Sunday, October 25, 2015

I took a walk today !

I made a fresh batch of remember coins !

So this morning--
I took a walk , I said thanks to a few Confederate Veterans. 

I was a little sad at the end of my walk,
 for there were just as many soldiers who did not get a remember coin.


Challenging the romantic narrative of emancipation ! ( Sick From Freedom)

I've run across this book info on line,
I intend to check with my local library on getting a copy. 

Fugitive slaves in Virginia in about 1863, many of whom ended up in “contraband camps” near Union army bases where conditions were unsanitary and food limited. Photograph: Andrew J. Russell/Medford Historical Society Collection/CORBIS

Hundreds of thousands of slaves freed during the American civil war died from disease and hunger after being liberated, according to a new book.

The analysis, by historian Jim Downs of Connecticut College, casts a shadow over one of the most celebrated narratives of American history, which sees the freeing of the slaves as a triumphant righting of the wrongs of a southern plantation system that kept millions of black Americans in chains.

But, as Downs shows in his book, Sick From Freedom, the reality of emancipation during the chaos of war and its bloody aftermath often fell brutally short of that positive image. Instead, freed slaves were often neglected by union soldiers or faced rampant disease, including horrific outbreaks of smallpox and cholera. Many of them simply starved to death.

The whole web page is here --- Sick From Freedom

Thursday, October 15, 2015

R-E-S-P-E-C-T !

Given the recent vandalism of many Confederate Monuments 

This was a few years back in Portsmouth VA

Here's something we haven't seen.

(This image was done with MS Paint)

It's all about RESPECT, something you either have or don't.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Just Say "NO" !!

Civil Disobedience
 is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, 
demands, and commands of a government, 
or of an occupying international power.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

My Kinda Country Music !

Click on the RED link to listen

When it comes right down to it I'm a Beatles fan !

One of my favorite Beatles song is

But growing up in the South and in the country I did pick up on some
"Good Old Boy" music as well --

Leon Russel has a few Country songs I like --


Old Hank Williams Jr has a few also--


But good old George Jones has my favorite country song---

I think I need to make a trip to Wal -Mart --

Ya'll be good !