What is a "tiehacker"?

"Tiehacker" is a term originating in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri. It referred to a class of people from WAY back in the hills that made a living cutting trees into ties for the railroad. I first heard the term from my wife shortly after we married. I had been working outside all day and was dirty and stinky. She had learned it from her father, and thought it just meant "a bum". Never having heard it before, I looked it up. Although I am not really a bum, I thought it was interesting, and I do have a life-long love affair going with the Ozark hills, so ... there you have it!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Just a short note ...

I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a couple of days, but I've been kinda busy. Putting in a lot of overtime at work, stuff like that.

One thing of note. I've posted a couple of times about Roy Bennett's obituary. Originally, that began as a random obit for my Monroe County genealogical website. But as I've been researching his family connections, I was a bit astonished to find out that his wife is a 2nd cousin of the Debster. So it really is a small world!

More to come soon, on the genealogy and gardening and other stuff.

God bless
Ron

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