IT IS A VERY BIG AND EXCITING DAY IN THE PINE POINT WOODS. This morning much screeching and caterwauling came from the eagles’ nest about 150 feet from the cabin.
TODAY IS ‘JUNETEENTH,’ also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day. It is the day in 1865 that, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed African American slaves in the Confederate states, they were finally, officially proclaimed to be free in the last and most remote slave state, Texas. Its meaning is therefore powerful.