I was visiting Berryville this weekend to attend my niece’s wedding when I happened upon this statue at the Clarke County courthouse. My thought: That’s one way to handle the Confederate statue conundrum. Don’t take it down. But never prune the tree growing all around it. In a couple more years, the statue still will be there — it just won’t be visible.
I do say, the sight of that branch protruding between the fellow’s legs makes me a tad uncomfortable. The branch may explain the odd expression on his face!