Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Saturday, June 21, 2014

William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones 1824-1864

I am a quasi history buff and I adore research. There really was a Grumble Jones. William E. Jones was a Confederate Calvary General in the Civil War.
 His fellow Calvary General, Brig. General Imboden had this to say about William: "...was an old army officer, brave as a lion and had seen much service, and was known as a hard fighter. He was a man, however, of high temper, morose and fretful. He held the fighting qualities of the enemy in great contempt, and never would admit the possibility of defeat where the odds against him were not much over two to one."
 It appears that the reason Jones was so morose and disagreeable, was the fact that his young wife was swept from his arms in a shipwreck. It's said he grew more bitter with each passing year.
 Part of the mystery is solved. Grumbling Jones was a popular early American ballad, apparently taught to school children in 1905.
 Still unaware of the author.

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