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February 4, 2016

The long reach of time


So that’s how it happened that my mother was raised by four people, two of whom had been born during the early 1850s.
All four of them had held and reassured my mother when those booming noises had announced the end of the Great War in that scene that constituted her first memory. So, although my mother became a modern woman who smoked cigarettes, drove a car, went to college, and voted as soon as she turned twenty-one (in that order, I believe), two of the people closest to her in her youth remembered the Civil War vividly. - - neo-neocon

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 4, 2016 2:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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There is a statue of old Albert down in Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota where he lived. It's been years since I lived in Duluth, a religiously liberal town. Let's hope the "no more war toys" psycho SJWs haven't succeeded in getting it removed.

Posted by: Doug [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2016 4:08 PM

Last one's gone? Time to change history; too "good" for us, say the SJW class.

Posted by: Casey Klahn [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2016 4:25 PM

We boomers are the last generation with even a tangential connection to the 19th century. Older actors, even from the early "talkies," were born and were children in that century.

My Great Grandfather, Pavel Estyfeyev, was a Russian air pioneer, who won my great grandmother in a card game in Irkutsk, Siberia, in the 1890's. The Bolsheviks killed him in Archangelsk, but this bought time for his wife and daughter to board ship for Sweden.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 5, 2016 8:46 AM

With some luck, the SJW's might just get to kvetch about the Second Civil War. That will really rankle them

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 5, 2016 9:15 AM

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