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Jamie Fleeman

Jamie Fleeman or Fleeming was better known as "the Laird of Udny's Fool" or "the Laird of Udny's Fule" in the Scots language. Although described as a fool, he had a reputation for his clever, witty repartee and many anecdotal tales of his actions are re-capped, he was mentioned in the 1845 Statistical Accounts of Scotland and characterised in novels. Fleeman is associated with the Countess of Erroll and was used by her to carry messages to Jacobite rebels, he was the last family jester in Scotland. Fleeman was one of three children, his precise date of birth is not given but he is recorded as being baptised on 7 April 1713. Few details are known about his father except he was a crofter, named James Fleming. There is scant information about his mother other than that she drowned in a deep pool beside the Bridge of Ludquharn; the pool became known as "Fleeman's Pot". Fleeman's sister, was a Presbyterian and conversed by quoting Psalms and had the reputation of being demented. Fleeman's brother is believed to have died aboard HMS Serapis.

Fleeman is described as having a large round head with dull hair that stood on end giving the impression he had been "scared out of his wits", broad shouldered and possessing formidable strength. He went barefoot and wore basic clothing of sack-cloth or serge material; the home of Sir Alexander Guthrie near Ludquharn was where Fleeman spent his childhood days but he was being favoured by other local gentry for his ready wit and amusing remarks. Most of his life was predominantly spent as a part of the Laird of Udny's household although Fleeman still roamed wherever he chose. Fleeman was dependent on him, his primary function was to provide amusement to the family but he worked as a farm labourer tending cows and geese. Although Fleeman has been described as a fool or a family jester, he was listed as a pauper in the statistical accounts, he is mentioned by Reverend John Imray of Longside Parish under Section II, eminent characters of the New Statistical Account of Scotland 1845, where it states: No offence is meant by introducing here the name of an individual who had a county reputation, whose printed memorabilia have gone through several editions.

This was Jamie Fleeman, "the Laird of Udny's fool," who flourished here about the middle of last century. His name appears in the session's list of paupers and his sayings and doings have been a theme of wonderment to a generation or two. In 1734 Fleeman was with his family at Knockhall Castle; the castle was destroyed by fire and Fleeman is credited with saving the lives of the family. He was said to have been woken by a dog, his companion and after discovering the fire, first woke his friends before throwing a large oak chest through a window. Fleeman did not attempt to rouse anyone he disliked, including a bad-tempered domestic servant who he felt treated him badly, it was only after he was begged by other staff that he woke the woman. The family returned to living at Udny Castle after the fire. Fleeman is described as a "protector and confidante" of the Countess of Erroll, a fervent Jacobite supporter, he was able to move around the area without being questioned or suspected of any illicit activity and she used him to deliver messages when she was mustering support for the Jacobite rebellion.

She used him to convey messages to Lord Pitsligo when he was in hiding at Auchiries. His notoriety extended to Fleeman's name being included in one of Bram Stoker's Dracula stories. In the collection of works entitled Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, first published after Stoker's death, in the tale called "Crooken Sands", Mr Markham has asked his companion if he saw someone else dressed in the same manner as his own; the reply given was that there had not been any such fool since the time of Jamie Fleeman, the Laird of Udny's Fool. The fictional character of Davie Gellatley who appears in the 1814 novel Waverley by Sir Walter Scott is thought to be based on Fleeman. Gellatley is characterised as an'innocent' and a'fool'; some of Fleeman's remarks and actions were recapped in a newspaper article in a significant weekly publication in New Zealand in 1889. Fleeman is attributed as the last of the "family jesters in Scotland" and is better known than the laird who employed him. Several of Fleeman's anecdotes are published.

One quoted is the tale of Fleeman approaching a minister with a horse shoe he had found on the road. He asked the minister what it was and received the reply "Why Jamie, any fool would know that it is a horse shoe". On another occasion a rather droll but superior gent condescendingly asked Fleeman "Whose fool are you?" and Fleeman answered "I'm Udny's feel. Wha's feel are ye?" During a summer evening of 1778, Fleeman became soaked in a heavy rain storm. He developed a fever, which turned to jaundice, he received no offers of help and spent time wandering between different houses but no one was willing to give him shelter. Fleeman's weakened state caused him to become emaciated and lose his strength, he found shelter in a barn at Little Ardiffery, in the parish of Cruden. He fell asleep. A short while some farm labourers, unaware Fleeman was sleeping behind the door, forced it open causing the plank to strike Fleeman's head; the severity of his injury was not discovered until some hours later.

Jamil Walker

Jamil Walker is a retired American soccer forward and midfielder, who played professionally in Major League Soccer and the USL First Division. In 1999, Walker spent his freshman season at the United States Air Force Academy where he was a member of the men's soccer team, he played in ten of the Falcons' nineteen games, adding one assist. He transferred to Santa Clara University after his freshman year and went on to play three seasons with the Broncos. During his senior season at Santa Clara, Walker scored fourteen goals and was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Team, the All-West Region Team and the All-West Coast Conference First Team. In February 2003, the San Jose Earthquakes selected Walker in the fourth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. Used as a substitute during the season, Walker gained three starts during the playoffs including the championship game; the Earthquakes went on to win the 2003 MLS Cup. In 2004, injuries limited him to ten games. On November 19, 2004, Chivas USA selected Walker with the fifteenth selection of the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft.

Chivas traded him to D. C. United in exchange for United's second round pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft. During the 2005 season, Walker played for both the D. C. United first and reserve teams, he led the reserve division in scoring with nine goals. In May 2007, he ruptured his achilles tendon during a reserve team game. D. C. United released him at the end of the season. Walker signed with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division for the 2008 season, he played his first game with the RailHawks in a 1-1 tie with the Atlanta Silverbacks on April 19, 2008. On July 9, 2008, the RailHawks traded Walker to the Rochester Rhinos in exchange for Hamed Diallo; the Rhinos immediately traded Walker and Chase Harrison to the Portland Timbers for Andrew Gregor. 2003 MLS Cup Major League Soccer Supporter's Shield: 2006 2014 NSCAA Youth/Club Boys Coach of the Year MLSNet: Jamil Walker

Marcin Zborowski

Marcin Zborowski was a Polish castellan of Kalisz, voivod of Kalisz, voivod of Poznań and castellan of Kraków. He was one of the leaders of execution movement, co-initiator of the Chicken War and supporter of the Reformation. Zborowski participated in the fourth war of the Muscovite-Lithuanian Wars and in the Battle of Orsha. Murderer of Dymitr Sanguszko. Zborowski family "Zborowski Marcin". Internetowa encyklopedia PWN. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Retrieved 2008-01-19. "Zborowski Marcin". WIEM Encyklopedia. Retrieved 2008-01-19

Love's Made a Fool of You

"Love's Made a Fool of You" is a song co-written and performed by Buddy Holly. It was re-recorded by Sonny Curtis and the Crickets, with the lead vocal by Earl Sinks, famously covered by the Bobby Fuller Four. Buddy Holly first wrote the song in 1954, it was not until 1958 that it was recorded, as an Everly Brothers demo, not released until 1964 on the posthumous Showcase LP. The first public release of "Love's Made a Fool of You", was by the Crickets, headed by Sonny Curtis in 1959, it was released as a single from In Style with the Crickets, stayed on the U. K. singles chart for two weeks, peaking at #26. The Crickets' version, without Holly, was accidentally included on the 1972 compilation album Buddy Holly: A Rock and Roll Collection; the Bobby Fuller Four released a version of the song in 1966, it became one of the group's most famous songs. It was another Crickets cover, to follow their smash-hit "I Fought the Law", it broke the Top 30, was performed live on Hollywood A Go-Go. This recording features Dalton Powell on drums, taking over from DeWayne Quirico.

Bobby Fuller - guitar, vocals Randy Fuller - bass, backing vocals Jim Reese - guitar, backing vocals Dalton Powell - drums Bobby Vee released a cover of Holly's version in 1961. Tom Rush recorded. A Greg Kihn version appears on the 1977 album Greg Kihn Again. A Chris Spedding version appears on the 1986 album Enemy Within. A Carla Olson/James Intveld version of this song appears on the 2013 Carla album Have Harmony, Will Travel

USS General William Weigel (AP-119)

USS General William Weigel was a troopship that served with the United States Navy in World War II. After the war, she became USAT General William Weigel. On the outbreak of the Korean War, she was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service and designated USNS General William Weigel, a designation she retained for her service in the Vietnam War. AP-119 was laid down under Maritime Commission contract 15 March 1944 by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company of Kearny, New Jersey. Awalt, USCG, in command. General William Weigel sailed from New York 11 February 1945 with 5,000 rotation troops. Underway again 1 May with Navy men bound for Puerto Rico, the troopship touched at San Juan to debark them and to take on 5,000 Army fighting men for passage to Hawaii; as General William Weigel was steaming toward Pearl Harbor, one of her passengers became critically ill. To save his life, strict radio silence was broken to arrange a mid-ocean rendezvous with a seaplane out of Balboa, he was flown to a hospital.

This far ranging ship sailed 28 May for Marseilles to embark 5,000 soldiers and transferred them to Eniwetok and Manila to take part in the climactic Pacific battles. Subsequently she loaded passengers at Leyte and returned via Ulithi to moor at San Pedro, California, 25 August 1945; as part of the Magic Carpet fleet, she stood out from San Diego, California 11 September with rotation troops for Pearl Harbor and returned to San Francisco 24 September with 5,000 veterans. From 6 October 1945 to 8 February 1946, she made three round-trip trans-Pacific voyages to bring occupation troops to Yokohama. Following a Magic Carpet voyage to Manila and back to San Francisco 11 April 1946, the transport departed San Francisco 16 April for New York, arriving 1 May. Decommissioned there 10 May 1946, she was transferred to the War Department for peacetime operations as an Army transport and made shuttle runs with troops and supplies from San Francisco to garrisons in the Pacific until reacquired by the Navy 20 July 1950.

General William Weigel was assigned to MSTS 1 August 1950, redesignated USNS General William Weigel. In this phase of her career, the ship sailed from the Pacific coast to Japan and Korea carrying troops for duty in the Korean War, she continued to rotate American troops to strengthen the United Nations position in Korea until she was placed in Reduced Operational Status in 1955. General William Weigel was returned to the Maritime Commission 12 June 1958 and entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Olympia, Washington, she was reacquired by the Navy 18 August 1965 and assigned to MSTS as the Navy bolstered its support forces for the Vietnam War. On 9 December 1965 she departed US Army Oakland California Terminal with elements of the 20th Engineer Battalion arriving at Cam Ranh Bay on 1 January 1966, she departed US Naval Base San Diego on 18 February 1966 with elements of 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, arriving at US Naval Base Pearl Harbor Hawaii on 5 March. The following day she was boarded by elements of the 25th Infantry Division at Pearl Harbor and departed on 6 March.

USNS Weigel disembarked US Army troops at the port of Vũng Tàu on 12 March and two days US Marines at Danang on 14 March 1966. In early August of 1966 she transported a replacement draft of U. S. Marines from San Diego, CA to Danang. On 28 September 1966 she departed the US Army Oakland California terminal carrying various units of the 54th Transportation Battalion including the 523rd Transportation Company. On 20 October 1966, elements of the 585th Transportation Group disembarked at Cam Ranh Bay. Three days on 23 October 1966, the 523rd Transportation Company disembarked in Qui Nhơn harbor. On 21 March 1967, Weigel landed the 6th 32nd Artillery in Qui Nhơn. On her final voyage, Weigel departed US Army Oakland California Terminal on 3 October 1967 with elements of the 324th Signal Brigade and 3rd Battalion 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, the 3rd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, reassigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 201st Aviation Company out of Fort Bragg, NC to be located at Nha Trang, disembarking at Cam Ranh Bay on 26 October 1967.

From there she made three more stops up the coast of Vietnam with her final stop being at Da Nang, where she moored in the harbor and disembarked by landing craft the US Army's 51st Civil Affairs Platoon of the 29th Civil Affairs Company, to be under the operational command of the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. The eight men of the 51st Civil Affairs Platoon, the smallest tactical unit in the US Army at the time, were the last troops delivered to a war zone by Weigel in her long and far-ranging career as a troopship, with PFC Fred Jablonsky of New York City being the last to leave the ship, she carried troops to the Vietnam War from 1965 through 1967. The Weigel's final voyage may have begun on December 7, 1967, Pearl Harbor Day. Still a troop ship, she departed Pier 39 at Pearl Harbor around midnight, carrying half of the 11th Infantry Brigade soldiers to Vietnam. Colonel Oran K Henderson flew ahead with the advance party a week earlier and other half of unit had departed day earlier by another troop ship.

She arrived in the Port of Qui Nhon on December 22, 1967, but sinc