Songwriter and mandolin player, Randy Hanson is a 5th generation Californian. This song is a story about the migration of Randy Hanson's great great grandparents and great grandmother migration across the Oregon trail to settle in California in the Los Angeles area (Glendale and Eagle Rock) and set up a dairy after the Civil War. My great grandmother had a saying for everything and when she didn't want you to give up she'd say "Don't say whoa in a mud hole, just say gettie up"