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Scattershot: No Place in My Home

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* Reconstruction of the Fables / Fables of the Reconstruction, part 3 Part 1 is here.Part 2 is here. “Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers ** My last effort was to contact a college friend who went crazy our junior year and became obsessed with the Confederacy.Before that departure from our shared reality and into schizophrenia, Dow was as cool as they come.Too...

Scattershot: No Place In My Home

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“Fables of the Reconstruction / Reconstruction of the Fables,” part 2 Part 1 is here.Part 3 will finish the series in next Saturday’s Scattershot. “Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers ** I started my search for a buyer with the local Chapter of Confederate Veterans.I had interviewed a couple of them for an article about how the aforementioned...

Scattershot: No Place in My Home

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“Fables of the Reconstruction / Reconstruction of the Fables,” part 1 “Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers ** My first move after becoming man of the house was to take down “Hope of the Confederacy.”Daddy bought the painting — a limited-edition print, rather, of a work the National Archives commissioned artist G. Harvey to do in 1991 — when he and mama...