The tracery of thought.

It was here,  long ago, when I was young and Daisy and me lived in this house. A lifetime ago. Siblings we so close and warm against the embers of that same fire in the sitting room.  No longer is it there against the wall as then. It flickering flames just memory.

Blue ribbons and frilly dresses for Daisy and me but Eric a wooden soldier for him to think of father. He played with it until all paint peeled off. I pass on trough the rooms searching.

Tunes played by Mother filled the air with sounds. The piano has gone but I can still hear it faintly ,dancing in my head. Happy we that summer then all fell apart when dear father was called to service of war. September 3rd 1914. So long ago.

It was here ,in this little window across to the park railings that once held the roses from the pond. The ducks all gone. Such memories of sad longing as Daisy fell ill, with worry no doubt.

Mother had us making socks for the soldiers in this little kitchen, all wool and knitting needles. No real laughter but we tried to be normal. Daisy against the fire huddled in blankets but still smiling through tears.

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I recall the news when the few returned all broken and bent from the front. Years of waiting now; the telegram. We wept so long and weary. Father was killed one hour before they called an end to war. No one knew where he lay. Mother fell ill and soon we ,Daisy and me stood in the snow as they lowered dear mother down in the wet sucking earth of our church yard, just a short walk from this door. I stand colder than ice near that church door no reason just had too it seems. I have no way of knowing why it keeps happening to me. I am not part of those behind the curtain now. The light is drawing me nearer. It happening again I will be leaving i feel it all through me, im not wanted.

TACA-1906-family.jpg I came back, I think only to find father, lost as he is. Mud fields have no sign of him they told us all.  I must go. For it is cold in the  grave I lay within without us all together again.

 

Short story this time.

Best wishes Sir Kevin.

Copyright Kevin Parr Bt 2017 for today 24th August 2019

 

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The Wreck of the steam ship Brother Johnathon and treasure it held.

A paddle steam ship with 244 passengers and crew embarked from San Francisco on route to Portland but not on happy terms as it seems the captain suggested his ship was over laden. Vanderbilt owned both the ship and the cargo hidden in its hold. It is said that the captain was told he could go home with loss of employ or sail to Portland and deliver the cargo. In that hold sat gold coinage in wooded boxes well secured. This gold was to pay the Indian tribes for land. It was a heavy load and filled the hold.

 

The sea was a milk pond and no problem was it for progress to be made. That was until they reached the position of a freak storm with waves 30 foot high crashing against the timbers of the boat.. The captain was just two miles off port but decided to turn the Brother Johnathon about and head back to the place they came from. We have it that he had had enough of his command and saw it as Gods justice he was in peril for being so over weight in water. The last wave hit the deck tipped the vessel over .Only 19 passengers survived as the ship sank fast down into the grimy billows. The ships wheel and broken life boats came to shore and no rescue could be made with any result. The date 30th July 1865.

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For 128 years it lay in the fathoms yet no sign did they find of her. In 1993 treasure hunters discovered the remains of a paddle from that steamer some 3 miles across the sea bed. She had drifted so far from the sinking that no one was sure it was the right ship. In the cracked open hold they soon found gold. Over 1200 coins worth then over a few million dollars. Search was on for all the boxes and coins if not for then the Government interfered claiming ownership. Salvage rights flouted and mass war developed between treasure hunters and Government officials. Undignified act of fight suggested a news paper report in California.

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All this was news but one crab fisher had a load of gold coins exactly of same minted issue as was on the ship. He said in 1930 he was crab netting off coast and in one cage came up a leather valet case full of coins all gold and shiny.

It is hard to believe as leather will not survive in deep salt water for over 70 years. Something is not right about his story. However he had a lot of coins stored in a big demi jar. It was not admitted that he had sold some but antique dealers checked by police seem to have sold at least 20 coins to collectors. Coins led back to this man. How he came by this coinage is anyone guess. He could have found wood on the surface and dived to bring up more than he was telling of. He was an old man when interviewed and claimed he had forgotten the exact spot he collected the coins.

For years the treasure that came up was argued over so much of that gold may still be in the shifting sands of the sea bed. Thousands came to search making it a gold rush in fact.

No sign of any bodies of men women or children came to light as the sea had devoured them.

A paddle steamer was not really sea worthy as rivers are the natural abode of a craft such as this. . Vanderbilt was so rich he could have used a larger vessel but he risked the lives of all just to buy land for Government to build a city. His Captain was a sea man who knew too well the risk of over laden ships. The freak storm may have been the wrath of God as no real nature could bring on such high rolling seas just off California and border with Oregon with waves 30 feet high that came up in seconds to carry a ship down to the sea bed. But then would God sacrifice so many lives just to scold a rich man. No,perhaps not. So there must be some other explanation to sort this out. The survivors told of calm sea then up came the waves like boiled milk and waves over the funnels of the ship as 30-40 foot high took the ship down quickly. The life boats crashed to the water hit the ship turning it  upside down and many sank with it. She ,treasure fixed, people screaming vanished beneath the waves

Must have been a terrible loss to the  families of those who perished.

So these are the facts and record of some billions in gold coinage that may be too difficult to raise what remains hidden. Will we ever know how much is down there? One day some one with the right tools and need will raise what is left of the Brother Johnathon for the world to know just what went on with Government dealings  back then as now underhand and secret until something goes wrong.

Thank you for being with me on this, Yours Sir Kevin.

 

copyright 2019 Kevin Parr Bt

The man in the Iron mask.

Perhaps one should not expect the truth from TV historic plays and series that at first glance look the real period. Then the scriptwriters start the lies. Why ,when real fact is far stranger than fiction in most cases.

I allude to Versailles with the great George Blagdon as King Louis XIV and his brother who is driven mad by seeing the man in the iron mask. Pure fiction by the writers of this moving series. As with the movie staring De Caprio.

Leonardo DiCaprio In 'The Man In The Iron Mask'

Voltiere wrote the first book on this character we know was fiction but he wrote it long after Louis death in 1715 .It was published in 1771 and was picked up fast as legend. Other works came on later as the man in the iron mask. Alexandre Dumas who wrote the fictional tale of three Royalist soldiers called the musketeers. One epic tale that stirs the reader into the pages one by one of that said period. A great novel written by a black man who had a famous father who was hailed the best army General in France.  Musketeers did nit ride about on fine horses they were foot troops carrying the fisrt real rifle in history over a shoulder and the big iron rest for the leveling of the fire arm in the other.Around waist and the other shoulder came the belts of balls and powder. A taper of tallow burned in the hat band for igniting the fire box to shot the weapon. A musket man was a slow moving front line soldier. How ever he also caught on to Volieres tale of this prisoner who Dumas now added Royal blood and off it ran as best seller.

Sad to say this man existed but not in the way of this tale. He was a racketeer rebel who had committed a series of crimes against Italian nobility. He was tried in 1669 and jailed in Pignerol Fortress in Italy. His jailer one Saint -Mars. This prisoner of the state was moved about a bit owing to information of jail break. He was covered in a leather mask to his head with buckled and locked so no one could get it off him only by the keys that Saint- Mars left in safe places. If this man did go as said to prison in France it was not for long so cant see why he was sifted over the borders. We just dont know as no real record says why. This now started the rush to legend status for many French writers who jumped on the band wagon.

This prisoner did not wear the mask in his cell only placed on him when moved to another cell or floor as he died in 34 years of serving his sentence in Pignerol  Italy and on his grave his name is recorded as Eustache Dauger ?

The rest goes on in fiction that he was the bastard son of King Louis who had many bastard children so why keep one in prison. Then he was First born son of Louis  mother. Then he was the real King of France but in fact all the time he really was just a criminal called Eustache Dauger that caused so many to believe so many stories and that my friends is how legends and Urban myths start rolling.

I do not think Versailles will be my thing from now on as in Vikings the same no fact and two centuries added as one. Deeds attributed to other men and to a real historian it becomes offensive as we know many will believe it all as fact , why ,because its on the tv. It must be right. Then it is not as I make my point.

One hopes this will help you look deeper into what is said for if you like me want only truth then this article is right up your street.

God bless ,Sir Kevin at your service.

Copywrite Kevin Parr Bt 2019

Thomas Jefferson and the new Bible.

The fourth President had a big secret in his desk all the time. In spare time he cut of passages in the Bible with a sharp knife. Taking great care not to mark or stain the pages he never the less removed over 12 years all information about Christ as son of God. All miracle went in the waste paper bin All Pauls preaching too. For Thomas this was his idea of who Jesus was , just a man who preached to the crowds .He did not belief that he died on a cross nor that he rose up to heaven after first appearing to many.

What is remarkable to me is this was 170 years ago  and no one had checked that deep into Roman and Jewish records before the 1900s . He was so far ahead of the peoples he led as President. He could not risk this book being read or even seen for destroying a holy bible with a blade was heresy by the Church and a crime to the many billions of Christians around the world. For President of America to be a non believer would have seen Thomas dead.  He knew this and that book was under lock and key and worked on only in secret.  It was discovered many years beyond his death anyway.

For many who believe in Jesus as son of God Ill say this, we are all sons and daughters of God who made us. The fact that no historic proof exists that Jesus even existed makes it harder for Thomas or myself to come to trust, the word of Paul, as suspect. The fact that Jesus lived in the time of Nero according to Paul and his scribes who became the first followers some 50 years after the so called death of Jesus is amazing as we know the names only owing to Paul employing them as scribes to write at dictation and from the cult of Mythras and words of Paul the new church faith.

We look at the first world record of population count that all subjects had to sign and date against birth dates from the Emperor Augustus some 40 years beyond Mary on the donkey and Joseph and the stable. What were they doing there as no census existed then.  We look at Pliny the Younger who worked for the Roman army as traveling historian at the time Paul says Jesus existed. With all his followers one would think Pliny would know and mention the moment Jesus came before Pilot in the office above Horse Guards set in the Western wall of Jerusalem city.

Well! he did but he mentions Jesus Barabus. A criminal and rapist and  was passed over from the San Hedron Jewish elders council to be judged by Rome. The man was released by the will of the crowd on the feast of the Passover. Nothing else, no Jesus and Barabus.

I have stood on that stone ledge in what was Pontious Pilots office and although he was small at 5 foot 3 inch that ledge could not have held three men his size as at nearly six foot it was all I could do to stand alone on it allowed by my guide for one photo of Herrods Palace.

Thomas Jefferson was a clever man a good living soul and he was right about it all.

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God told us put no idle before me but that did not stop Paul or Saul of Tartus as he was in truth. He wanted cash in preaching and all hated him.He was called Paul the liar in his own life time. When ship wrecked off coast of Malta the population refused to aid him and for him to drown. He made the shore that day later bedraggled and even today it is named by the church they created as saint Pauls Bay.

To me Paul was a preacher with his own theme .A bit like Billy Graham who made 16 million dollars before he died. Paul was murdered for his purse owning to an argument over Jesus.

The Jew who abandoned his people to be Roman for the pension was a greedy man with instinct to make his life richer. The Vatican still works on that idea.

I was born christened and a chorister in church aged 6 to 11. I loved it all took Jesus in depth as my savior. History was and is my love and so growing into manhood I just had to know and worked hard to find in the Holy land where it was said to have happened. Sadly I learned the truth that I had been conned by expert liars. I was coming down the Via Dolerosa and below me hundreds of boys and young men some walking with palm leaves, some riding on donkeys, all dressed in white. I asked my guide what this was about she told me happens every Palm Sunday as tradition from long before Jesus time. All boys try to be the Christ ,the leader promised to come to lead us against our enemies.

So it happens even now as the true leader  the Jews have never found.

The steps they call the way of the cross are some two hundred years younger than Jesus time and are the work in part of that old Roman wall and the 1127 church made by Templar over what they claimed was the tomb of Christ. The Church of the Holy Crypt.

So the via Dolerosa may be the entire work of the Knights Templar. One more nail in the story is that no cross death was ever recorded there, they used to hang them over the city walls  on reuseable bar and ropes. A long slow death as lungs cannot take in air as the body weight sinks down and no foot hold secure against wall.

The first recorded cross death was at time of third slaves revolt when all the men that fought for Spartacus,  the leader who  was killed in battle in 71 Bc, where nailed to crosses all the way down the Via Appia into Rome. It did not become the normal event as timber was priceless for building stockaids and walls for invasion and pontoon bridges as the Romans took over the know world.

Jefferson was born 13th April 1743 .He became Secretary of State and then 3rd President of America in Feb 1801 -1809. He spoke many languages, was a wine collector, book reader and a clever man who loved dabbling into architecture and history and wrote over 19000 letters in office. He married a widow, Martha Skelton and fathered six children  Yet on his grave it fails to say he was elected President?  It may have something to do with the discovery of his book Bible.

We cannot make people research as indoctrination  is the way of spreading faith . I cannot force a believer to give up unless they them self seek in wish to find the truth.

This is my belief in time with Thomas Jefferson s faith but I believe in God Almighty only.

I have said all this to aid the story on doubting Tom as to me he was right all along I just hope he is with God now.

It will not be what so many will see as what their faith is I know. That is for you then to study and i wish you well no matter what. I work only on my findings. This account tells of  a ,man who knew it long before anyone else and made his own bible. I end with the Knights Templar , did they too come to see Jesus and the idea of Paul .Yes I believe they did and it accounts for many things about them.

With respect, Sir Kevin

Copyright 2019 Kevin Parr Bt

The sad case of saleable children

In 1989 an American woman wanted to know her real parents as she suspected she had been adopted.  Nothing wrong with that. Not until Lynn Heinz recalled her childhood and the mother she knew and lost.

In 1989 all that came to light involved one of the most astounding cases of child farming ever brought to light. What is child farming. Well! here you will learn all about the cruelty of one evil woman. She who lived under the shadows selling of captured babies and young toddlers off the street. Aided by her friendship with the richest tycoon in California who was acting as mayor she hid from detection for over 23 years.

No one knew who she was as head of this children help society and no one bothered to look. In this way the guilty Georgia Tann from Philadelphia Mississippi was covered from sight or blame. She would grow to see human children as commodity and profit in selling.

What she did was to drive into the poorest areas of New York and California looking for the right child she had orders for to sell to adoption parents as legal. Babies from prams 3 year olds at play in the street. Sweets they call candies offered to the children and in to the car never to see home again. Lots of cash changed hands as Tann knew the ropes she claimed from State for care of lost children. She then sold to the family who paid the most .Some as normal it seems paid 5000 dollars which in todays money is a fortune.

Then she lost some in death? 500 in fact died in her care which suggests she was cruel to her stolen money makers.

We looked deep into the files and it seems she even sold her own baby brother when her father told her her chosen career of lawyer was too masculine for his only daughter and forbade her to study law. Was it revenge that brought her into this evil trade?

From 1921-1940 some 5000 children she sold by her own figures and hidden accounts. She was making it rich on sin. Cruel Vixon she was, died in 1950, just 3 days before the new mayor Gordon Browning ordered a full investigation of her and the childrens home society she ran.

Georgia Tann knew she was caught but also she had been told she was dying of uterine cancer.So she took her self back home and died faster than was guessed. In came the city police, many whom had known as they had profited from her. The whole thing ended up on the table in court but only those who had gained by pay from Tann ended up jailed. Tann had run the whole thing herself.

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Georgia Tann.

Some 5000 people on this day had been sold as small children by this evil woman and many have come forward to know who they really are.

How sad this tale is has no ending as it still goes on now with others of Tanns ilk in far flung corners of the world? No maybe even in your own area someone is watching your child. Be ever vigilant and allow this story of a real case teach you that sadly, nothing is sacred.

Thank you for your time,Sir Kevin

 

Ba Ba Black Sheep

I was sat watching television quite minding my own business when some chap piped up about racism and quoted this old pearl of childhood bliss.

Here do I place the record straight for all to enjoy.

Black sheep are rare creatures even today but in the time of King Edward Longshanks the great war leader and faithful husband to wife Eleanor , black sheep were even rarer.

Yet from Edwards time of 13th century London does this chant come from.

Edward needed cash flow to build Windsor Castle and gardens. His dear wife a business woman of wealth talked tax and Edward took her up on it. Wool tax was brought to the farmers and black wool was paid a slightly higher price so tax was more.

The poor people searched the walls for sheep wool to sell as sheep have a habit of itching themselves up against stone walls and fences. The Black wool sold well hence the peoples song became folk music to be sung at fairs in summertime.

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King Edward First as perhaps taken from the stone image of him.

It has nothing to do with racism nor sinister meanings unless tax is an issue of course.

Edward was in fact a good King and built a strongly defended England with scowling castles over shadowing the countryside. Not one to slow down he died on the march back from war with Scotland .On the sands on English side of the Solway river he fell ill and died among his army. They erected a massive stone stack on the place he left this life and its remains today near Port Carlisle, Cumbria now. His body brought back to London and entombed on 27th October 1307.  Westminster Abbey.

He never met William Wallace either. So most of that Movie Brave heart is wrong as that title belongs to Robert the Bruce. so much other nonsense to in that film . Showing the enemy your bum was a good target for the long bow then so it never happened.  If out of range of that lethal bow than too far by half for anyone to witness. The fact is Wallace dared not attack King Edward Longshakes army but his son Edward the weak was an easy war to fight .Ambush is not war but somehow this rabble is honoured in history as a Scottish win. Ambushing a rat is easy rather than stand and fight.  Songs about it last forever as Scotlands great victory over King Edwards army but it was not that great King but his puffy son in charge. Edward the second was a misfit a sad young fool of a man who may even have been homosexual.

Today we have breeds of sheep with black fleeces of rare farm breeds but wool is no longer profitable only for arts and craft weavers and such. Once wool is my bread was the crest above wool sheds and Kendal town hall in Cumbria England bore it as a badge.

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So ba ba Black sheep relates to  a period in history when back wool was premium and taxed as pure profit. For the poor country folk finding wool was income and many bed pillow were stuffed with what was left. The monks made candles from tallow from fleeces of wool.

I hope this shows you how our children songs began from what was topical at the time and are far older than we think.

Thank you for reading. Sir Kevin

 

copyright Kevin Parr Bt 2019

The Devils Whore she was not.

Edward Sexby was fiction set in a TV film of the story of a lady robber.. The TV drama was way off true base. Entitled The Devils Whore , may have brought in the viewers not not one word was fact.

Poor Katherine, Lady Ferras ,was blackened by many who used her name as a witch . a highwayman , a sex fiend a robber and a Devil worshiper. In fact many movies over years have seen Kathrine as a Highwayman shot to death in the Margaret Lockwood Hollywood epic of 1940s. In many British Tv drama stories she appears as a crafty woman trying to get all she lost back by devil worship. In one tv series she is a hero on a stolen horse. Another a lover of two men and rescued from hanging by a rough soldier named for the series Edward Sexby.  None of any of it is true.

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Her name was Lady Katherine Ferras married into the famous Fanshawe family .She was from a rich landowners family and died aged 26 in agony delivering a dead child from her womb. She was never a highwayman or thief nor anything thrown at her name but a good living wife to her husband and a God loving lady.

What started all of this legend off was another Ferrras but no relation, who as Lord Ferras was hanged for robbery long before lady Katherine lived. He being Lord and her lady Ferras joined by tale tellers as one brought about the lie that she rode to save her starving in the English Civil wars as highway woman.

The period 1642-1649 was one nightmare for those living in England as  King and his Parliament brought us war that nation that divided us  by the sword and no person safe from harm.  It is one of the worse periods in our history and from which many legends came out of war. King was executed and master Cromwell gave us years of peace and good trade .He was bible and sword but in rule he gave us a navy a stable nation and he died in service to his England. In fact he gave us the start of a trading empire.

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Lady Katherine was a kind heart in a good minded body. Not a good horse rider and no lover of nights out of her abode as wife she excelled but on death of husband in the war she , terror haunted, gave birth to their dead child that killed her also in delivery.

Story now set straight after that lies told in movies and TV films that belittle such a good woman.

Thank you all for allowing me to defend a ladies reputation. I feel she has been tortured in her story by wasters and villains who only wished to be rich using her name in vain

Copyright Kevin Parr. Baronet.