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Pullman herald. [volume] (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]) 1888-1989, May 28, 1920, Second Section, Image 12

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Drawn from the
wood, at
The City Club
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LILACS just turned
purple out by the
front gate and the
dew still wet On
the green grass,
the faint strains
of band music
drifting out above
the maples of the
town and a flag
draped out on the
porch. It's been
a good many years now, but each time
the day comes around I'm back there
In fancy. *
There's no use going back any more
—except in fancy. For the little white
haired man who hung out the flag
every Decoration day morning isn't
there any more; strangers would be
sitting on the front porch. There
wasn't much sentiment in his makeup
shout most things, but he never missed
hanging out that flag. He'd fought
for it. A thousand times — now that
It's too late — I've been sorry I didn't
take more Interest when he tried to
tell me about those days.
Somehow, on those days, the sky
seemed a bluer blue when the words
of the speaker at the "Monument of
the Unknown Dead" were carried off
by the faint breeze that muffled, too,
the song of the quartette and the
music of the village band. But close'
in ray ears were the chirps of the In
sects in the bluegrass and the tweet
of the robins that hopped about in
the branches of the evergreens.
There was one teacher we had who
took her work seriously, She is gone
now. too, but In those days her eyes
(lashed vitality and the color came and
went in her cheeks as she interpreted
mr history lessons. She was at her
best when she told us of the treachery
>f Benedict Arnold, the man who
thought more of personal ease and
comfort than he did of his country at
a time when its existence was in
leopardy. How she taught us to hate
Benedict Arnold and nil that his name
•food for!
Yet she was mistaken about there
being no more wars. One February
lay the Chicago papers that did not
reach us until noon told about the
jinking of the Maine. I can see my
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older brother as he came home from
Where lie was working downtown and
told my father and mother what he
had don«enlisted in the local militia
company. My mother didn't say any
thing. She went back to the kitchen
and pretended that something was
keeping her very busy, but ray father
crossed to the closet where he kept
his civil war relics—his discharge pa
pers, his badges, a dagger taken from
a Confederate foe. I wonder how the
people who have since moved in ami
moved out of that old house have
used that closet
It wasn't much of a war, but along
in July they started to ship some of
the hoys in those thick, hot uniforms
back from Chickamauga. They
shipped them back on cots, and when
they lifted them off the train they
were such skeletons we hardly recog
nized them. At least half had typhoid
fever before the last of them, drib
bling home by handfuls. had returned.
Six of them died. The insanitary
camp had proven as disastrous as any
enemy bullets, Our boys, "brave as
the bravest." were unprepared for the
strenuousness of war.
My brother didn't come back on a
eot, but he came back with the color
gone for good from his cheeks, and
where ii had been easy for him to
laugh before he now made unsuccess-
fill attempts. And yet he came back
uncomplaining. He sat around the
house for a day or two. I remember
the nights were beginning to get cool
right after school, the tomato vines
had already been frosted, and the yard
was littered with fallen maple leaves.
Then be went about it to pick up the
threads of life where they bad been
broken. No—no country could lick
the United States. History had re
And the years passed. I remember
going back home once along about
Decoration day. The old place had
run down a good deal and things bad
changed; I noticed the gray hair on
father's head when he came in from
the garden and took off his hat; I no
ticed mother limp as she nervously
pottered about to tidy up the rooms
as a tribute to my unexpected arrival.
For a long time they had been alone
now— the two of them. I had
been down South, down in the old
"Well," said my father, going over
to the sink to wash his hands, "you've
come home. When I call upstairs for
you now in the mornings I'll get an
answer. Mother will tell you I call up
there every morning just the same,
even though I know there's no one
there. Maybe you can help me weed
my garden, .my back's pretty lame
from getting down among those onions.
And the lawn ought to be mowed. To
morrow's Decoration day and the
parade will be going past here."
"That's something I've missed these
last two years," I said. "Do they still
keep it going?"
The look that came into their
faces! .
"Still keep it going?" my mother
gasped. "What kind of teachings did
you pick up down there?"
"They were all "right, mother." I as
sured her, "but I never heard 'March
ing Through Georgia' sung at all and
they did show me how there was a
good deal of bunk in 'Uncle Tom's
Cabin' and there wasn't much para
dise about those Northern prisons
either, I learned. Hut I was sitting
out on the porch this morning watch
ing the automobiles go by. Most of
them were driven by folks who have
only been over in America a few years
—folks who came over here and picked
out the land that's jumped to such a
high price. It struck me how you hail
grubbed along here as pioneers, put
tin;: up with all the hardships, driv
ing 80 miles for flour while you waited
for the railroad and going through all
sorts of privation. And now the coun
try around here's settledtwo-thirds
of It by foreigners who haven't yet lost
their old country accent —and Where's
your part of the results? Maybe
you've given too much thought to your
war relics and the state encampments
of the G. A. K. and the Lincoln's
birthday meeting and nil that stuff.
It seems to me—"
"My boy," my father began in a
tone that told me bis fighting blood
was up, "if you'd given the best four
years of your life fighting for some
thing as we bad to light you'd feel
differently about it. Maybe I didn't
realize fully what it meant when I
went in— was only eighteen —but I
knew what I was fighting for by the
time we stopped that charge at Get
tysburg. We had 'copperheads' then
—folks who said the war was foolish
and stayed home to make profit from
it. It's all vague to you—you came so
long afterward. You can't understand
how we old fellows feel when we come
across one another wearing tbe little
bronze button, but I wouldn't exchange
my little bronze button for all the au J
tomoblles In the countyl"
Yes, there's strangers living in the
old house now. ' They've probably
changed things around a lot; it was
pretty old-fashioned inside. The last
time I went by It I couldn't stand to
take any more than Just a hurried
glance in its direction, but I saw
they'd cut down the lilac bushes. Yet
I fancy they hang out a flag on the old
porch on Decoration day morning.
They'd have to; his spirit would make
them do It.—Chicago Tribune.
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