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SWIFT'S SUMMER OF STADIUMS

The first round of dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour have been announced. She starts in Phoenix on 5/8, visits the Rose Bowl on 5/19, plays the New Jersey home of the Jets and Giants on 7/21 and hits Nashville on 8/25.

Messina Touring Group is presenting the Swift tour with AEG Presents in North America, and Live Nation overseas. Swift is expected to soon announce dates in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets for the North American leg go on sale to the general-public on 12/13. Registration is open and continues until 11/28.

Unlike many of her superstar peers, Swift is not bundling albums with tickets.

The tour dates:

5/8 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
5/12 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
5/19 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena
5/22 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle
5/25 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
6/2 – Soldier Field, Chicago
6/30 – Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.
7/7 – Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
7/10 – FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.
7/14 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
7/17 – First Energy Stadium, Cleveland
7/21 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
7/28 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
8/4 – Rogers Centre, Toronto
8/7 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
8/11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
8/14 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
8/18 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
8/25 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville
8/28 – Ford Field, Detroit
9/1 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
9/8 – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
9/15 – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
9/18 – The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis
9/22 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
9/29 – NRG Stadium, Houston
10/6 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Jordan Anderson or Jourdon Anderson (1825 – 1907) was an African-American former slave noted for a letter he dictated, known as “Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master”

It was addressed to his former master, Colonel P. H. Anderson, in response to the Colonel’s request that Jordan return to the plantation to help restore the farm after the disarray of the war. It has been described as a rare example of documented “slave humor” of the period and its deadpan style has been compared to the satire of Mark Twain.

Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865

To my Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir: I got your letter and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdan, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Col. Martin’s to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.

I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here; I get $25 a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy (the folks here call her Mrs. Anderson), and the children, Milly Jane and Grundy, go to school and are learning well; the teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday-School, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated; sometimes we overhear others saying, “Them colored people were slaves” down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks, but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Col. Anderson. Many darkies would have been proud, as I used to was, to call you master. Now, if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.

As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost- Marshal- General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you are sincerely disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years and Mandy twenty years. At $25 a month for me, and $2 a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to $11,680. Add to this the interest for the time our wages has been kept back and deduct what you paid for our clothing and three doctor’s visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams Express, in care of V. Winters, esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night, but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the Negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.

In answering this letter please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with poor Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve, and die if it comes to that, than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood, the great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.

P.S.—Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.

From your old servant, Jourdan Anderson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Anderson

CHAPTER ONE


SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSTATE I-90 WEST, 6 YEARS AGO

What people don’t tell you is that babies come with the answers. You spend the latter half of your pregnancy worrying, obsessing, jumping to the worst-case scenario. But when that baby comes out and looks into your eyes, they tell you who you are.

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Taylor Swift's reputation Stadium Tour

May 8 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ

people going: @r-putations, @bloodrunscolds

May 12 Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, CA

people going: @istay

May 19 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA

people going: @r-putations, @bloodrunscolds

May 22 CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA

people going: @andthatwasthefirstday, @kaitlan13

May 25 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO

June 2 Soldier Field Chicago, IL

people going: @eyeswiderthandistance, @lethegamesbegin

June 30 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY

July 7 Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH

July 10 FedEx Field Washington, DC

people going: @leeleefromthetrap

July 14 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

July 17 FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH

July 21 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ

people going: @r-putations

July 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA

people going: @foxboroughswift

August 4 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON

people going: @foxboroughswift, @r-putations

August 7 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA

August 11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA

people going: @morning-swift

August 14 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL

August 18 Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL

August 25 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN

people going: @bloodrunscolds

August 28 Ford Field Detroit, MI

people going: @eyeswiderthandistance

September 1 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN

people going: @lethegamesbegin

September 8 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO

September 15 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN

September 18 The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MO

September 22 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA

September 29 NRG Stadium Houston, TX

October 6 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX

people going: @sweeterthantaylorr, @bloodrunscolds

Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master 

by Jourdan Anderson

Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865

To my Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir: I got your letter and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdan, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Col. Martin’s to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.

I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here; I get $25 a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy (the folks here call her Mrs. Anderson), and the children, Milly Jane and Grundy, go to school and are learning well; the teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday-School, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated; sometimes we overhear others saying, “Them colored people were slaves” down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks, but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Col. Anderson. Many darkies would have been proud, as I used to was, to call you master. Now, if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.

As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost- Marshal- General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you are sincerely disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years and Mandy twenty years. At $25 a month for me, and $2 a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to $11,680. Add to this the interest for the time our wages has been kept back and deduct what you paid for our clothing and three doctor’s visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams Express, in care of V. Winters, esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night, but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the Negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.

In answering this letter please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with poor Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve, and die if it comes to that, than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood, the great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.

P.S.—Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.

From your old servant, Jourdan Anderson