Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back from Charleston

Trip was good. Visited my uncles David and Michael, who retired there.

Ate fairly well. Not hard there for a pescatarian, especially one who grew up in Maryland eating crab every summer. Soo, my wife, who doesn't eat seafood, had more difficulty.

It was somewhat unnerving to see many statues and plaques dedicated to soldiers who died in "War between the states." I was constantly wondering if the recognition of the history of slavery was enough. Certainly, at times, it wasn't, though I did welcome several places where it was recognized. We went on a tour of a historic house. The downside of slavery was presented in one sentence of a 45 min (including walking time) recorded audio tour. Soo got the feeling it was even 'romanticized.'

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