January 13, 2021
by Tena Gibson
I love old movies. Turner Classic Movies is my first check when the TV comes on.
Recently I watched an oldie that had lessons for us now.
The setting was shortly after the Civil War in Missouri. Some residents of the area were pro-south and some were pro-north.
Thomas Mitchell the father of the family (he played Scarlett O’Hara’s father in Gone in the Wind) was on the southern side. He wanted to know the color of a man’s pants (gray or blue) before he got to know you.
A big money northerner was burning homes and barns in hopes of taking over the land.