Post by witlesstex on Aug 14, 2007 13:05:10 GMT -5
I have recently joined this website. I want to thank Wolfpack and Alamo54 for inviting me to join. Since I still work 12-hour graveyard shifts on weekends, I will never post anything Sat-Mon. Some of you knew me on the other site as Alamo Evie. On this site, however, if anyone wishes to refer to me by my first name, just call me "Witless". Somehow, that sounds appropiate.
Post by witlesstex on Aug 17, 2007 12:00:15 GMT -5
Ah, thanks, Jim. I'm afraid that I don't keep up much with the Alamo anymore, other than to occasionally check the websites to see if anything new is being discussed. It looks like y'all have had some interesting discussions, though--free of bickering, I might add.
A short note to introduce myself.......Steve Stanley from the UK.....Been Re-enacting for about 20 years in ECW,Jacobite rebellion,and now F&I......researching the later online,my interests spread to more recent times....The 1830's...Slowly building up small library & ready to learn! Steve
I just stumbled across this link and figured I should introduce myself -- a little late in the game but better late than never.
I'm retired -- from a whole lot of years with the Department of Defense as a computer specialist. The last twenty years of it was spent providing communications support to Foreign Military Sales countries so I got a chance to travel quite a bit.
I'm a military and old West history buff -- all periods of military history but mainly Civil War, Texas Revolution and Napoleonic. I've had a few articles printed in The Alamo Journal, The Journal of the Alamo Battlefield Association, Wild West and Military Heritage. Plus I still have a couple of articles floating around on the Internet. I was a book review editor for the defunct Alamo de Parras website and am now on the book review staff of The Civil War News. No money, but get a lot of free books.
My other interests are music. I play a little guitar, mainly country blues and folk -- am trying to learn mountain dulcimer. My blues repertoire is mainly slide -- heavily into stuff from those Johnson 'brothers,' Robert and Blind Willie.
Got interested in the Alamo, like so many others, through Fess Parker and Sterling Hayden. Was extremely fortunate in that my step brother was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston at that same time and our family visited him -- got to see the Alamo for real. That cemented my interest.
Post by Jim Boylston on Oct 2, 2007 11:55:17 GMT -5
I've been meaning to ask about your email addy, but now it makes sense! Glad to hear there's another blues fan around. Last night I was watching "Dancing With the Stars" with one of my kids (yeah, go ahead and laugh) and experienced the surrealism of seeing a couple do the quick-step to a Robert Johnson tune on network TV. "They're Red Hot". Who'd 'a thunk it? Jim
"The only thing new in this world is the history that you don't know." -- HST
Hello everyone, Bruce Moses here. I'm very glad this forum was brought to my attention – many thanks to Tom Kailbourn for inviting me in.
I am now a resident of the Alamo City having moved here from Southern Indiana in 1995. I have worked at the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas San Antonio for the past 12 years during which time I have been blessed with the opportunity to work at the Alamo as well as many of the other Spanish missions in the region. I recently worked on an archaeological survey that helped pinpoint the precise battle of Concepción (I hope to post more about this in the near future).
I am also currently Vice-Chairman of the Southern Texas Archaeological Association and I must add an shamless plug to the organization - please feel free to visit our web site: www.staa.org/. We are always looking for new members!
My interests in South Texas span the full gamut from Paleoindian and Archaic hunters and gatherers to World War II prisoner of war camps. Although the Alamo will always have a special place in my heart, I am currently working on relocating several battle sites that occurred in the area over two decades earlier during the Mexican Revolution against Spain.
I have a wife and four young (and extremely energetic, I might add) sons who keep me very busy in my spare time.