Images supplied by author; collage by Elizabeth Frierson
April 6, 2011
Aunt Janet’s 50 Cents
On the eve of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, one writer questions the call of this moment
written by Stephanie Hunt
My great aunt Janet was all of four feet tall and maybe 85 pounds, but she raised monuments as if she herself were cut from stone. Janet was a Sunday school superintendent, renegade Montessori teacher, Girl Scout leader, and Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis’s most devoted disciple. Ever. In fact, with Janet’s ferocious rah-rah behind them, I’m thinking the ol’ Rebs still have a fighting chance.