Friday, July 21, 2017

A Win Win Situation !

I've made over one thousand.

( and regardless of the voices from the Phantom Zone, it's not illegal )

And I have sent them to many compatriots across the United States.

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So if you get one in your change one day, and you are Offended, ( I WIN )

Or if you get one in your change and are Happy, ( I WIN )


While I was making a batch I found an error penny, the copper coating is incomplete --

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I did a bit of digging and found this --

Zinc cents with copper plating have been minted since the middle of 1982. Sometimes the plating is partially or completely missing, resulting in cents with a silvery looking surface on part or all of the coin.

Completely unplated $100.
95% plated $50.
50% plated $20.
10% plated $10.

Every time it rains, it rains - pennies from Heaven !

Have a Dixie Day !


Wednesday, July 19, 2017


For all you Yankee Bloggers !

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For, Kevin / Brooks / Andy and their Peanut Galleries !

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Another Rebel in the Family !

*William and *John Tatum were not the only Rebels in my family ---
(*Members of First Company Richmond Howitzers 1861 / 1865 )

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 " The State of Virginia never hesitated to recognize me as a Lieutenant in the Continental line for the war, nor did anyone who ever knew of my services and all."
Henry Tatum.

Henry Tatum was also, he was my G G G G Grand Father !

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Major Henry Tatum's Declaration

For the purpose of obtaining the benefits of an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the revolution," approved on the 15th of May
1828, I Henry Tatum lately of Chesterfield County, now of Richmond City and County of Henrico in the State of Virginia, do hereby declare that I was a Lieutenant in the Continental line
of the Army of the Revolution, and served as such during the War. I further declare that in the year 1776 I marched under Captain Ralph Faulkner as a Cadet, and in the latter part of that year I
received an Ensign's Commission, was attached to the 5th Virginia Regiment Charles Scott commander, which was reduced and I then was attached to the 3rd Regiment and became a
supernumerary by lot. 
Given under my hand this 22nd day of July 1828
S/ Henry Tatum

I guess when it comes to casting off a Tyrannical Government

The apples didn't fall far from the tree.
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It seems Henry was having a problem getting his pension --
you can see the correspondence HERE !
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yeah, Yea, Yeah ---


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Just a reminder, I "DO NOT" publish posts from anonymous !
Even if they are favorable !


Thursday, June 22, 2017

It won't stop ---

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                                                           "Think about this-

Its 1862. You are a wife, daughter, son, mother or father of a young Southern man who just grabbed the family musket and volunteered to offer his life in defense of your home. As weeks and months pass, you hear reports from around Richmond of the fighting that's taking place there. You pray every night and without end that God will protect your soldier. As Confederate Infantry Companies were organized by County, every family in your town or community is praying this same prayer.

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But alas, your soldier never returns. The day he left was the last time you saw him, heard his voice, felt his embrace, shook his hand or kissed his cheek. Now, he's gone never to return. He gave his life on the field of battle at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, New Hope Church or God knows where. You don't know the details, you just know he's gone and your life will never be the same as a result. There will always, until the end of your own days, be that void that cannot be filled. For the remainder of your life certain sounds, smells, scenery or other of life's occasions will remind you of him. The tears that come to your eyes when a thought of him crosses your mind may diminish, but they'll never completely go away. Into your old age that last vision of him walking away from your home, rifle in hand, will haunt you.

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This scene played itself out countless thousands of times across our land in the years between 1861 and 1865. Untold numbers of family members suffered this harsh reality as a result of that unnecessary war. They lost everything with the loss of just one loved one. Many families had several of these boys who never returned home. The people who suffered these losses were your family. They were your Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.

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The monuments erected across the South were in honor of these lost loved ones. They were placed in honor of young boys who fought bravely to defend the exact same principles their forefathers fought for in the war of Independence from Britain. But, they were also constructed to bring a sense of purpose to those left behind. To ease their loss, and to have some amount of pride in what they'd sacrificed. Think of these people, and put yourself in their place, as you witness the disgusting situation that took place in New Orleans now Orlando and more attacks are still coming.

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                                           They said it would stop at the Flag -----

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                    -but the truth is it will stop when our Confederate Ancestors are erased."

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( Post Text Credit DIXIE DIGGER)
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Friday, June 2, 2017

For our Korean Veterans ---

It took a few tries to get it right !

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I've been making coins for years, to be left at the graves of Veterans.

I made one that I'm going to place at my Dad's resting place.

If you would like one contact me at

Staying Positive !


( The coins are Not metal but are made out of oven baked clay )


Today I left a coin for the most important Veteran I Know !

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Remembering more Veterans ---

Remembrance coins for our--

Spanish American War Veterans !

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My thanks to Donald Caul for all he does !