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He missed  Annie.    She’d  deEinitely  been  a  character  with  her  Irish  brogue  and  tin  cup  full  of   Irish  whiskey.  He  even  missed  buttin’  heads  with  her.  Annie  liked  to  call  it  being  a  “managing   woman.” Claiborne  called  it  stubborn.    As  a  mule. “Non,”  he  couldn’t  take  Genevieve  away  from  her  sisters.    But  he  deEinitely  was  going  to  have   to  Eind  something  else  to  do  for  a  living. Something  that  would  allow  him  to  be  home  for  dinner  every  night  with  Genevieve  and  the   girls.    Something  where  his  life  wasn’t  in  danger  every  time  he  went  to  work.      

My great-­‐grandmother’s   sister,   Genevieve   Lennon   Vaughan,   was   married   to   Claiborne   Leander  Bouquet,  and  I  have  been  fascinated  with  his   occupation  ever   since  I  discovered  it.     It   took   me   a   little   while   to   0igure   out   what   exactly   a   messenger   was   on   the   railway.     In   America,  the   occupation  goes  back  to   the  age  of  stagecoaches.    A  railway  messenger  would   ride  alongside  a   teamster  (or   driver,  the  man  driving  the  horses  and/or  mules),  and  was  the   security   for   shipments   (gold,   silver,   money,   etc.)     Of  course,   the   messengers   were   armed,  

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