January 19, 1861

On January 19, 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. They said all the cool kids were doing it. They weren’t. It was the usually quartet of troublemakers South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. You know, the ones that sit in the back of the classroom and refuse to do any homework and complain every time they’re told to read a book. Georgia decided to cut class with the smokers to ‘protest’ giving up something they knew was wrong. They even told the principal, ‘You’re not my real dad.’ As part of their punishment, besides the paddling, Georgia was put into ‘time-out’ for six years after their bad behavior.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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