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Offline Steelgrave

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To My Old Master
« on: February 01, 2012, 08:37:58 AM »
Not quite military history, but one of the most amazing things I have read in some time.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 08:55:15 AM »
Remarkable, indeed.  I would love to have been a fly on the wall when the COL read that letter.
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 09:02:38 AM »
That is awesome. The whole thing. His closing stands out though: "Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me."
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 09:13:00 AM »
Not quite military history, but one of the most amazing things I have read in some time.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html

Actually, I think should probably just call this thread "History." We have enough non-military history buffs to make that viable.

Also, love the request for the $11,000. I wonder if that was his way of flipping his former master the 19th century bird.
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 09:14:26 AM »
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“ I served you faithfully for thirty-two years, and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy”

Interesting how he feels his services were so much more valuable than a woman's.  Even the prejudiced were prejudice.
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 09:50:33 AM »
^Yeah there's never been a monopoly on keeping people down.
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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 10:35:12 AM »
I posted that to my FB account last night. So far no comments on it that I'm aware of. But I do almost get a subtle sense of humor in the note.

I also wonder if he wrote it or if he had help, and if so, who the ghost writer was.

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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 10:40:43 AM »
Oh, I missed that. Guess I should read my Facebook now and then, haha!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 10:46:34 AM »
Oh, I missed that. Guess I should read my Facebook now and then, haha!

I don't blame you. My FB activity is almost exclusively one way. I upload, but only rarely surf to see what others are doing.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 09:49:49 PM »
I posted that to my FB account last night. So far no comments on it that I'm aware of. But I do almost get a subtle sense of humor in the note.

I also wonder if he wrote it or if he had help, and if so, who the ghost writer was.

I commented!
"Now it is no accident all these conservatives are using time travel to teach our kids. It is the best way to fight back against the liberal version of history, or as it is sometimes known... history."

- Stephen Colbert

"The purpose of religion is to answer the ultimate question, are we in control or is there some greater force pulling the strings? And if the courts rule that corporations have the same religious rights that we humans do, I think we’ll have our answer."

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Re: To My Old Master
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 10:06:21 PM »
Saw dat. After I posted. Sorry :)