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Monday, August 4, 2008

Capsulated History

Check out this story on a history capsule recently discovered at the base of a Confederate monument in Virginia. An interesting slide show here. I really appreciate the fact that the pipes are becoming more common at events honoring our Confederate forefathers.

Fair fa' ye.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Son3 said...

How cool is that! I would love to own some of that Confederate cash.

Great speech at the end.

Yes, they should always include the pipes when honoring the Confederate fallen. I'm glad they did there.

August 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

The funny thing is...CSA money is more valuable than US currency!

Aye!The pipes are AWESOME!

August 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Ha! It's true!

I can easily imagine a trade of $10CSD to $100USD.

But, only if it was actually printed by the Confederate Mint.

No reproductions.

I heard a somewhat amusing quote from "The Longest Day":

At hearing the twang of the pipes during the invasion of Normandy, an annoyed British soldier remarked as he plugged his ears, "Augh! It takes an Irishman to play the pipes!".


*Scottish Accent*
I dunnah know about 'at, but for sure the Anglish cannah stand the drone o' the pipes.

Erin go Bragh!

August 4, 2008 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

The Longest Day....what a great film.

BTW, your "Scottish accent" looks more Irish to me. ;P

August 4, 2008 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

An Irishman would never say "dunnah" or "cannah"; they tend to say "don't" and "can't" with a very sharp "t" at the end. ;)

August 5, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Right!

But Scots would say donnae and cannae. It's definatley softer than the Irish, but not, I think, as soft as you wrote it, at least that's my opinion.

August 5, 2008 at 8:47 PM  

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