Monday, April 19, 2004

A few days ago when I mentioned the Alamo, I forgot to mention that the phrase "Remember the Alamo" doesn't make me think about the actual building itself, but the scale model of the Alamo my brother built out of sugar cubes when he was in junior high. He did a good job. This was in the early 70s, and popular lore at the time was that drug dealers sold hits of LSD on sugar cubes, so my mother was afraid people were going to think she was running a drug lab when she got to the checkout with boxes and boxes of them. My brother's Alamo was such a hit that later, for another project, he built one of the Pyramids of Giza out of sugar cubes as well.

Anyway, yesterday's Raleigh News & Disturber had an article called "Remember A Different Alamo".

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