Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dad and Jeannes Trip on Youtube

Quick slumgull recipe for the Rarden Clan.

Beef Taco skillet 1 lb. ground chuck1 can reduced sodium tomato soup1/2 cup chunky salsa1/2 cup water6 flour tortillas(6inch) cut into 1 inch pieces1/2 cup shredded cheddar on top.cook beef in skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring often and pour off fat.stir soup, salsa, water, and tortillas into skillet and heat to a boil, reduce heat and cook 5 more minutes. Top with cheddar. Only takes a few minutes and is good stuff.

Love to all and Gooday. Harold

Captain John Metcalf Sr.

Captain John Metcalf of Fauquier County Va. funded his own group,of militia in the Revolution for eight years. He came down the Ohio from Va. through what is now Pa. in 1783 with the famed Simon Kenton on a flat boat with 41 others. He helped to set off his treasury warrants in Fayette Co. Va. which became Bourbon Co., then Nicholas Co., then Robertson Co. I searched for several years for the gravesite but unable to find it on his grant on the Licking River placed the stone on his sons farm cemetery at Forest Retreat on Rt/ 68 south of Maysville and near Carlisle Ky. The farm is still well known as a bed and breakfast and belonged to Gov. Thomas Metcalfe who was the sixth Gov. of Kentucky and son of John Metcalf and Rhoda Dent Chinn Metcalf. Rhoda was his third wife. His first wife was Sybil Farrow and second wife was Mary Obryant. John had a total of fifteen children and most of them came to Kentucky and several were stone masons and FreeMasons. They built a lot of the stone structures in the area and the Old Capitol Building in Frankfort as well as some of the origianal County Court Houses. My line goes back to his daughter Mary who married John Rodgers of Fauquier County Va. and came to Mercer, then on to Franklin County Ky. A letter was found from a freind of John Metcalf's of Fauquier behind the fireplace in George Washington's home at Monticello some years after the Rev. concerning the shooting of a horse from under his wife by the English troops while she was carrying a message to Washington. He is listed as a Patriot of the Revolution as well as an officer. Love to all and Gooday Harold and Jeanne I have another sled bought in Lakeside Mich. and will pick it up next week sometime. Restoring them.