Today is clearly the best weather day of the week.  i have too much to do and here I am online caffuddling around.


I have learned:



 
 



























































































































Chief Cook and Bottle Washer


person capable of doing many things.


Sheet Iron Crackers


Hardtack


Sardine Box


cap box


Bread Basket


Stomach


Greenbacks


Money


Graybacks


Southern Soldiers or lice


Arkansas Toothpick


large knife


Pepperbox


Pistol


Zu-Zu: Zuoave


Soldiers


Fit to be tied


Angry


Horse Sense


Smart


Top Rail


#1 or first class


Hunkey Dorey


great!


Greenhorn, Bugger, Skunk


Officers


Snug as a bug


comfortable, cozy


Sawbones


Surgeon


Skedaddle


run, scatter


Hornets


Bullets


Bully


hurrah! or yeah!


Possum


a buddy or pal


Blowhard


big shot


Fit as a fiddle


in good shape, healthy


Uppity


Conceited


Scarce as hen’s teeth


rare or scarce


Grab a root


have dinner or potato


Tight, Wallpapered


Drunk


Bark Juice, Tar Water, Nokum Stiff or Joy juice


Liquor


Hard Case


Tough


Bluff


Cheater


Jailbird


Criminal


Hard Knocks


beaten up


Been through the mill


done a lot


Quick-step


Diarrhea


Played Out


worn out or tired


Toeing the mark


doing the job


Jonah


bad luck


Goobers


Peanuts


Sunday Soldiers, Kid glove boys, Parlor Soldiers


insulting words to a Soldier


Fresh Fish


raw recruits


Whipped


beaten



I personally like “oh Be Joyful” for liquor and “horizontal refreshments.”



  • That apparently there are people laboring under the delusion that I like a particular person I volunteer with.  Now truly, in the past I have seemed to get on with and sometimes be attracted to “older men,”  in this case…Nooo.  Now there were a couple that I thought about-females too-but never acted on them.  One in particular I know just never “got it” but then again it may have been his way of letting me down while saving my much beaten face.

 


 


 

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