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.


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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