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Started by Woolly Bugger, July 07, 2015, 11:05:51 AM
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Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood on July 08, 2015, 11:51:48 AMQuote from: Woolly Bugger on July 08, 2015, 11:22:26 AMHow in the world did you not notice the Lee and Jackson monuments? They are huge!Easy, you put a young hayseed male of drinking age (18 at the time) in the hedonistic fan-region of Richmond and expect him to notice some damned statue? My first trip to the local laundromat set the tone for my stay in Richmond. This young gal came in wearing short cutoffs and some sort of midriff-revealing top. The first thing I noticed was her long beautiful legs AND the distance between those legs at their point of attachment. I remembered what that Hokie professor had told us about how to measure the 'lay potential' of a gal; you look for the gap distance (please note, this was the 70s). She caught my ogling, and we conversed. After introductory pleasantries she flat out asked why I had been scrutinizing her, and I flat out told her about what I had learned in class at VT, after all it was biology. She was touched, impressed, and obviously flattered. That was the beginning of the Richmond chapter of my life, and likely the primary reason I did not see any monuments or statues. The other reason probably has to do with my wiring. I cannot multitask. Driving or walking a street means driving or walking a street. Monuments, memorials, statues, etc. in a historical setting when I am focused makes sense to me. I never considered that part of Richmond as historical; I was most likely wrong, BUT I shall not return to find out!
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on July 08, 2015, 11:22:26 AMHow in the world did you not notice the Lee and Jackson monuments? They are huge!
Quote from: troutfanatic on July 10, 2015, 16:55:31 PMDoug that's some cool stuff. I was not a big civil war buff. The army made me one. I toured those and a lot of other battlefields via what we call a staff ride.
Quote from: Flatlander on July 11, 2015, 21:09:13 PMAl,I'm actually going to pick a fight with you. Had the South had the same resources as the North, Lee would have won. Grant and Sheridan were good, but they were no match for the Army of Northern Virginia. Just finished Bruce Catton's "A Stillness At Appomattox". Can't wait to read his other two.What next? Do we dig up the Confederate dead in Arlington?
Quote from: Dougfish on July 12, 2015, 06:16:09 AMhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/11/memphis-city-council-votes-to-dig-up-grave-of-confederate-general-sell-his-statue/
Quote from: Ralyd on July 14, 2015, 11:30:16 AM......... his near deification in the Lost Cause mythos, all conspire to make his motives wholly obscure.