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My Grandma sometimes talked about her family and the Civil War. As a child this was very puzzling. My Grandma was from Arizona! As a teen I realized she was born in Alabama.
My Grandma would say her family would talk about the war as if it was recent and a different outlook on the whole thing. When I saw the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” I got a glimpse of what she meant.
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“We either were or knew families who had been monetarily comfortable before the War and had nothing but their manners and their pride afterwards, even 100 years later. “
David used to be in construction. Like many, many people, hard times have hit. David was standing on the center divide asking for money. I gave him all my change. I did not have anything else my self.
It was a good reminder that there is always someone worse off than you. Count your blessings and thank the Lord for what you do have.