31 December 2013

More On Calvin Coolidge, Old Virginia & Stern Puritans

My relic hunting partner, Doug Hill, recently sent me some related photos after I blogged about my great-grandfather, Confederate Veterans and legendary Swannanoa of the Blue Ridge. Note the reference to "Old Virginia" in the Richmond Times cartoon below and how Coolidge ostensibly preferred Old Virginia to New England - at least in this situation. It's also quite providential that the cartoon refers to New England being "stern" vs. the "romance and hospitality" of Virginia as fellow Virginian Robert Moore and I have been discussing some things related to those differences. What made the New England folks so "stern"? Could it be their Puritanism-morphed-into Unitarianism?




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