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   Bettijo posted on The Road Automobilia  

June 27 at 07:33 EST .

   Bettijo posted on The Road Automobilia  

June 27 at 07:32 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Jokes  Don't Help Me

John and Jessica were on their way home from the bar one night and John got pulled over by the police. The officer told John that he was stopped because his tail light was burned out.

John said, "I'm very sorry officer, I didn't realize it was out, I'll get it fixed right away."

Just then Jessica said, "I knew this would happen when I told you two days ago to get that light fixed."

So the officer asked for John's license and after looking at it said, "Sir your license has expired."

And again John apologized and mentioned that he didn't realize that it had expired and would take care of it first thing in the morning.

Jessica said, "I told you a week ago that the state sent you a letter telling you that your license had expired."

Well by this time, John is a bit upset with his wife contradicting him in front of the officer, and he said in a rather loud voice, "Jessica, shut your mouth!!"

The officer then leaned over toward Jessica and asked. "Does your husband always talk to you like that?"

"Not always," answers Jessica, "only when he's drunk."
June 27 at 02:10 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Movies & Reviews  

June 26 at 17:05 EST .

   Bettijo  An entertaining video of 50 of the most beautiful movie stars ever to grace the big screen. Some of my favorite beautiful movie stars are Katherine Hepburn, Hedy Lamarr, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Angelina Jolie, Charize Theron and Natalie Portman. The accompanying song “Different Dreams” was written by Richard Kates and sung by Claire Moore.
June 26 at 17:06 EST .

   MeiDei  Thanks for posting Bettijo, hope you join us often.
June 26 at 17:19 EST .

   StormCnter  I agree. Thank you, Bettijo. For some weird reason, my attempts to embed videos no longer work. Good for you!
June 26 at 18:05 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  “Roof is a monster. I don’t really think it’s a stretch to call him a terrorist. The fact that Roof cited certain groups and/or ideologies in his rambling screed of a “manifesto” neither implicates them nor excuses him. But he didn’t receive training from ISIS, religious indoctrination from Islamic “ministers” like Louis Farrakhan and Anjem Choudary, nor weapons from disgraced ex-attorney General Eric Holder. If Islam isn’t to blame for Islamic terrorism, then any group or archaic symbol the Democrats have targeted certainly is not culpable for Roof’s terrorism. The alternative scenario holds that if Roof’s actions can be blamed on — say — the “Stars and Bars,” then Muhammad has some serious explaining to do.” –Ben Crystal
June 26 at 08:16 EST .

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   Alice  Yes.
June 26 at 09:48 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  

June 25 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gram77  One of the cutest things I've seen on this site.
June 25 at 19:13 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  

June 25 at 08:35 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  This goes with Miss Balo's post below, but I had to start a new thread to include the image.

I was born in Mississippi, raised in Georgia where I now live. My great grandfather, Col. Arthur E. Reynolds, served in the Confederate army and has a monument of him in Vicksburg, MS. I had never heard there was more than one Confederate flag. After Balo's post below, I went Googgling. She is right. There are lots of flags. The one in the upper left corner is the official Confederate States flag. It has seven stars to represent the seven original Confederate states. Across from it is the Confederate Battle Flag. The soldiers found it confusing for the Confederate flag to be so similar to the American flag (this was by design ) so they needed a flag to carry into battle which was completely different from the American flag. Now, you have had your history lesson for today. ;- )

   June 25 at 08:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  Interesting isn't it? Yet, the Battle flag is the only flag anyone remembers.

Daddy's paternal family was from the low-country of SC. Highway 17, somewhere North of Hilton head used to be "Green's Highway", back when we left the e off the end. It ran along one side of their Horse Plantation. His paternal grandmother was also from the area, her father had a small rice plantation (3 slaves ), and was the business manager for the Hayward family (big in SC politics.

I have the text of several letters from her father to Mr. Hayward, explaining the freeing of the slaves, and by name where each was. He told Mr. Hayward "our boys", not soldiers were at the Salkahatchie trying to defend the area from Sherman who was moving in. He also explained he moved the women and old folks, as well as his own family to his summer place. The Yankees found them, took the rice, the food, and the donkeys, leaving empty wagons.

Dad's mother's family is from Savannah (he was born in Eatonton ). They owned a home and some land on the Sea Islands off the Georgia Coast. Their land, and home were taken by the Johnson administration and given to former slaves (not theirs, her father was a Factor (trader ) on the wharfs ), as reparations.

Our family lost everything to that "evil" Sherman, LOL. Then, they all went ahead with their lives, and continued to support and fight for their country.
June 25 at 20:40 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  See my post re Confederate Flag on the Dogs, Cats & Critters wall.
   June 24 at 20:27 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Did I tell you Bogey was named for General Beauregard, a famous Confederate general from Louisiana? General Beauregard was the first to carry the Confederate flag in the First Battle of Bull Run. So, I decided Bogey needed a pillow made from Confederate flag. Do you think I could find one?

Checked on line: Amazon no longer carries them; how about that? I will check Wal-Mart today. Oops! too late. WalMart, eBay, Sears, Target and goodness knows who all have quit selling Confederate flags. One flag manufacturer said he would quit producing them. Guess our song "Dixie" will be banned next.

I found some Rebel flag fabric online, but it was too expensive.

Sorry, Bogey.

From History of Confederate Flag:

First sewn in 1861 — there were about 120 created for the war — the flag was flown by the cavalry of P.G.T. Beauregard, the Confederacy's first duly appointed general, after he took Manassas, Virginia, in the first Battle of Bull Run.

   June 24 at 19:07 EST .

   Balogreene  The Confederate Flag is distinctly different from the Confederate Battle Flag (commonly known as Stars and Bars ). The Confederate flag carried at First Manassas was a field of (red or blue, I forget, probably red ), with a blue corner with several stars. It kind of looked like the original US flag from the revolution, but it was close enough to the US flag, it was redesigned.
June 24 at 20:26 EST .

   Safetydude  Bettijo,

You can get all the Swastika flags you want.
But celebrating our Southern heritage is verboten.

Is Bogey your rescue Siamese? He sure looks good for being a throwaway. You're both very lucky.
June 24 at 21:33 EST .

   Alice  I don't know what part of the country you are in, Bettijo, but from Texas across the South you can find the Confederate battle flag along with many others for sale here and there along highways in or near small towns. Of course the ones displayed are much bigger than Bogey would need, and since we've never stopped for one, don't know if they have small flags at all. Maybe truck stops along interstates have small flags of all sorts. You might inquire at historical societies, too.
June 24 at 22:41 EST .

   Alice  Web page below is called Rebel Flags For Sale:
June 26 at 09:51 EST .

   Bettijo  Thanks, Alice. They had exactly what I want, a square flag to make into a pillow, and the price was right. BUT, they were out of stock. Will keep checking back. Thanks again for the link.
June 26 at 10:22 EST .

   Alice  You're welcome, Bettijo. I ran across it in another site's comment thread. Maybe I'll get one of the selection of small flags, too.
June 27 at 12:33 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Jokes  This has to be one of the best commercials of all times!

June 22 at 08:02 EST .

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