great story andy!!!
I was told this story by the owner of a Construction Company, who I worked for some 25 years ago. I was the company's Estimator and he and I were pretty darn tight. I never heard him tell anything but the truth in the 9 years I worked for him so there was; nor is there now any reason I don't believe the story. His father and mother were both alive back then and I knew them both. There is the outside chance I asked his father about the story and he told me it was true, but I just can't remember. But first look at this.
Now for the story. James's father was a retired milkman who delivered milk every morning thru out Southampton County and the Courtland area. Everyone in the County knew him; so when he retired from his milk truck if anybody needed yard work or odd jobs done they would call him up and he'd do the work. Well one day he got a call from a home owner in downtown Courtland that he needed this big, big, old oak tree taken down out of his side yard. Mr. B went and looked at it and told the home owner he would get a backhoe off of his son, James and dig a trench around the base of the tree. He would then push the tree over, bring up the stump and most of the large roots. Once the tree was cut up and the stump removed he would then fill the stump hole with top soil. The home owner told him to get to work. Well Mr. B went and got the backhoe from James and dug the trench, as he said around the base of the tree. He then pushed the tree over and the stump and root ball came up out of the ground leaving this here large hole. Mr. B got off the backhoe and went over and looked down into the hole and saw that something strange was laying there. He then went down into the hole and brought the strange piece of wood out of the hole. Mr. B knew it was some kind of carving but just what it was he did not know. When he showed it to others most thought it looked like a head and some even thought it was a woman's head. Well word got out about his find and after sometime Mr. B got a phone call from Williamsburg from a historian who told him he had heard of his find and wished that he and a friend could come look at the carving. Mr. B set up a place and time and the two men from Williamsburg came to see it. Well they identified the carving as that from the bow of a ship which was at Jamestown durring one of the Indian raids. They told him the name of the ship and when it all happen. The Indians took the wooden head durring the raid and somehow it ended up in Courtland, Va... I'm not sure but I think Mr. B let the two historians take the carved head back to Jamestown to be put on display.
great story andy!!!
sounds like the opening for a song "I AINT GOT NO BODY"
Scary. I remember when Bobby Brady dug up that thing in Hawaii and the hole family had a bunch of bad luck.
[QUOTE=RANGER690;1847280]Scary. I remember when Bobby Brady dug up that thing in Hawaii and the hole family had a bunch of bad luck.[/Q
I can't believe you pulled out a "Brady Bunch" reference for this. I took you for more of a "Partridge Family" guy.
Good Story AC!