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I like the way Mr. Confederate patriot cares for his flags. But maybe he's making a subtle statement that the U.S, is is as faded as the Confederacy or something... Or maybe he's just a bigot too lazy or cheap to replace his cracker flag and old glory.
I am so ashamed to see that confederate flag flying so prominently. I grew up in that lovely neighborhood in the 70s and 80s and it was nothing like that. Unfortunately, the neighborhood barely resembles the family community for which I have such fond memories. Things went sorely downhill thanks to the massive apartment complex built by Harold Farb on Airport Blvd that eventually fell into major disrepair and became a haven for drug dealers.
Don't worry dear, while the Confederate flag may have been a lone example in there, the rainbow was hardly was. The landscape was dotted with them. Once the Gays get a hold of a neighborhood they always bring it up, and that is already well under way in Glenbrook Valley!
To anonymous...your memories and impressions of the good ol' days may not serve you so well. Its my understanding that the guy with the confederate flag is part of the old school, 1970s or before. He doesn't welcome the new types of families that are moving in...which are perhaps better represented by the rainbow flag. While so many are wasting time lamenting Glenbrook Valley's glory days, something amazing is happening there right now. One by one, the best houses in the neighborhood are being snapped up by open minded, educated people who respect the history of the neighborhood from its origins to now. These newer families come in both the traditional and modern varieties...mixed race, same sex, young straight marrieds (with and without children), empty nesters etc...I think the point of the Robert Boyd comment may sum it up best...the old flag represents a fading ideology...and I say the brand new colorful flags represent the growing fresh attitude and varied composition of the new residents.With this kind of positive momentum and the growing number of supportive residents, Glenbrook Valley is going to be better than it was in its glory days. Don B.
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