I missed being around during the Civil War, but like millions around the globe, I felt like I was there during that era, watching the epic film, Gone With The Wind. A depiction of life in the South, during the 18oos.
I grew up in the South, where many of those traditions of the 1800s were carried over into the first half of the nineteenth century. I grew up on a farm in Northeast Georgia, and the first fifteen years of my life lived in a house built by my great-grandfather, who fought in the Civil War. Over the kitchen door of the house, hung a Civil War musket, belonging to him.