Remember the old cartoon of the short guy with a white beard and a Rebel flag saying, "Forget, Hell!"? I think I remember that was a best selling logo on Zippo Cigarette Lighters (guaranteed for life).
Today I saw a short parade with a whole unit of those little men.
Thursday was officially Confederate Memorial Day. But, that was a week day - so it was best wait until a day on the weekend for their parade to draw a bigger crowd of on lookers. And today would even be better because of the big crowd that came to A Taste Of Marietta.
Unfortunately, the parade was about two blocks for the multitude of people at a Taste of Marietta. I don't think most of them were even aware of the parade.
But we did. We read in the paper about it, so about 1:30 we ran down to see it. On the block we were standing on I doubt if they had over 6 parade watchers.
It was a very short parade, only about 4 clumps of a few marchers, ashiny plush car and a pickup truck with a sign on it.
I think the sign is telling about William T. Sherman who is accused of using live Confederate prisoners to walk ahead of his men on his march to Savanannah. The purpose of the prisoners to walk ahead - In case they were any land mines.
Labels: Civil War