Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This is what I came up with ---

I tried numerous styles --


and paint combinations


I even stumbled across a way to make em look old


I wanted to go this way


But Decided on this ---


A Brass and Silver Paint combination !

Leaving the material in between the Cross Blades
lets me do a two tone paint that makes the Cross stand out.

Not too large and I feel they will be a fitting token for our ancestors.

Staying Positive !





Sunday, May 22, 2016

Something Old, Something New --



Well I'm trying something new !
I've made over 1.000 remember coins.


And they are now on the Graves of Confederate Soldiers
all across the South !

I'm honored that folks think they are good enough to place on our 
Confederate ancestors resting spots.

However !

I wanted to try something New,
So I purchased a small Cross of Honor Medal and made a copy --




The First batch came out OK,
but I know I can do better.


Our ancestors who gave so much deserve no less than
the Best I can do !


STAYING POSITIVE !

Update !

I received a comment from Corey / Champ Livingston --

"So does one have the rights to use those like you do. 
I sure someone has a copyright on those medals, do you have permission?" 

"BOY you're as Dumb as a Bag Of Hammers !"



I tell ya what, Contact the U.D.C.
and report me if you're so sure !

Here is the link -- UDC Contact

Once again you've proven your shoe size exceeds your IQ.

Corey  / Champ - Head the words of Mark Twain --

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A man of Honor ?

Hey Champ  "Chump" remember this --?


Yeah Buddy, that's the mark of Yankee integrity !
(punch a woman in the nose)

All you Yankee Bloggers remember --
"HE'S ONE OF YOUR'S"

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Something NEW - ( sort of )


Well being partially retired has given me time to try new stuff !

My latest project is fashioned after military medals --


I started out with some coins I made with the VA State Seal on them --

First I had to copy the seal off a Challenge coin !


Then I made a batch of them.

I had the coins made but still didn't know what to do with them.
 I wanted to come up with something different.

Then I saw this picture of the Ceremony at Oakwood.


The light came on !

A military style medal !

This is what I came up with !

Nothing fancy, just something to say thanks to the Virginia Flaggers !

I'm still tinkering around with the design !


But like I was taught by a good friend --
I'm Staying Positive !  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

100,000 Plus


Last night around 10:00 PM
This Blog had it's 100,000th visitor !


Thank's to all who came by !


I promise to "Keep It Flying"


I Promise to Remember and Honor !



Dave Tatum

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A statue for the common man.


With all the fuss over the Lee statue in C-Ville it's easy to overlook another.

The Statue for the common man.


Not a general, but the average man. Who put his life on the line to stop an invading army !

William Meade Dame explains the Average man very well --


WILLIAM MEADE DAME, D. D.
Private, First Company Richmond Howitzers

In 1861 a ringing call came to the manhood of the South. The world knows how the men of the South answered that call. Dropping everything, they came from mountains, valleys and plains—from Maryland to Texas, they eagerly crowded to the front, and stood to arms. What for? What moved them? What was in their minds?

Shallow-minded writers have tried hard to make it appear that slavery was the cause of that war; that the Southern men fought to keep their slaves. They utterly miss the point, or purposely pervert the truth.

In days gone by, the theological schoolmen held hot contention over the question as to the kind of wood the Cross of Calvary was made from. In their zeal over this trivial matter, they lost sight of the great thing that did matter; the mighty transaction, and purpose displayed upon that Cross.

Just read what is on the statue !


Pretty poignant wording !


Notice the VA Seal at the Bottom !


Just in case the P.C. crowd succeeds in having the Lee statue removed,
I have no doubt the one in front of the court house will go also.

But "IF" they have success I have a small piece they can't take !
Using clay and plaster of Paris I made a copy of the Emblem.

God Bless the Defenders of Virginia !