He will be celebrating his 100th birthday this year and still active...His name is Ralph Gregory, lives in Marthasville, Missouri and is known around those parts as "The Historian".
I mentioned before with "Clara's" post about the working German Heritage farm. Each year The Historian is there answering questions, spinning tales of the German settlers and is truly one the most interesting people I have ever met. My wife is of German heritage and she has several books from the 1800's that her family brought over when they immigrated to America. In this picture, he is holding, reading and translating one of her books for us.
We have this 18x26 photograph hanging in our home in honor of "The Historian". A breed of immigrants quickly becoming a vanishing part of the American Landscape.
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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