By Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- I was freshly in from the cold rainy highlands of Scotland enjoying a hot Virginia summer day at the Little Creek, US Navy base swimming pool.
I was all of eleven years old and trying to talk to a girl also swimming at the base pool. As we spoke her better looking friend swam up and yelled at me for trying to speak to the lesser attractive of the two.
I do not know what the pretty one’s problem was, but when she announced that “I was uglier than homemade sin” I understood the conversation was over.
I am from Iowa, but between my father’s Navy career, my Air Force career and my wife’s Air Force career I have lived approximately one third of my live in the south. Studying history in junior high and high school in Virginia and South Carolina meant learning revisionist southern …read more