African-American expressions from August Wilson

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 23 01:40:06 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> "Three Time Seven Blues", and the
> suggestion that it simply means "21 or over", thus capable of and
> permitted to make choices freely as an adult.

Exactly so, almost as in "free, white, and twenty-one."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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