Friday, December 2, 2011

Quote of the Day


I'm back. Was trying to think of a quote about St. Louis and the only one that comes to mind is Confederate General Sterling Price's comment, when asked if he could take the city.

"I don't know as I can take St. Louis," he replied, "But if you give me some Louisiana troops I will undertake to steal it."

8 comments:

Dylanarman said...
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Maureen said...

I think that I must begin to read American history - I know so little about it! Can you recommend a good basic book to begin with?

Shay said...

For the American Civil War, James McPherson's Pulitzer prize-winner,The Battle Cry of Freedom.

I'm a major Bruce Catton geek, but I would have to recommend at least three of his. If you only have time to read one book, TBCOF is the one to read.

Pat aka Posh said...

I was so surprised to see a pic of my city LOL

Shay said...

I was staying at the (ahem!) Ritz-Carlton.

Pat aka Posh said...

Did you check out the casino? :)

Shay said...

No, didn't stray too far from the conference, plus I'm not much for casinos.

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

StL is my fair city. Hope you had a good time!