Okay, so Amrhine’s a “Fredneck”
A reader sez:
I’m not sure writing for the Free-Lance Star qualifies as being a “distinguished columnist.” Have you ever *been* to Fredericksburg? I lived there for a year, and it’s one big strip mall surrounded by memorials to people who were traitors to the United States. The carpetbaggers from DC (like me) knew the bigotted locals as “Frednecks” (as opposed to the locals who just didn’t like Yankees; they were generally nice people, if a little lost in the past).
On the whole, I worked with a few wonderful folks, and had a few friends in the town (mostly, but not exclusively, from other places), but don’t miss living there in any way shape or form.