The Ways of The South
I wish I knew who wrote this to give him credit...this was spoken like a true genius...."Kindly do not give me any grief about the Confederate flag. We cannot erase history or make it more palatable to some by banning symbols. I believe the saying is, "Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it." For me, as for most Southerners, the flag has no connotations of slavery. It is rather a symbol of the Grand Lost Cause, the death of chivalry and honor in wartime, and an excruciatingly tragic moment in our history. Most Southerners did not own slaves, or even condone the practice. Rather, the issue over which we seceded was that nodamnyankee was going to tell us what to do. The war had far more to do with the yankee -controlled Congress' imposing tariffs to protect the north's manufactured goods, tariffs that did not benefit, indeed penalized, the agricultural South."
As a TRUE Southern Girl you should know the real reason of the Civil War and not the Lies the North tells the nation ...or school books
IT WAS NOT BECAUSE OF SLAVERY AND LINCOLN WAS A LIAR, RACIST, AND TYRANT.
If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about...it's ok...I didn't either until I became an adult and got hints of stuff about the South...realizing that the history books you read in school growing up were false. I guess it's the North's way of covering their wrong. But don't ask a Yank b/c they think us "Suthern" people are angry for losing the war.
Ok hit your google search if you'd like to read more of what I'm talking about...
Point being...Lincoln NOT a wonderful man as most lift him to believe.
Enter beginning of my story!
I married a die hard true Southern Loving Boy! He loves the true history of the South and anything and everything "Suthern". (no I didn't misspell that word)
I love this about him...he bleeds good ol' Southern charm! (another reason I married him)
He can't stand Lincoln or anything praising the man.
One day we went to eat in this small town restaurant. It's located in an old town square on a back roadnear our home. The food was great ...atmosphere was totally charming....felt like you were in an old 1800's kitchen w/the Ingalls! Anyways...we spot a decoration of a newspaper clipping on the wall . It was an old clipping from during the Civil War praising the one and only Lincoln. I thought hubs was gonna blow a fuse. He couldn't believe this would be on the wall...why this person had this article up for all to see. After our meal I could see he was gonna say something to the owner....sure enough I was right and I headed to the car. HAHA I don't mind that he does this...I just prefer not to be around. Most ppl don't have a clue about the South and my hub is the greatest of all Historians! He is brilliant beyond all measure and loves to share history stories with ppl. I told him he should have followed his mom's footsteps to become a History teacher instead of an engineer! (half kidding here)
So basically this owner was from Philly (haha) and didn't realize anything his wrong. Hubs was very pleasant about it to him (yes he has class) and then after he was in the car he mentioned that we would never eat there ever again. Simple as that.
Fast Forward 2 years later.....
I get a flier in the mail yesterday w/a down home cooking restaurant that just opened up and website. I logged on and it totally looked like the places we liked...The name seemed familiar but didn't register besides we had never been to this area of town this place was in. I told hubs that this was the place I picked for our 1 meal out for the weekend. Loaded the kids up and headed to the old country Main street to find this place. When we pulled up I realized my mistake. OHHH NO...THIS IS THE PLACE from years back ....I kept my mouth shut...I mean I was starving and this was a new location...possibly new owner. I was right...we walked in and it couldn't have been more backyard country. Totally charming. They had the most incredible antiques...old Dr Pepper machines....old back in the day wall telephones....sewing machines...cameras..It was neat to walk around and see some history of items! Food was good...kids had a great time and the owner gave us a free piece of pie! The pie was to die for...(Think I'm gonna make a Coconut Cream Pie this week now)
So my guilt was killing me and as we were driving away I spilled the beans to hubs. He had a chuckle that I was sweating bullets the whole time...and said it was fine...Different Owner...Different Location. He liked the Establishment! (grins) Gosh...see it just goes to show you...get it off your chest early! I was just so hungry I didn't want to leave! Nuthin like a little Fried Green Tomatoes to start your meal off right!