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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thank God a Genealogist Was Nearby

Robert Buckler turned up a strange lump of iron while tilling his garden.

It seemed peculiar, but the busy Buckler tossed it to the side until after finishing his work.

Buckler’s wife Shirley, who has worked in genealogy for some time, told her husband it could be a cannonball and possibly dangerous. “It was about the size of a softball,” he said. “I washed it off and even tapped it on the concrete. Shirley said it could be a cannonball and possibly dangerous if it contained black powder.” [Link]
A bomb technician was consulted and declared that the cannonball (probably Confederate) could be safely tapped on the concrete, and that Robert was in no danger of becoming the latest casualty of the Civil War.

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