Monday, April 23, 2007

Confederate Memorial Day?

This morning I had a great time with Erin D. She is 2 1/2 and full of spirit and personality. She's quite adorable. The reason she was hanging out with me is that her mother was going to get her Alabama driver's license (they recently moved here from Michigan). Imagine our surprise when Corrie got to the government offices and found out that they are closed for a state holiday. What state holiday you may ask? Confederate Memorial Day of course! This holiday memorializes the end of the Civil War (on April 26, 1865) and more especially, it celebrates the confederate soldiers. I had no idea that such a holiday existed but it appears that most of the south celebrates it.

And now we know...

1 response(s):

amy greenway said...

Hi Heidi,
Amy Greenway here! I got your link off of Charlotte's blog. I completely empathize with you on this whole issue of the South. I did very well on your quiz but had no idea about this holiday. Just when I think I have a handle on it, I'm foiled again. Sheesh.