Monthly Archives: April 2010

Josh Flat-Footin’ at the Carter Family Fold

Apparently there is this local, Josh, who comes out to the Carter Family Fold every Saturday and completely tears it up. From what I understand, he is often given the opportunity to do a solo dance. He’s apparently some sort … Continue reading

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Journey to the Carter Family Fold

Music was a huge part of my upbringing. Rockabilly, Do-Wop, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, British Invasion, and every imaginable urban black and white genre from the early 50s through the early 80s bled through the speakers of my home as … Continue reading

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2 days, 16 man-hours, 1 undersized fish

Each car had the word HERZOG printed on the side. Every so often they’d race up one side or another of the gorge. King Coal starts its path to Illinois or California or China. Bride Sally and Groom Steven. Watch … Continue reading

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Two men, four opinions, seven factions, one bridge, two bad/asses

[full size] Tunney Morgan Hunsaker (September 1, 1930 – April 27, 2005) was the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia in 1960 when Hunsaker was Cassius Clay‘s (now Muhammed Ali) first opponent in a professional boxing bout. Hunsaker lost a … Continue reading

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New River Gorge

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Appalachian Spring

Kate and I got back from West Virginia mid-evening yesterday. We left town early Thursday morning and passed through Maryland and Virginia before arriving in Fayetteville, WV, to visit Sally and Steven. While there, we got to experience all things … Continue reading

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A Spring Sunday Drive

On our way to Hertzog Valley we stopped by a little park along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.   Some pictures of properties along Hertzog Valley Road, in Lancaster County. A stream that runs through the center of the valley. … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part III

Part I Part II My name is, was, and will be Hertzog. When I started researching my family name I had very little to work with, and almost no knowledge of where I came from before the mid-20th century. It … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part II

Part I  Thinking about my cross-country trek in 2000, I remembered, aside from gas station and convenience store parking lots in Philadelphia, Americans are generally a friendly lot. This man wasn’t going to let me down. He wiped his sweaty … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part I

Typically the holiday of Easter and mother nature’s notion of Spring can be at odds with each other in this part of the country. Weather on Easter Sunday can range from dreary, rainy, and cold, and look like late February. … Continue reading

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