September 2, 2017
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I posted the picture of Jen and the girls on an outcrop of
Lookout Mountain, a spot of incredible natural beauty overlooking
the Tennessee River, and also the site of an important Civil War battle.
My friend Tim, an enthusiastic student of the Civil War, wishing to
note my presence at the battle site and noting that General Joe Hooker
redeemed his reputation at that battle, commented, "Hooker wasn't completely
I wondered how others who follow me, who know little and care less about the
Civil War or Joe Hooker, might interpret Tim's comment posted below my three girls.
So I also posted, "Of course, Tim is referring to General Joe Hooker, a hero of the
Battle of Lookout Mountain, and not anyone
visible in the photo."