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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Front and back covers of J. Beauregard Horsepasture's Guidebook and Dixie Dictionary
What with the discovery of NEW writings by his contemporary J. D. Salinger in the news today, I thought it fitten' to showcase the work of another influential ( on ME, at least ) mid-Twentieth Century author, the redoubtable Col. J. Beauregard Horsepasture, whose slim tome was once found in Stuckey's, Horne's and all other fine souvenir shops across the late Confederate States during and for long after the Civil War Centennial. Since this DOES have a copywright, I hope I'm not violating any laws by posting it here in its entirety; however if there's a problem the moderator may remove it; considering the Col. has by now likely gone to his "just reward", I wouldn't want his executors to be put out.
Perhaps oddly enough ( or maybe just a coincidence ), this publication appears to have NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER with that "Other" Confederate Air Force which this may in fact predate. Or as the Colonel himself likely would say, It's a JOKE - I say, it's a JOKE, Son.
Due to the length and breadth of the Colonel's extensive knowledge of the subject, I find I have to break this up into more than one part due to constraints of space. Please have patience, readers!