Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Family Treasure !

My Grand Children Decorated this Tree and Gave it to me for Christmas !

One of the best presents I have ever gotten !

Thanks Emma, and JC.

My original post had a Lincoln penny for size comparison, I got to thinking somebody will say something, so I did it again with a Confederate penny !

Monday, December 16, 2013

Twas a night before Christmas !

Twas a night before Christmas, and in cyber land,
No Floggers were blogging, and calling me "Klan"
It seems that ol Kevin was leaving HK. alone -
And Rob Baker from Georgia, was silent as stone.
While drinking my coffee, and taking a sip
I saw not one single word from the "LibertyLip"
And that guy named Al Mackey, as he seldom will do,
Had sealed his mouth shut, with fresh Crazy Glue !
Not one word from Corey, the habitual liar,
I guess he was warming his feet by the fire.
And it was quiet strange there was no Andy Hall
Had he slipped on the steps and taken a fall ?
And from Babblin Brooks Simpson, not one single word,
I thought to myself, it's nice but absurd---

No Mackey, No Sideshow, No Kevin or Andy
No Corey, or Simpson, I felt this was Dandy !

So I counted my blessings, and I turned off the light,
Merry Christmas to Y'all, & Y'all have a goodnight !

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I am only one !

William Henry Tatum

"I might say to myself, I am only one, I will not be missed, but ought we to allow such selfish considerations to govern us, our whole army is made up of individuals and suppose each was to say the same" -  part of a letter dated - 2/10/1862

David Tatum Jr.

" I am only one, and I will continue to '
Forward The Colors
For as long as God will allow"

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Fight Continues !

I really like the picture below.

Two men locked in a life or death struggle for the Battle Flag. This is one of my favorite images.

This picture got me to thinking about "Today's"  struggle over the Battle Flag.

It's no longer a life or death thing, in the physical sense. But the struggle is just as strong in the Heritage sense.

Many people are trying to eradicate the display of the flag, (and all things Southern)  so it is a very trying time for all who hold the memory of our ancestors in their heart.

We have to fight the negative images  of the KKK, Skin Heads, who abuse the true meaning of the flag, as well as the folks from the 1950s and 60s who used the flag as a tool of intimidation because they were opposed to segregation.

And now we also have the Cyber Battle with folks who wish to paint an intricate subject with one stroke of a very broad paint brush.

We are not all Klan, or Racist Hate Mongers. We are in many cases the descendants of the men who fought to save their homes from an invading army. Brave men and women who when Duty Called, went to the front lines and gave all they had to save their Country, Homes, and Families.

I will however cease to fight for the flag one day, When I quit Breathing !