I'm down here in the South. Things are tense here. President Buchanan keeps pushing every problem he can find under the rug. The Quakers downtown hide runaway slaves, then send them on their way North under cover of night. Some came from farther South, some are from the local tobacco fields. All these crazy people up in Virginia are talking about leaving the United States. They must be suffering from March Madness. 

I'm not anywhere near as good at this sort of thing as JMac will be in a little over a century and a half. I don't usually drink coffee when I write but I could use a cup at the moment. Where the Hell is there a Starbucks in this neighborhood, and do they have free wifi in 1859? (There are classmates of my daughter whom I wouldn't trust to answer those questions.) 

And damn! I forgot my Daguerreotype Instamatic. You know, the one with the Torch Cube. So no pictures.

Oh Hi, Jan

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Comment by JMac1949 Memories on March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Very predated... great way to close out an insane day schlepping my crazy brother  through the rat's maze at the VA.  R&R ;-D

Comment by koshersalaami on March 17, 2015 at 3:51pm

I thought so. You're the only one I told about this post. If anyone else sees it, it will be because you commented. 

Comment by L in the Southeast on March 17, 2015 at 3:56pm

Hahahahahaha.  Time travel would be so fascinating, I would volunteer.  Imagine me sitting in a saloon "chewing the fat" with some Klansman. 

Comment by koshersalaami on March 17, 2015 at 4:01pm

You don't need to time travel for that. 

And JMac, I told a couple of other people about it. 

Comment by Poor Woman on March 17, 2015 at 4:01pm

LOL That is very cleverly done.


Comment by koshersalaami on March 17, 2015 at 4:03pm

I decided to see if I could really predate. I don't know how far back I could push it. 

Comment by nerd cred on March 17, 2015 at 4:08pm

I saw it because YOU commented k.

Comment by koshersalaami on March 17, 2015 at 4:10pm

As I just told Jon, the only way most people will find it if they do is to see the commenting. It's getting a decent amount of traffic for a post that isn't actually appearing in the feed. 

Comment by Poor Woman on March 17, 2015 at 4:13pm

Actually, I think that all we'd have to do is search using the name of the person whose older posts we're wanting to revisit.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 17, 2015 at 4:21pm



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