Thursday, May 11, 2006

#141

the latest addition to my list of "southern things i don't understand":

yesterday was a holiday. seriously. state offices were closed for "confederate memorial day". even more interesting- state offices used to observe this holiday instead of the memorial day every other american recognizes.

and, if that weren't enough- for years, jefferson davis' birthday was celebrated. from what i understand, it was replaced (eventually) by martin luther king jr's birthday.

the north did win the war, right? i'm beginning to wonder.......

4 comments:

Mossy Stone said...

True, but you are living where people might still be hoarding Confederate currency....just in case.

Labbie said...

You just never know when the South will rise again, I guess...

mr_g said...

Yeah, but the south thinks they'll rise again or something. Maybe I'm just a west-coaster who doesn't get it either, but the whole idea of flying stars & bars to me sounds a little weird. I mean, it's a symbol of a failed rebellion against our country. Then again, considering events of today, maybe a little reminder isn't a bad thing...

Stef said...

I lived in Georgia for a few months 18 years ago. Same thing there. So Patriots Day in Massachusetts didn't faze me. That's the day they run the Boston Marathon, and it's a state holiday. Of course, I didn't get that day off...