After yesterday's persistent rainfall, today is a beautiful day in south-central Alabama. Temperatures in the high-60s F., and not a cloud in the sky. After dropping MSgt Tom off at the airport, Grandma and I turned north to drive to Buffalo Valley, TN (near Al Gore's hometown of Carthage) where my aunt Kathy and other uncle Tom have a farm.
Across the street from Montgomery's capitol is the "First Confederate White House". Before Jefferson Davis moved his capitol to Richmond, Virginia, he lived in Montgomery, Alabama. The flag flying in the yard is the Confederate "Stars and Bars" -- the first national flag of the Confederate States of America. Since this flag was difficult to discriminate from the Union flag during battle conditions, the more familiar "Southern Cross" (with 13 stars instead of the original 7, accounting for the four additional states that seceded from the Union as well as the divided states of Kentucky and Missouri) was adopted for military operations.
After a pleasant drive back into Tennessee, Cal is leading Louisiana Tech 42-12 late in the 4th quarter while Dan at tdaxp's Cornhuskers are holding a precarious 10-7 lead over the trojans of 'sc...