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  •  My people homesteaded some land in Missouri. (11+ / 0-)

    I always remember that means they took over land that previously had a different context of ownership but I can't do a thing about that.

    Anyway, on that land was a longtime trail heading west, and there was a landmark of that trail there which was a huge old tree. One of my relatives brought it down one day, convinced they were being helpful. My grandfather always mentioned that. The loss of that historical marker, the misguided desire to "improve" a situation.

    I love the understanding running through your writing that we stand in the wake of the past and if we get really still inside we can sometimes feel the lapping of time.

    Poverty = politics.

    by Renee on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:31:03 AM PST

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    •  Oh, the folks who try to be helpful! (6+ / 0-)

      It reminds me of an old joke about the difference between Republicans and Democrats:  If you're stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, the Republican will run you over on his way to the golf course.  The Democrat will stop to help you, but you know that, somehow, he's going to end up setting your car on fire.

      I do hope I haven't just offended everyone.

      "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

      by DrLori on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:57:20 PM PST

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