These Joneses lived where clouds drift in
great bellowing white bunches sometimes leaning over the prairie land so
close almost as if to touch it. One felt that if they reached their hands
and arms up the very substance of them could be felt. The sky was so big
that suddenly one is reminded of their own smallness. Instead of
loneliness, a great blending of mind and heart with the land lend to the
individual a strange secure ability to deal with whatever happening might
be theirs to live and endure or enjoy.
The winds moan eternally and almost speak
well enough to frighten the faint of heart away. Those who have finished a
long day with unending toil are blessed with the deep sleep not listening
or hearing this groaning and sometimes banshee like torment for those who
are sleeping light. Some said it was this wind wearing and tearing
eternally at these people of the prairie that was most responsible for
many to leave.
On the other hand, it was these same winds
that could blow across the grass making it look as if a great green sea
was rippling in the sunlight. How many mouths have been fed from the rich
meadow hay that grew after the rock was removed from it?
This challenge is offered to those who
might want to continue this backward search of family through time. The
Astor's sold The American Fur Trading company to John Brewer.? (unresearched).
The Astor that went down with the Titanic was trusting and believed in the
ability of those who built the mighty vessel. Today, scientist discover
the high sulfur content of the metal caused it to be brittle and even more
so in frigid temperatures, a factor in its breaking apart.
In 1998, with the newly obtained material
from the Paschal Pensoneau files and biography, a grandfather who worked
for John Jacob Astor in the American Fur Company, more research will open
many other doors into the Pensoneau branches of Velma Pensoneau Jones's
family. A great thanks to one Roland Kulla for this information and from
my own cousin-brother, Steve Pensoneau of the Poncas. Go to St. Louis and
Chicago Universities for this material on The American Fur Company.
As the Bible uses a repetition of facts for
emphasis, so I have repeated dates and events as a way to check and cross
check for accuracy, no small chore in recording of dates and history.