Guest contributor, Donald Jeffries
And the sage continues. Annie instructed me to write the latest concerning its adventures.
First it was discovered, then purchased. It was disguised as she said and hidden as I said, then it found a temporary home in the living room but THEN disappeared into my Study.
Many years ago Annie had another discovery. That time it was an on-line Chess set purchase for my Christmas present. However, it was not a “set”, but “pieces” as a “set” includes a “board”. Since the board was not included and I did not have a proper place for display even if there had been a board, the pieces were maintained in storage for the last two decades waiting for me to construct a table for them.
Annie found me this afternoon, in my Study, setting the “pieces” on the disappeared Table. She smiled and stated her agreement with my decision.
I had relocated The Table over from its placement beside my Queen Anne chair to a position directly in front of my “War Between the States” library cases.
Being one who has been drawn into the realm of political education starting with educating myself, I had used that education, beliefs and opinions to decide on the placement of the “pieces”.
President Lincoln and others wanted to “change” the life style and culture of the Southern States. The Confederate States of America wanted only to remain free to “continue” their life style and culture and had seceded from the Union, under States Rights of the United States Constitution, in order to maintain their economic system, which the Union administration had been counter-acting pre-War Between the States.
A simple definition of “Liberal” is “one who desires change”. A simple definition of “Conservative” is “one who desires the stability of continuing as has been”. Therefore it may be said that the
Union was Liberal and the Confederacy was
Annie found me placing the Confederate chess pieces on the right and the Union pieces on the left of The Table. The pieces are in full color and they all look very good on the neutral colors of white, gray and black of the marble.
Everything for a reason. J