Lived in Ky all my life, been subjected to a good deal of hostility about the war, in some places feelings run deep even after all this time. Grew up hearing a lot of pre concieved ideas about people from different areas, but if you pay attention pretty soon you learn there is good and bad in all walks of life every where you go.
The character of the area where I live has changed for the worse since I was a child, a lot of the southern charm and hospitality is not as prevalent as it once was but is still around. Why, I don't really know. After traveling a bit I soon realized there are "Rednecks" on both sides of the river.
Most of the members on this forum are predominantly fron the North and I have to say are helpful, kind and generous. I cirtainly have a new found appreciation for our northern neigbors, great coal and fine beer! Thanks guys!
The worst thing that ever happened to the south, as far as the war is concerned, was the assasination of president Lincoln, reconstruction took a 180* turn and the aftermath was the reason for so much hatred of anyone from the North.
Most people when unhappy or dissatisfied with life look for something to place the blame on, see it all the time and when we are taught that as children some times it sticks.
The war is over and probably could have been avoided anyway. Water long past under the bridge.
An old saying around here is
"Whats the difference between a Yankee and a damned Yankee?
A Yankee eventually go's home!
Just kidding, when you come bring a case or two of Yuengling. We'll celebrate the end of the war together.