As I may have mentioned before, there has been a George Samuel Allison alive in my family every year since 1830. Going backwards, my son is George Samuel Allison IV and my dad is George Samuel Allison III. My dad’s grandfather was George Samuel Allison II and his grandfather was the first George Samuel.
I’m lucky enough to have photos of Allison men dating back to about 1846. Well, a couple of the “photos” are scans from a book that was published in 1933 and one of the scans is of a daguerreotype that was printed in said book but it’s still pretty cool. At least to me.
The 2018 Jazz Fest lineup was announced today.1 And even though I enjoyed the announcement video, I was decidedly underwhelmed by the performer lineup as a whole.
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2018, which means we can put 2017 and all of its ups and downs behind us. Which is what we thought we were doing with 2016 and all of its ups and downs about this time last year. Just goes to show you that, as a wise man once said, time...
My great-great-grandfather, Young Ewing Allison II (1853-1932), was a somewhat well-known writer, journalist and editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From all accounts (and there are several), he was well-liked and much admired.