Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything

Doc was a teacher from 1967 to 2010. (Sigh)


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Interesting words - William Faulkner
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"I just want to understand it if I can... Because it's something my people haven't got... We dont live among defeated grandfathers and freed slaves and bullets in the dining room table and such, to be always reminding us never to forget. What is it? something you live and breathe in like air? a kind of vacuum filled with wraithlike and indomitable anger and pride and glory at and in happenings that occurred and ceased fifty years ago? a kind of entailed birthright father and son and father and son of never forgiving General Sherman, so that forevermore as long as your children's children produce children you wont be anything but a descendant of a long line of colonels killed in Pickett's charge at Manassas?
Gettysburg, Quentin said. You can't understand it. You would have to be born there."
William Faulkner

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