Continuing the OT drift with the bad ole days. . .
Bad, but not so old. As of four years ago, when I was still working for the Texas Dept. of Health, we had holidays for MLK Day and Confederate Heroes Day in the same week. I thought the latter was strategically placed in reaction to the former, but apparently it coincided with Robert E. Lee's birthday.
One year, MLK and Confederate Heroes were observed on the same day. I had a boss who said he was going to celebrate Confederate Heroes Day while I celebrated MLK Day. But of course, he was just a believer in States' Rights [wink, wink]. This was the same guy who claimed that he re-enlisted during Vietnam to go back, because it was so much fun.
Ever wonder where stereotypes of state employees (and Texans, for that matter) get started?