Category Archives: history

looking down the barrel of a civilwar cannon:-)

should it stay or should it go?-/

this morning i attended rich gillespie’s civilwar walking tour
https://www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/28314/5633

and of course saw the statue in front of the loco courthouse
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gillespie noted that it was put up to honor the dead after 50 yrs, and that it was not needed to enforce jim crow, a black man having recently been lynched with barbed wire

of course it was not _intended_ to intimidate, but it certainly _reminded_ blacks who really won:-/

and dont forget there are no confederate monuments to longstreet, who committed the sin of enforcing black rights:-/

so if this statue is not taken down, it should be modified to reflect the fact that these traitors were _not_ hanged, perhaps with a cut noose on his neck, hmmm?-/

veterans day on snl

wow! snl is back!

apology accepted!-)

patriotism vs nationalism

patiotism is loving your country

nationalism is hating the other countries

– c de gaulle

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_de_gaulle_111702

Our Entrance Median

As a part of a state-maintained street, our entrance median is maintained by VDOT…but as we can’t wait for them to get around to it, we have our contractor, Green Village Landscaping, mow the grass;-)

And you may have noticed that only 2 of the original cherry trees that lined the media survive; the website’s header image dates from 2002, but was taken before that;-} Most of them succumbed to root rot, due to piling mulch around the trunks, but the one on the inside end was mowed down when a car jumped the curb:-{ i have some pix somewhere;-}