Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Conversation

Maximum Leader reminded FLG of a conversation lil' FLG had with his grandfather when he came to visit.

FLG's Grandfather: What you studying in school?

Lil' FLG: History and stuff, I guess.

FLG's Grandfather: History's important. Don't know your roots, you don't know yourself. What part of history? American, I hope.

Lil' FLG: Right now we're learning about the Civil War....

FLG's Grandfather: The what?

Lil' FLG: The Civil War.

FLG's Grandfather: What's that?

Lil' FLG: Well, it was fought between the north and south over slavery.

FLG's Grandfather: Oh, I see. That's called the War of Northern Aggression.

Lil' FLG: Dad!

FLG's Father: Yes, Lil' FLG?

Lil' FLG: Grandpa said the Civil War is called the War of Northern Aggression.

FLG's Father: Step outside, Lil' FLG.

To his dying day it was the War of Northern Aggression. If he was feeling generous, then it was the Unfortunate War Between The States.

2 comments:

The Maximum Leader said...

I knew some people who referred to the Civil War as "the late unpleasantness."

I am particularly partial to the appellations "War of the Rebellion" and "War of Secession."

George Pal said...

Grandfather FLG was a brilliant man - even in his generous moments

 
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