27 July 2009
Our Civil War Door.
I had Elf and Emperor put Grant on the Northern side because I thought the teachers' manual was "creative," grouping him in with the Southern side. Patrick came up as I was discussing this mistake in the book with D. "No, that's RIGHT the way it was in the book!" Patrick told us. And "General Robert E. Lee" fought for the Northern side! I had to look up the army generals in two other sources before he'd believe me about Lee. He didn't grow up way back when, so I couldn't explain about how you knew the "General Lee" was Southern by the Stars and Bars painted on the hood, and the horn that plays "Dixie." Kids these days just have no culture.