What the hell does "Fifty-four Fourty or Fight" mean? Well, I always saw it as a quilt block:

Like this one.

But, it's really about American history and an emphatic message from a past president.

It's my favorite block. I dunno why. Is it the threat? Is it the long-legged look of the star? Is it because I'm married to a navigator (now retired)? Is it the hotness of the phrase "manifest destiny" (no.)?


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