Sunday, December 8, 2013
Samples--but she works in sets.
John Tindall Obituary
John Benton Tindall - SAVANNAH - John Benton Tindall, Jr., 81, died on December 5th, 2013. Ben was the son of John Benton Tindall of Water Valley, Mississippi, and Anna Karin Andersen Tindall of Northport, New York. He departed life from his adopted home of Savannah, Georgia, where he retired to Skidaway Island with his wife, Becca. Ben was a proud graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, class of 1956, and honorably served his country for 2 2 years. He has always been an integral part of the Long Grey Line and will continue to be throughout eternity. He was a pilot and a professor of Mathematics at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his Master's Degree in Mathematics at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Operations Research in 1972. Upon retiring from the military in 1977, Ben continued to contribute to advanced technologies with RCA, ITT, and ARS of Arlington, Virginia. Ben was also an accomplished artist in the making of Tiffany style lamps and produced a large collection. He had a passion for his family and their genealogical roots. Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Becca, their three children and their spouses: Erica Rollings (Robert); John Benton Tindall III (Cindy); and Paul Tindall (Josie). His wonderful grandchildren are Henry Rollings and Jackson Rollings of Savannah and Bergen Tindall and Dana Tindall of Durham, Pennsylvania. Services for Ben will be private. If desired, please donate to the American Diabetes Association or the West Point Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996. .
Savannah Morning News on Dec. 8, 2013
Photograph: Ben, Becca, Heddy, Hershel-- 2007
This last half year I accumulated many great stories I will never get to tell him. I'll miss him the rest of my life.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
I keep finding more ancestors who were fined for "fornication" in Colonial Virginia. They were Quakers who could not marry in the Anglican Church but could make "pennance" [sic] by paying up whenever the local authorities decided they had a little cash ahead. How could I have ended up so mild-mannered and non-confrontational?
Friday, November 29, 2013
I believe the view is toward Mt. Greylock looking north north west from atop the ridge which extends from Dalton to Cheshire. I’d say the vantage point would be somewhere east of Rt. 8 above the present day Petricca concrete structures plant. That long body of water is Cheshire Lake (a.k.a. Cheshire Reservoir). That view is not available today since what was pasture in 1905 is now pretty dense woods.
So says my resource friend Ruth's resource friend Bob D. People who know their stuff are treasures.
Bob kept gnawing at this:
Bob kept gnawing at this:
By the way, I used Google Maps to more accurately determine the sight line to Greylock in that photograph. My earlier assessment was accurate; but I can now say with some certainty that the site was from a point on the hill rather nearby here. That hill site is known locally as “The Boulders” for some neat glacier-carved rock outcroppings on top. It is still owned by Crane & Co; I expect that inviting meadow was a popular picnic spot in 1905. It is wooded now, but it might be possible to see some of that view in winter, after the leaves have fallen off the hardwoods there.