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Fiddlin' Around


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.

The northern...

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