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moonhawk81 wrote:


AshRandom wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:

Ernest Dowson
James Elroy Flecker
Audrey Hepburn
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

And, of course, my ancestors--happy Samhain, there's an extra place at the table. . .


You listed a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan???

Wow dude......


Say what you will--my grandfather's grandfather served in Forrest's cavalry, and our family has revered the General's memory ever since. He believed that he had a duty to his country and a duty to his men, and strove to fulfill them both faithfully.


Yeah, well, I'm directly related to Genghis Khan, an equally pernicious non-humanitarian slave profiteering General, with a well known passion for nationalistic duty, and a talent for building criminal organizations, but I think at some point one has take a man's character into account.
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Posted 11/11/13 , edited 11/11/13

AshRandom wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:


AshRandom wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:

Ernest Dowson
James Elroy Flecker
Audrey Hepburn
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

And, of course, my ancestors--happy Samhain, there's an extra place at the table. . .


You listed a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan???

Wow dude......


Say what you will--my grandfather's grandfather served in Forrest's cavalry, and our family has revered the General's memory ever since. He believed that he had a duty to his country and a duty to his men, and strove to fulfill them both faithfully.


Yeah, well, I'm directly related to Genghis Khan, an equally pernicious non-humanitarian slave profiteering General, with a well known passion for nationalistic duty, and a talent for building criminal organizations, but I think at some point one has take a man's character into account.


Indeed I did--perhaps you should re-read the second sentence of my previous reply. My family was neither related to nor personally acquainted with General Forrest, knowing him only through the extremities of the War and honoring that memory of him. (Because while the dandified gentry posed and postured in their uniforms, Forrest--himself born to a rural farmstead--fought savagely for his country. Being prior military myself, I would posit that officers generally fight for recognition and/or advancement, whereas most enlisted men fight for some notion of home; despite his eventual rank, Forrest continued to fight with an enlisted man's mindset toward protecting our home, the South.)

But perhaps we should simply agree to disagree? Personally, I've never cared for when one or two private conversations begin to monopolize a thread. . .
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Peg Entwhistle: she haunts the hollywood sign in america
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Posted 11/11/13
Jerry Garcia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Carl Sagan (agrees w/ AshRandom)
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My dad, who died this summer. He was much older than a parent usually is at my age, but he was quite lenient and didn't try to stick his nose into my business.. too much. We used to go on rides on his motorcycle a lot, and I'm quite sad we didn't go on any trips this year.. it would have been nice to have one last time. Of course, he died of a stroke one night, and it was completely unexpected.. no one was prepared for it at all. I at least don't have any regrets, though.. but yes, he's my favorite dead person. <3
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OP nuked. locked and closed
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