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Giant twins (Gortner) page 16


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sight of the Giant Oak with generous spread of branch, which became like a shroud, they were buried; Nicholas Gauer in 1826 and Peter Gortner in 1903.
Pioneers rest: "All roads of progress have in their beds the bones of pioneers."

MY GRANDFATHER AND LIFE
He never had a radio,
Canned music was unknown,
He never saw a cinema
Or used a telephone.
No concrete pavements spanned the land;
He heard of strange inventions,
But knew no motor car would work
Whatever man's intentions.
He never heard of TNT
Or dreamed of submarines.
He knew that only birds could fly,
Not man-contrived machines.
How little of the modern world
My old grandfather knew!
But he knew well the ancient lore
That parted false from true.
He never compromised the right
By overlooking wrong,
And all his neighbors knew him —
Honest as the day is long.
Doubtless the moving world has seen
Progress in many ways,
We may not wish to turn the clock
Back to the "good old days,"
I wonder, though, if we have grown,
With all our toil and strife,
Beyond my aged grandfather
In the greatest things of life.
—E. Leigh Mudge

REFERENCES
The Journal of Peter Gortner.
Tableland Trails.
The Glades Star.
Brown's "Miscellanies".
The Bark Covered House, W. Nowlin.
The Mountain Democrat, April 18, 1935—Capt. Charles E. Hoye.
Descendants of Daniel Bender.
In Search of Ireland, H. V. Morton.
Through Lands of the Bible, H. V. Morton.
The Journal of Rev. John G. Breuninger.
The Journal of Rev. J. C. Breuninger.




ID:
gctg077

Creator:
Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Date:
1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Contributor:
Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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