had access to had to be descendants of Spanish horses, this wasn't necessarily the case anymore in later times, and certainly not anymore in the period before the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range was established.
We should be agreed on one thing: that for centuries, the wild horses were all derived from Spanish horses. If we consider that the multitude of wild horses, all of Spanish descent, had originally spread from Mexico and Florida over all of what is the USA today, and well up into Canada, then we realize that there isn't a single region that couldn't have had its own original wild Spanish horse population - there is no need for special Indian raids, for a Santa Fe trail, for other trails, for Texas cowboys to have brought Spanish cow ponies up into Wyoming and Montana, for Indian travel routes to account for herds in the Big Horn Mountains, etc.
One could even argue that all those regions that remained home to wild horses without any particular history would be more likely to have "uncontaminated" Spanish horses, and that where ever Man - white or red - has played any kind of a role, there were increased chances for an influx of other horse breeds!
In regard to the presence of Spanish wild horses in a given area the issue is not so much who brought them there, but rather how secluded could they have been there, and how isolated were they from contaminating influences.
For all these reasons, Oregon doesn't need a particular history of Spaniards roaming that territory in order for the Kigers (and other Oregon mustangs) to be recognized as Spanish mustangs - the wild horses of Spanish ancestry were perfectly capable of wandering there by themselves, and evidently have done so. However, if we are looking for instances where Spanish horses were directly taken to Oregon, we can indeed find those, too.
The horses the California vaquero rode in his heyday were of straight Spanish descent, their ancestors stemming from Mexican (mostly Sonoran) horses, but occasionally refreshed by Spanish (and Portuguese) imports.
We need to consider that Rojas most likely didn't differenciate properly between buckskins and duns, many of the horses he refers to here may have actually been duns.
Such undertakings, with vaqueros riding California horses, could not have failed to bring such horses into Oregon! Arnold Rojas was not the only one who testified to the flow of California Spanish horses into Oregon.
Early ranchers in the Camp Creek area found huge 'pots' (which they used for watering livestock) which are similar to those used in Spain today for certain mining processes. If one studies reports of expeditions to the West, one sometimes comes across accounts that testify the scarceness of horses, wild or in the hands of Indians. Rather interesting is the fact that Arnold Rojas in his books more than once mentioned Portuguese that came to California, even when the country was in its infancy (or maybe especially then).
Don Avila, father of modern horse trainer and showman Bob Avila, told this writer that his name is Portuguese and that his family traces back to Portuguese immigrants. A question that might be impossible to answer today is, what is accountable for the fact that a mtDNA genotype is found in Oregon's Kiger herd that we don't find in other mustang populations.
Taking a look at the more recent past prior to The Act, and the BLM's involvement, is also of interest.
According to Ron Harding, Kiger Gorge reportedly got its name due to a gentleman whose last name was Kiger, and who in search of forage for his cattle came upon the gorge. So, for anyone willing to take an objective look at the history of California and Oregon, it is quite obvious that the existence of Spanish mustangs in Oregon cannot only be explained credibly, but under the circumstances was inevitable. There are performers who scale the heights of imagination and feeling, who walk the high wire of entertainment with such aplomb it leaves audience members giddy. When Ariana sings a€?Oh The World,a€? about an act of love so precious, it seems too good to be true. In one of her many YouTube videos, we watch as she and her father, David, play a€?Oh The Worlda€? as a duet. When Ariana was 15 or16, she attended an Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) Conference. When she was 16, she released a self-titled demo which had only 300 copies printed a€” primarily used for her appearance at her first conference. At her fathera€™s urging, Ariana attended more folk conferences which continued to raise her profile. Ariana didna€™t really become serious about music until a three-month bout with double pneumonia brought her close to death. Arianaa€™s first album, To Make It Make Sense, was released in 2009, when she was 18 years old. I asked Ariana about the source for the allegorical song, a€?John and the Monster.a€? She couldna€™t pinpoint anything in particular.
In the video, her father, ever the supporter and mentor, sits across from her and when she finishes, he murmurs, a€?Not bad.a€? In response, Ariana laughs. When we first encountered Ariana at the 2011 NERFA last November, we were shocked to discover that the youthful-looking sideman on guitar, Dobro and mandolin was Arianaa€™s father, David. Ariana and David will be making a number of appearances in the United States this fall, and specifically the Living Room in NYC each month. We discussed the underlying truth of the fantastical story in the song a€” that something of beauty can be destroyed by a society who would imprison it and destroy its magic. When a skydiver steps to the edge of the aircraft door and leaps away from the plane, he knows there is no turning back. Answer: A The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict me of sin and to guide me into all truth. Answer: A When convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, I must confess my sins in order to be forgiven. Answer: A God solemnly warns that the Holy Spirit does not indefinitely continue pleading with a person to turn from sin and obey God. Answer: A The Holy Spirit stops talking to a person when that individual becomes deaf to His voice. Answer: A The Bible rule is that when the Holy Spirit brings me new light or conviction of sin, I must act at once--obey without delay. Answer: A Yes, if I steadfastly refuse to confess and forsake any sin, I will eventually become deaf to the Holy Spirit's pleading and thus pass the point of no return. Answer: A The Holy Spirit's pleading is like a fire that burns in a person's mind and heart. Answer: A Jesus solemnly warned that not all who have the feeling of assurance will enter His kingdom, but rather, only those who do His will. The Holy Spirit pleads with all people (John 1:9), just as the sun shines upon everyone and everything.
They say that they go by genotyping, conformation, and history, as equally important aspects.
There isna€™t a single mustang herd that has been monitored continuously over the last centuries, and at closer scrutiny one invariably finds plenty of evidence for possible other influences. In many cases it was good enough if the horses were possessed or bred by Indians a€“ as if Indians had ever cared about a Spanish history of the horses they acquired!
Well, now that it has been proven through mtDNA anylyses, we know that most American mustangs indeed trace back to Iberian stock. Nobody kept track of who all came through any given area within the last 150 or 200 years, and with what horses. While mustangs of other BLM herds are adopted out for a nominal fee, Kiger mustangs were the first to be auctioned off to the highest bidder and to fetch considerable, sometimes enormous prices.
This verdict is easily dismissed if coming from people who classified the Pryor Mountain mustang flatly as of the best Spanish type of all existing mustang herds - for, while there are certainly a few good Spanish types among them, there is a larger percentage of horses in that population that are of indifferent type.
However, having said that, every single other herd out there varies even more, and the same with the populations within registries. Conformationwise, the Kiger does not have to take a back seat compared with any other mustang.
In assessing the history of other wild herds, people have made all kinds of claims, and most are just speculations. Indians took what useful horses they could get, and in many cases, simply what horses they could get. A compilation of historical facts regarding the Pryor horses which was published at one time by the BLM in Billings, Montana, makes it very obvious that whatever role Indian horses may have played in the foundation of the feral horses of that area, it was just a minor one at best.
There was plenty of opportunity for each neck of the woods to have retained its own original band of wild horses of Spanish ancestry, not because the animals were brought there due to certain circumstances, but because the horses wandered there by themselves in their expansion over North America, and found a secluded enough spot where they could escape pursuit.
Irrespective of how wild horses of Spanish ancestry have conquered the continent on their own, and how this was expedited by raids and trades of various Indian tribes, there is one general fact to consider: The California ranching culture, the California vaquero's way of riding and training a horse and of working cattle was omnipresent along the whole Pacific slope and the dominant influence there.
And the California vaquero took them wherever he went - into Nevada, Utah, and definitely into Oregon. Most of the stories told are set in the second half of the 19th century, and the early 20th century.
These migrations of cattle account for the slick Visalia saddle trees and rawhide reatas one finds in use on Nevada and Oregon ranches.
One of the other ranches owned by the same company would send horses to supply the amount required for each man's string.
It was not long after the missions were founded that Tejonenos had learned the value of the animal (the horse) and had become expert in stealing them. There are Spanish mines in the Camp Creek area, as well as the remains of a rock fort near the mines. Camp Creek is perhaps 100 miles from Beatys Butte (where the original horses were gathered that became the nucleus of the Kiger herd). This is to question the dates given by some authors as to when the various Indians had acquired the horse, as well as the numbers given in other reports, the logic being it being that there couldn't have been many horses in a given area if hardly any were sighted during a trip of several weeks across the wilderness.
It is remarkable that the Kigers so far are the only mustang population with individuals of the A3 mtDNA pattern, which is found in about half of today's Lusitanos and Andalusians. Much has been written and even more has been said and rumored about the Kigers' history that is simply wrong. It happened at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference last year when we first saw Ariana Gillis, and it happens over and over, every time we see her. Ariana took piano lessons when she was young and didna€™t become interested in guitar until she got one when she was 12. When I mentioned that I found her to be a lot like Josh Ritter in her imaginative storytelling, she verified that observation, saying a€?I like it that he [Josh] tries to intertwine another story with a love songa€¦ it makes it more interesting. When Ariana was around 13, her father would take her with him when he was playing certain gigs, especially ones that hea€™d booked himself. David started calling around asking bookers for venues to let Ariana open for artists theya€™d already booked. These soul-defining experiences are the catalyst that affects the skewed stories she is compelled to tell. She got a publicist who helped her introduce her CD, getting radio airplay even before it was officially released, and who helped her get bookings a€” and they were exclusively her gigs. Wea€™re used to it now, but it hasna€™t lost that sense of a treasured combination of father-daughter bonding in such an exalted endeavor a€” the making of music. He's gone too far, and if he should forget to strap on his parachute, nothing can save him and he will certainly plummet to a frightening death.
When I confess them, God not only forgives me but He also miraculously cleanses me from all unrighteousness. Thus, any sin that I do not confess is unpardonable until I confess it, because forgiveness always follows confession. God says that those who refuse to receive the truth and conviction brought by the Holy Spirit will (after the Spirit departs from them) receive a strong delusion to believe that error is truth. Those who make Jesus the Lord and Ruler of their lives are promised the miracles of Jesus that will see them safely through to His eternal kingdom. Our loving desire is that you have been led into the presence of Jesus and have experienced a fantastic new relationship with Him. We get to know Him as a friend when we commune with Him daily, follow Him gladly, and freely share with Him our joys and sorrows as with an earthly friend. Even more important, he is affirming that the Holy Spirit of Christ can be grieved away by my rejection of His loving appeals.
And the founders of these registries selected their horses based on whatever standards they believed in a€“ nothing scientific, nothing proven, some of it definetely wrong. There are some hints, and even some facts, but everything remains very sketchy, and usually unreliable.
This caused a lot of envy among admirers of other herds, and also breeders within existing mustangs registries. The Kigers are clearly the most uniform wild herd in existence today, or at least they were until not too long ago, because the management of the Kiger HMA by the BLM hasn't been favorable toward a homogenous type.
Well-meant efforts to document a Spanish history for the Sulphurs have focused on the Santa Fe trail, and on Indian raids into California. The time when any relevant historical facts were recorded began about 100 or 150 years ago, and by then expeditions, trappers, settlers, and soldiers had made their way west, and horses from the East which were mostly of non-Spanish derivation had been introduced to the wild herds. This culture reached up into Oregon and Washington, and to adegree even into British Columbia and Alberta, as well as into Nevada, Arizona and Utah. To this day, western horsemanship in Oregon is identical to that in California, and it's similar in Nevada.
The following quotations are evidence not only about California's mustangs, but also give some examples of how ranches in California and Oregon and Nevada exchanged horses. However, I personally think it's entirely possible for plenty of wild horses to have existed in the general region where such a trip was made, without being seen at all. Iberian ancestry in Oregon may have derived from wild horse migration and Indian activities in the area, as well as directly through Spaniards, and cattle drives and ranching activities later.
We find ourselves wondering, a€?Just how good can she get?a€? Her powerful voice, soaring through the high registers, suggests the pinnacle is not yet in sight. During that time she thought shea€™d overcome it, but had to retreat to bed as it hadna€™t really gone away. She played recordings of her original work for the interviewer and, highly impressed, he advised her not to attend school, but to stick with her own work. Sometime soon after that six-month period, Ariana was in the studio doing the vocals for her first full CD. We learn from her bio that: a€?David Marsh played the track, a€?John and the Monstera€™ to his radio audience a€” one response was a phone call from an enthusiastic listener who wanted to know more about the unusual song, and the singer. John, dying of a brain tumor rows out to the middle of the lake and coaxes the monster out of hiding.
We have all these dreamsa€¦ but it slowly starts to disintegrate in front of us and we wonder, what happened to my shiny dream?a€? Ita€™s difficult to express here, its sound and the way it packs such an emotional wallop.
God is waiting and ready to forgive me for any and every sin I may commit (Psalms 86:5), but only if I confess and forsake it. As I ignore the Holy Spirit and continue in sin, I pour water on the fire of the Holy Spirit. Jesus will then doubtless remind them of that crucial time in their lives when the Holy Spirit brought new truth and conviction. He--the King of kings, the Saviour of the world--takes time from superintending the universe to come to you and me for regular loving visits and friendly, caring guidance and counsel. We hope that you will walk closer to the Master every day and will soon join that joyous group who will be translated into His blessed kingdom at His appearing.
The Holy Spirit also has a different effect upon our hearts depending upon how we relate to His pleadings.
He was teaching truth and supporting it from the Old Testament, which was the Scriptures then available. Jesus is pointing out that when we understand what the Holy Spirit is asking us to do regarding some new light from the Scripture, we must act at once. As a courtship can be ended forever by the repeated refusal of one party to the other's wooing, so our relationship with the Holy Spirit can end permanently by our persistent refusal to respond to His loving appeals. They had the best intentions, however, and along with many questionable ones they managed to save some sure-enough special horses which we are all grateful for.
And even if actually more particulars were handed down through the generations in a given region, that wouldn't necessarily make the horses of that region more Spanish. So from then on, it was no longer a given that wild horses were necessarily of Spanish lineage. Many horses were driven across the Sierras to eventually come into the hands of tribesmen in the far North.
There were not really any 'settlements', because their only reason for being here was to obtain gold. One must consider the vast expanses the horses roamed in, and that they were probably as wild and shy as so many deer or jackrabbits.
Likewise, her song-stories, fed by a keen mind open to both reality and parables of fantasy, spark a wonder in us. Catherine until Ariana was a year old, then moved further west to Vineland a€” about an hour south of Toronto.
She also took music lessons in high school, studying oboe and upright bass and drums a€” and still wants to learn trumpet. More often than not, it would be Ariana and a girlfriend whoa€™d do a cover song, something that the student body could relate to and that reflected the sermon that day.


David would also perform at an annual Christmas show and would have Ariana perform as well. She slept in an upright position to keep breathing, waking up every hour, each night, coughing from the fluid in her lungs.
The mystery caller was Elton Johna€™s lyricist and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.a€? Thata€™s quite a connection a€” and one hell of a quote that came out of it.
The darkness that comes from a persistent and final refusal to follow light is the result of rejecting the Spirit, and it leaves me without hope. He knew that only the Holy Spirit could lead him to repentance and restoration, and he trembled at the thought of becoming deaf to His voice. What folly, what an unbelievable calamity, that we should ever be too busy or too disinterested to form a warm, loving, lasting friendship with Jesus.
Terrible Danger of Resisting the Holy SpiritResisting the Holy Spirit is terribly dangerous because it so easily leads to rejection of the Holy Spirit, which is the sin God can never forgive. What's tragic is that these special horses have been crossed on atypical horses indiscriminately - not on purpose, but out of ignorance. All that could, but will not be, disputed here, but what's not right is to deny the same for the Kigers.
And nobody ought to entertain the idea that any Indian would have missed out on an opportunity to get his hands on a nice horse because he didn't consider it "Spanish"!
There is some evidence that the Spanish had expeditions as far as Canada and that the Indians (Shoshone) ended the Spanish occupation here, maybe about 1600. One can today even drive all day across America in a car, through states that are home to thousands of deer, or elk, seeing but a few, or maybe even none at all.
At the songa€™s end, the captured monster is dying, so John, sacrificing himself, sets him free, becomes sick again and perishes. Likewise, a person can condition himself to not hear an alarm clock ring by repeatedly shutting it off and not getting up.
The Bible tells us in another place that God finally left Ephraim alone because he was joined to his idols (Hosea 4:17) and would not listen to the Spirit. Don't quench the fire of the Holy Spirit by repeatedly refusing to heed the Spirit's voice. Nor do they obey Him.a€?a€?Jesus Clears the Aira€?Jesus says that true assurance is only for those who do His Father's will.
They have embraced a theology of salvation in sin or salvation by works--neither of which needs Jesus.
Nor do they obey Him.Jesus Clears the AirJesus says that true assurance is only for those who do His Father's will. Both, Juan Losada and George Leon of the Tejon Rancheria have told of Blackfeet raiding in the San Joaquin.
The last conflict between the Indians and Spanish was supposed to have been near the north end of the Steens Mountains.
He would constantly stop to play his guitar sitting nearby and finally gave up the piano and just stuck with the guitar.
He wanted me to get better.a€? She said that shea€™d often co-opt Patty Griffin material and turn it into something of her own. Since the Holy Spirit is the only agency given to bring me conviction, if I permanently reject Him, my case is thereafter hopeless.
The day finally comes when the alarm goes off and he does not hear it.a€?a€?Don't Shut Off the Holy Spirita€?So it is with the Holy Spirit. If the fire goes out, I have passed the point of no return.a€?a€?Any Sin Can Quench the Firea€?Any unconfessed or unforsaken sin can ultimately snuff out the fire of the Holy Spirit. But the Bible also speaks of God hardening his heart because God's Holy Spirit kept pleading with Pharaoh. The day finally comes when the alarm goes off and he does not hear it.Don't Shut Off the Holy SpiritSo it is with the Holy Spirit.
If the fire goes out, I have passed the point of no return.Any Sin Can Quench the FireAny unconfessed or unforsaken sin can ultimately snuff out the fire of the Holy Spirit. He called them the 'Orianna mustangs' and said that if any of the duns were left that they would be found on Beatys Butte. David created his own arrangements of songs and eventually competed in the annual United States championship contest in Winfield, Kan.
My grandparents the Walter Sealeys lived just two blocks from downtown in a home on Main St.
This subject is so important that God illustrates and explains it many different ways in Scripture. It became unpardonable only because Judas refused to listen to the Holy Spirit and confess his sin of covetousness.
The most tragic thing that can happen to any person is for God to have to turn away and leave him alone.
Hence, He explains that He did not really get acquainted with them or know them as His personal friends.
I asked him why, and he said that there were no fences there and the terrain was so rocky you couldn't get to the area with a saddle horse.
Even though her illness left her debilitated, she still managed to graduate from high school and made the honor roll. When that day comes, the Spirit sadly turns away from me because I have become deaf to His pleadings.
Had Pharaoh listened, his heart would have softened as the sun softens wax.a€?a€?Judas and Petera€?Christ's disciples Judas and Peter demonstrated this same principle.
If we commit to do Jesus' will and follow where He leads, He promises that He will help us discern truth from error (John 7:17).
Had Pharaoh listened, his heart would have softened as the sun softens wax.Judas and PeterChrist's disciples Judas and Peter demonstrated this same principle. I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. He had a small career going when he was younger but gave it up and decided to help Ariana when he saw how talented she was.
We put some of them on Riddle Mountain and some in the East Kiger Herd Management Area, after cleaning the horses out of the East Kiger HMA. For a clear and penetrating answer, yet also full of hope, take a few minutes with this fascinating Study Guide. 15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful.
Sealey Bldg.- still standing!) I was raised in Alachua, coming to school in 1942 (3rd grade) and remaining there until 1952 when I graduated.
Lucifer could have been pardoned and cleansed, but he refused to listen until he could no longer hear the Spirit's voice.a€?a€?C. Lucifer could have been pardoned and cleansed, but he refused to listen until he could no longer hear the Spirit's voice.C. Refusal to obey the Holy Spirit's voice in any area pours water on the fire of the Holy Spirit. They were convinced repeatedly with deep, heartfelt conviction that Jesus was the Messiah--the Son of the living God of heaven. What wonderful memories I will always cherish from my hometown! ?My husband bought our first car when we married in 1957, from Bill Enneis.?Thigpen's Drug Store was on the corner of Main Street. It will lead people to heaven's judgment bar, feeling certain they are saved when they are, in fact, lost (Proverbs 16:25). 8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs. Then one day, after another great miracle by Jesus, the Pharisees told the multitude that Jesus received His power from the devil.
He was truly repentant and later became one of the greatest preachers in the apostolic church. Christ at once told them that attributing His miracle-working power to the devil indicated they had passed the point of no return and had blasphemed the Holy Ghost. Please read Zechariah 7:12, 13 for God's sobering warning about hardening our hearts against hearing and obeying His Spirit's pleadings.
But they refused until they were stone deaf to the Holy Spirit and could no longer be reached. I Cannot Choose the ConsequencesWhen the Spirit makes His appeal, I can choose to respond or refuse, but I cannot choose the consequences.
I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner.
The Holy Spirit will seal, or mark, me in the forehead as a child of God (Revelation 7:2, 3), and thus assure me of a place in God's heavenly kingdom. I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping. He also sold tickets to ride the train to Wiliford, Bell, Curtis and Wannee to the west of Alachua, and to LaCross, Brooker, Sampson City, and Starke to the east of Alachua.
If I persistently refuse to respond, I will grieve the Holy Spirit away and He will leave me forever, thus sealing my doom. I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it. I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered.
Waters family, was the agent at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) across the street, both depots were on the south end of town. I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed.
Highway 441 ran through Alachua on main street; the by-pass and overpass was not built until the forties. He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom.
Formerly there had been a big cotton farming operation in the area supporting two cotton gins. One gin was in the middle of town on a spur railroad track of the SAL and one on the south end of town on SAL's mainline. In general ,however, because the "Main stay'* of the economy of the community was farming, the area did not suffer as much as other areas.
It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm. Little happened during the week; school, church, gardening, cleaning yards and a few social club meetings.
What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm. There was visiting with friends, getting haircuts and other amenities of life that you hadn't done in weeks or months.
Most businesses closed at 5 - 6 O'clock, but grocery stores stayed open until 8-10 O'clock. Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. The Four H Club, sponsored by the school and County Agent, was a big influence in the community.
Occasionally a theatrical company would come to town and help the community put on a production of some kind. Among the other things you did for entertainment or diversion was to go to Gainesville to see the movies. There were two theaters in Gainesville; the Florida Theater on University Avenue and the Ritz (Or Lyric) Theater near the post office.
One of the cool things about going to tlie movies in Gainesville; they were air conditioned.
Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self. We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people.
Ehjring hot weather you would go to Poe Springs, a few miles west of High Springs for swimming and a picnic or to Blue Springs, which was a little further west. With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love. The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves.
It was located just west of present day I - 75 on the south side of Millhopper Road to Gainesville. The east-west passage was the largest From the west entrance you went east down a gradual slope for 30 to 50 feet. Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men. When you got to the bottom and center of the cross, you could see an extension to the north that extended 30 to 40 feet. They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text). Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation. Several university students were injured exploring the cave and rumor has it that possibly one or more may have died as a result of dare-devil climbing. As the participation in WWII grew in scope and activities the depression ended and the good times returned. C.
Frankly, it's been only out of respect for my parents that I never legally changed my name. Okay, with that behind us, let's see what my dad, at the age of 97, now recalls about the old days in Alachua.
From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. His station was at the southernmost rail line running by Copeland Sausage Company and Ennis Motor Company. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups. Leland manned the Seaboard station just a few yards from Papa Waters' Coastline station on the south end of town. Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate. David manned another Coastlme station, known as "East Alachua," which was located up by the current location of US 441. People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters.
The old road tfiat comes in under the railroad overpass and then turns north at Main Street was the original US 441 .
People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations.
If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back. Passengers traveling to High Springs would disembark in Alachua and look for other transportation to High Springs.
As results were telegraphed in, he would give them to my dad (Beb), who would "run" them to City Hall, where a large board displayed the latest election information. The center of town in those early days was just north of the Seaboard tracks, on the southern end of Main Street, as I think of it today. Mott's blacksmith shop was just up the street from the barber shop of Willie Cauthen (Hal's dad). One of tfie hotels, The Hawkins House, later named the Skirvin Hotel, was just south of the southernmost railroad tracks.
Large bowls and platters of meats, potatoes, vegetables and breads were placed on the tables and the guests would pass them around just like at a large family gathering. I recall one summer when Dad and I were "batching" and he and I ate there quite often. Living in town, we enjoyed the convenience of regular home delivery of the block of ice needed to keep food in the box cool. The old man who delivered the ice was named Lige, but I don't recall the name of the horse that pulled the wagon. The best-known train that ran through town was named "Peggy." Peggy was a Seaboard train that ran from Staike through Bell to Wannee, where the train would turn around and retrace its route.
I recall a story that now escapes Dad's memoiy about what his mom and the other Waters mothers would do from time to time when the kids got under foot.
Since all three moms in the Waters clan had access to the railroad, they could use "Peggy" to occupy the kids for a few hours.
Simply put the kids on the train when it arrived from Starke, and they would be out of the way for a few hours while riding down to Wannee and back. I remember at least one occasion when my cousins Larry, Johnny Dampier, Lano (Delano), maybe Clara Nell, and I made that trip.
Since all the "big boys" (older cousins) got off during the temporary stop, of course I did too. As the runt of the lot, I was the last to grab for the hand rail when the train started moving, and I almost had a very long walk back to Alachua.


Other entertainment for Waters boys: Ventures into Warren*s Cave were treacherous in Dad's day.
He says they had no flashlights, so they took "fat pine" sticks to light up, once they were deep enough to need a light source. Dad recalls one occasion when the circus was in town and some of the horses got loose just as a train was passing though. It was an outdoor theater composed of a billboard-type screen and rows of logs for the audience to use for seating. The show was located in a vacant lot on the east side of Main Street, approximately one block south of the main downtown intersection, where the First National Bank was located for many years. Marbles were a lot less expensive than the electronic devices kids have for entertainment today. So was everything else! Bland Horse Races 1944  By Kent Doke:The Bland horse races actually started in Haynesworth in the summer of 1944 when Paul Emery and I raced our horses on the straight graded road North of Hollingsworth. I had borrowed an English saddle to race with and when we jumped off, the right stirrup leather came off the safety catch and was dragging. I couldn't get it off my foot and was afraid the horse would step on it and drag me off I always claimed that was why I lost the race and it was why I rode bareback in all the races to follow. Somehow Jessie Shaw got involved and we started having horse races in Bland every Wednesday afternoon after school. The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam. At that time people not in the service were making more money than they had ever made in their life. It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings. No cars were being made during the war so people rode with each other to the nearest entertainment.
What is now County Highway 241 that runs out from Alachua to the Santa Fe River was at that time a seldom graded road. The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. In the late thirties and early forties this new road was being cut using only mules and convict labor. I still remember the guards with shotguns loaded with buckshot guarding the prisoners as they drove the two mule teams pulling small drag buckets of dirt. Jessie really got into the racing; he would grade one quarter mile of the road using a tractor and a grader he bought.
He cut the fence so cars could be parked on the West side of the road and, at it's peak, we would have about 250 people out to see the races. I raced my own horse, The Santa Fe River Ranch entered a horse, Jessie raced a horse, Roy Ceilon, J.
Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. Once George Duke brought a race horse and jockey with a jockey saddle in to race against Roy's horse.
We were very lucky to win that race and did so only because the jockey couldn't control the horse at the start. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running. He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season. He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict.
About fifty years after the races had stopped I asked Roy how much he thought was bet on those races and he said probably about twenty five hundred dollars.
Also about fifty years later I was introduced to an old lawyer in Gainesville who asked me if I had ever ridden horses in the Bland Races. The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways. Makes me feel good, even now. Aiachua High School Memories  Charles Beverly (Beb) Waters Class of 1930 The Alachua Indians played football on a field that was right next to the school rather than down the hill from the grammar school.
The offense was the Notre Dame Box, The quarterback lined up about four feet behind the center and had a fullback lined up a few feet behind him. The other two halfbacks were lined up on their left (or right), stacked one behind the other to form a square box.
The QB would take a direct snap and then hand off to one of the backs or drop back to pass. And yes, we wore leather helmets and had drab brown canvas pants; and the jerseys were whatever you could find and had no numbers. Alachua didn't have a good punter, so Marion Pearson would try to throw a long Interception rather than try a weak punt. The Big Rival was the High Springs Sandspurs, at least until around 1929 when we had "the Big Fight" playing in High Springs, The referee that night was a prominent High Springs doctor (Whitlock?), maybe even the mayor. A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time.
Emotions were running high, and an intense argument between players, coaches and the referee ended in a Big Fight when Jessie Shaw knocked the referee out cold and the townspeople charged the field. I prudently ran for the car.
As a result of the fight, the teams didn't play each other again for a number of years (20?).
School buses couldn't be used for game trips, so townspeople would drive the players, Barney Cato was a rural mail carrier and had a son on the squad.
Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ.
The school buses back then were Model A trucks with a row of seats down each side and a bench down the middle. Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?.
You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ. However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart. This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good. Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you. Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience. A long one story building was in its' place containing eight classrooms and a big auditorium.
I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future.
If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better.
One big event of that year was a class play about the Pilgrims Thanksgiving and with the Indians. And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them. One day a student walked behind her, on the way to the restroom, and kicked the chair out from under Miss.
His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers.
We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it. I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms. Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth.
Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals.
I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation.
I had to wear glasses beginning in the seventh gi'ade, so did not participate in sports much. It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done.
Perhaps the biggest event in our High School lives was the Junior and Senior theatrical productions.
So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship.
The Junior class play was usually produced in the fall and the Senior class play in the spring. Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god.
Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother.
That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself. Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped. If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment. Wq were excused from classes to climb into a ton and a half truck to go load scrape iron from some garage or farm. People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible). The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father? People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment. Som.eone asked her a question and she answered, "just a minute, I have the answer right here in my drawers". God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on.
So, if you could manage to leave the Supply room unlocked, you then had to find a classroom window unlocked.
In closing I have always told anyone who asked, my years at A H S was comparable to the Tom Sawyer story. The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit.
We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults. He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people.
That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦.
Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to). Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith?
One gin was in the middle of town on a spur railroad track of the SAL and one on the south end of town on SAL's mainline.
There was visiting with friends, getting haircuts and other amenities of life that you hadn't done in weeks or months. Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment. Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person. Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment. If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow. A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?. A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010. Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude.
Frankly, it's been only out of respect for my parents that I never legally changed my name. Okay, with that behind us, let's see what my dad, at the age of 97, now recalls about the old days in Alachua. To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Leland manned the Seaboard station just a few yards from Papa Waters' Coastline station on the south end of town. He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached. Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too. Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God.
They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work.
I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him. I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? The old man who delivered the ice was named Lige, but I don't recall the name of the horse that pulled the wagon.
I recall a story that now escapes Dad's memoiy about what his mom and the other Waters mothers would do from time to time when the kids got under foot. Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally. I couldn't get it off my foot and was afraid the horse would step on it and drag me off I always claimed that was why I lost the race and it was why I rode bareback in all the races to follow. They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well.
I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB). The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians. He cut the fence so cars could be parked on the West side of the road and, at it's peak, we would have about 250 people out to see the races.
Once George Duke brought a race horse and jockey with a jockey saddle in to race against Roy's horse.
We were very lucky to win that race and did so only because the jockey couldn't control the horse at the start. Alachua didn't have a good punter, so Marion Pearson would try to throw a long Interception rather than try a weak punt. As a result of the fight, the teams didn't play each other again for a number of years (20?). School buses couldn't be used for game trips, so townspeople would drive the players, Barney Cato was a rural mail carrier and had a son on the squad. A long one story building was in its' place containing eight classrooms and a big auditorium.
I had to wear glasses beginning in the seventh gi'ade, so did not participate in sports much.



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