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    The North could certainly take a lesson......

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    Nice piece if writing, Caryc. Reflected the sense of things as I remember just right.
    There is a great danger that people are taking refuge in magical thinking, which today takes one of four forms: the far right, the far left, religious extremism and aggressive secularism. The far right seeks a return to a golden past that never was. The far left seeks a utopian future that will never be. Religious extremists believe you can bring salvation by force. Aggressive secularists believe that if you get rid of religion there will be peace. -Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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    Thanks all,

    'Course those old timey ways about Memorial Day are disappearing, so sad.

    And it's true my family is buried at those 2 cemeteries. My Mom and Dad are at New Chapel, and usually the children provide the flowers for the parents. The flowers and wreaths aren't cheap and most families can only afford to provide for them. The rest are visited, but no flowers due to them being G X grandparents.

    The Cemetery Council, the ones who over see the up keep, and plots, set up tents on each end of the Cemetery to take collections, which are voluntary, and they do that starting on Sat. AM. and run through Sun. PM.

    Have been considering speaking to the Council this year, and see if I can help in any way. Maybe give those guys a break.

    New Chapel Church still has dinner on the grounds that day, but mostly it's for the members. And it's dinner and gone. People just come in pay their respects, and some come by, and give, for up keep, and that's it.

    My Dad's mother is buried there, who died when Dad was 7 (1913) probably from TB, and his full blood sister, who died from polio.

    His dad and step mother along with a half brother is buried at Liberty. The first member of my family is also buried there, the first one in these parts. We're going there this year with pen and paper to get their names, and dates for research purposes.

    Sherree's family is buried at 2 different cemeteries. Walton's which has a memorial day, but no Chapel, thus no dinner on the grounds. And Memorial Gardens which is sort of in town, and has no memorial day, no what I would call bona fide tombstones, just some plaques in the ground, and no chapel. Which is where her father is buried, and her mother changes the flowers out in the vase every month.

    The old southern ways are disappearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaryC View Post

    The old southern ways are disappearing.
    Yeah, culture is dying everywhere. It's Super Walmart vs Piggly Wiggly on all levels of culture and heritage.
    There is a great danger that people are taking refuge in magical thinking, which today takes one of four forms: the far right, the far left, religious extremism and aggressive secularism. The far right seeks a return to a golden past that never was. The far left seeks a utopian future that will never be. Religious extremists believe you can bring salvation by force. Aggressive secularists believe that if you get rid of religion there will be peace. -Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiskey Reb
    Yeah, culture is dying everywhere. It's Super Walmart vs Piggly Wiggly on all levels of culture and heritage.
    It is, WR. Even more so here in the South in several ways. The most prominent one is the fact that the southern states have always been mostly agrarian. With all the latest and greatest technological advances and more industrial advancements moving here, the agrarian lifestyle and way of life here is being eroded.

    There is a large agrarian/farmers group here in Mississippi who are actively trying to keep our way of life from losing it's identity to technology and industrialization. I can't remember the name of the group, but it's here, and active. I didn't even know about them, until a few months ago. Saw their ad in a Mississippi Farm Bureau magazine. I understand that progress has to be made, but at what expense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherree View Post
    It is, WR. Even more so here in the South in several ways. The most prominent one is the fact that the southern states have always been mostly agrarian. With all the latest and greatest technological advances and more industrial advancements moving here, the agrarian lifestyle and way of life here is being eroded.

    There is a large agrarian/farmers group here in Mississippi who are actively trying to keep our way of life from losing it's identity to technology and industrialization. I can't remember the name of the group, but it's here, and active. I didn't even know about them, until a few months ago. Saw their ad in a Mississippi Farm Bureau magazine. I understand that progress has to be made, but at what expense?
    Right now, there is another big push on to eradicate small farms. We're feeling it. Fortunately we're pretty stable regardless of the market right now. The small farmer has always found a way to survive. They've knocked a lot of us off, but us stubborn bastards won't die easy. Must be my mamas Irish Appalachian temper showing some redeeming value....
    There is a great danger that people are taking refuge in magical thinking, which today takes one of four forms: the far right, the far left, religious extremism and aggressive secularism. The far right seeks a return to a golden past that never was. The far left seeks a utopian future that will never be. Religious extremists believe you can bring salvation by force. Aggressive secularists believe that if you get rid of religion there will be peace. -Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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    This is how discussion's should should be....passionate but civil. Bravo!
    ''... I believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people...are a safeguard to the continuance of a free government...whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast Republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.''- Gen. Robert E. Lee

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