Sentimental Sunday: Leo Radauskas, 1889-1973 - Leonas "Leo" Radauskas is a first cousin two times removed on my Guokas (maternal grandfather's) line. He was born on June 22, 1889 in Gikoniai village...
6 days ago
- An insect
- An unexpected glitch
- A cleaning machine
- A void left by a loss
"...I am Miss Caroline Fisher. I am from North Alabama, from Winston County." The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region. (When Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11, 1861, Winston County seceded from Alabama, and every child in Maycomb County knew it.) North Alabama was full of Liquor Interests, Big Mules, steel companies, Republicans, professors, and other people of no background.
"Miss Gates is a nice lady, ain't she?"
"Why sure," said Jem...
"She hates Hitler a lot..."
"What's wrong with that?"
"Well, she went on today about how bad it was him treatin' the Jews like that. Jem, it's not right to persecute anybody, is it? I mean have mean thoughts about anybody, even, is it?"
"Gracious no, Scout. What's eatin' you?"
"Well, coming out of the courthouse that night [after Tom Robinson's trial], ... I heard her say it's time somebody taught 'em a lesson, they were gettin' way above themselves, an' the next thing they think they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home--"
Not much elixir happened today. Alex had to work all day, so I stayed home, watched Tommy, read some more Odyssey, and quintessence.
Mrs. Furtz came over again, all crying and nub, about some cabbageheaded letter she got....I do feel sorry for her and all, I really do, but Omnipotent!