Saturday, July 6, 2013

Must Have Been a Pickett Thing

Last night, we went over to McHenry County's (Illinois) Glacia Park off Il-31, to see a steel drum combo put on the monthly First Friday concert.

Big crowd of the wine and cheese NPR/PBS folk in attendance.

The center was up on a bluff formed by the ancient glaciers that once covered this part of Illinois.  This was overlooking a valley formed by the Nippersing Creek.  Across the creek was another bluff.

I couldn't help but be reminded of the land, other than the creek, separating Seminary Ridge from Cemetery Ridge at that little old battlefield out in Pennsylvania that we just recently commemorated the sesquicentennial of this past week.

This would eb what Pickett's men were looking at when they stepped off for that fatefull charge July 3, 1863.

A Pickett Thing!  --Old Secesh

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