I was wondering about redneck history, so I did a little research.
Redneck is often used as a derogatory term for rural white Americans that are seen as low class, poor, and uneducated.
The term was originally used to characterize farmers, because they often had sunburns on the back of their necks from spending hours working in the fields.
In the early 1900s, the word “redneck” was used to designate a political faction within the democratic party. Supporters of this faction wore red bandanas to rallies and other events.
Today, the word isn’t always used in a negative way. It can be used to describe anyone that lives in a rural area, enjoys being outdoors, or drives a truck.
Oscar Mayer was originally from Bavaria. He moved to America when he was 14 years old. Oscar Mayer worked in Detroit as a butcher boy. After moving to Chicago, he started working in retail. Oscar Mayer, opened his first shop in 1883 and his products quickly became an American staple.
I do enjoy reading the classics. A few of my favorites are:
- Great Expectations
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
However, there are a few that I just can’t stand. I don’t get the appeal.
- Jane Eyre
- Moby Dick
- Canterbury Tales
How about you? Do you enjoy reading the classics? Are there any classics that you hate reading?
The Huntsville Museum of Art has WWI propaganda posters on display.
The posters were designed to elicit an emotional response from people, so they would buy bonds and financially support the war.
I hope everyone is able to enjoy the fruits of their labor today.