Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 in the Books.

Well 2015 is in the books,
and we that respect and honor the Battle Flag have seen our beloved Flag 
take a beating in the public realm.

Our flags and monuments are under a vicious, renewed attack.
Mostly a knee-jerk reaction from the shootings in S.C.

Many flag haters have taken this opportunity to ride on the coat tails of the tragedy
 and advance their anti-flag / anti-Confederate agenda.

On the other hand in the private sector, we have seen a lot of folks come out and 
"Advance The Colors"

Flag rallies where hundreds of people have flown the colors
 and people offering their land for flag raising to the VA Flaggers.

I'm praying that in 2016 the True Spirit of the Battle Flag will grow !

Let's work together and save our Heritage !

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


“While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave. These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America’s military, & these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.

A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier’s family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.

A nickel indicates that you & the deceased trained at boot camp together,while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed. According to tradition, the money le ft at graves in national cemeteries & state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, & the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

In the U.S., this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier’s family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war. Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a “down payment” to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men & women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire. ”

A simple sentiment of honor and thanks to fallen heroes.  Let us never forget the price paid to have the freedoms we enjoy everyday

(Text From

That's where I got the idea to make and place the remember coins.


In Gaffney, South Carolina.
Susan Hathaway placed a few REMEMBER coins --

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

OH VIRGINIA ! How you have fallen !

My first ancestor to came to Virginia came in 1619,
and we have had a continuous presence in the state since that time.

I've always been proud to be a Virginian and can think of no other place I'd rather live.

But recent actions taken by the Scalawags and Carpetbaggers who hold office within the state Government at all levels have brought shame to my once proud Virginia.

The Virginia state holiday Lee-Jackson Day will no longer be observed in Charlottesville.

My Governor Terry McAuliffe, a carpetbagger from NY.

Has removed the CBF emblem from state issued car tags for members of the SCV.
A shameful act of political correctness prompted by the murders in SC.

The  Scalawag mayor in Portsmouth VA
Mayor Kenneth Wright
 Kenneth I. Wright

 is trying to have the Confederate Monument removed.

Portsmouth, Virginia (8596805587).jpg
Once again a reaction the SC murders.

Now the Attorney General of VA
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Mark R. Herring
 announced Tuesday that the commonwealth 
will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, 

As a life long Virginian,
 I'm proud of her past, 
ashamed of the present,
 and praying for her future.


I just checked, I'm an 11th generation Virginian.
And although I'm disappointed and saddened by recent events I still love Virginia.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Put your money where your mouth is ---

Recently Brooks Simpson made a post entitled

Trouble in Danville?

Typical Simpson trash talking, His prophet of Doom stuff.

I tell ya what Brooks I got $20 that says the Flags and Poles stay in place.

Let's give it 90 days, 
I will donate the Twenty Dollars to the charity of your choice
 if the poles or flags in Danville that are mentioned in your post have to come down.
(As a result of the complaints.)

If they stay up you donate 20 bucks to the  Virginia Flaggers.

What ya say Brooks ?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Mouthy Yankee goes to Jail !

Picture by Teresa Stancil-Brown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A woman from Buffalo, New York, was arrested while yelling at people attending a Statehouse rally organized by the South Carolina Secessionist Party.

The Department of Public Safety says 27-year-old Jatonia Devina Sanford was arrested Sunday on charges of public disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.

Sanford was arrested after continuing to shout obscenities after officers asked her to stop cursing.

Law enforcement officers on Statehouse grounds far outnumbered those gathered for the Sovereignty Day Rally commemorating the 155th anniversary of South Carolina adopting its Ordinance of Secession.

Roughly 50 supporters gathered to listen to H.K. Edgerton, an African-American Southern heritage activist who carried the Confederate flag. There were no other speakers.

Sanford was among about 10 people who were there to oppose the event and the Confederate flag.

( Story from--

Friday, December 18, 2015

Removing Racist images ---

As long as their going about removing, Racist / White Supremacist images
what about --

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Has the "Fat Lady" Sung ?

Va. lawmaker files bill to bring back license plates with Confederate flag.

( Story from Richmond Times Dispatch)

A state senator wants to return the Confederate battle flag to government-issued license plates after Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the flag emblem removed.

Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr., a Republican from Southwest Virginia, has filed a bill to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to use a battle-flag logo on the group's specialty plate, the same logo McAuliffe directed the state to phase out last summer.

"I think it goes too far to ban it," Carrico, R-Grayson, said in an interview. "I'm not a racist, but I believe we learn from our mistakes and our accomplishments and if we start erasing history with this, where do we stop?"

The governor ordered the Confederate logo off state plates in June, calling its display "unnecessarily divisive and hurtful." The move came as leaders across the South grappled with Confederate symbols in the wake of the racially motivated killings of nine African-American churchgoers in South Carolina.

Carrico's proposal shows there will be some level of legislative involvement in a heated debate involving race, history and free speech. But the bill faces long odds, largely due to the fact that the General Assembly never intended to allow the Confederate-flag plates to begin with.

House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, has said the flag should not be on state-issued plates, a position his office retierated when asked about Carrico's legislation.

"The speaker believes the General Assembly got it right when it passed the original law in 1999, which did not allow for the use of the battle flag emblem," said Howell spokesman Matt Moran.

If Carrico's proposal were to pass the General Assembly, McAuliffe would veto it, according to the governor's office.

"The governor made it clear that there is no place for hurtful and divisive symbols on Virginia license plates," said McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy. "If legislation to return the Confederate flag to the plates passes, he will veto it the day it reaches his desk."

After McAuliffe's announcement, Carrico said, the senator asked his Facebook followers to weigh in on the license-plate issue. The response, he said, was clear.

"They feel that the governor went too far," Carrico said. "And I represent my district first and foremost."

Virginia, which offers more than 200 specialty plate designs, was forced to issue license plates with the SCV's Confederate-flag logo by a federal court order in 2002 after the group argued that denial violated its members' free-speech rights. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a separate case this summer cleared the way for the McAuliffe administration to phase out the plates and have the earlier court order dissolved.

Carrico's bill amends the original legislation that created the SCV plates to remove language prohibiting any logo or emblem from being incorporated into the plate design. That prohibition was key to the state's successful argument in federal court that, because the Supreme Court ruled that specialty plates represent government speech, the state should be allowed to recall the controversial plates.

The group's members haven't been eager to surrender their plates.

As of late October, about 200 sets of plates had been mailed back to the Department of Motor Vehicles out of roughly 1,600 in circulation. The old plates expired in early October, and SCV members were encouraged to swap them out for new plates that included the group's name, but not the logo.

Though the SCV failed to stop the recall in court, The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, has filed a new legal challenge in Brunswick County Circuit Court on behalf of Leonard Tracy Clary, the head of the SCV's Virginia division.

"We certainly hope that the situation can be reversed," Clary said. "We feel like we've been discriminated against. Other organizations have been allowed to display their logo on the license plates. And we're not."

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr


It's nice to see an Elected Official who refuses to cave in to the P.C. Leftist
and has the Testicular Fortitude to try to do something.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cedar Hill 12 /16 / 2015

I had a few minutes today so I went by Cedar Hill in Suffolk VA, to thank a few more Confederate Soldiers --

I always stop by the Tom Smith Monument

I was happy to see the Flag and Coin my grandson placed were still in place.
I then set out to REMEMBER a few Veterans --


If you are new to knowing me, I make "Remember Coins"
And leave them at the resting places of Confederate Soldiers.


                             William P. Moore                             
24th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, Private
Moore was born September 23, 1812. He died October 7, 1879 

                 Jesse Parker                               
13th Virginia Cavalry, Company C, Private


              James M. Bailey                              
16th Virginia Infantry, Company B, 4th Cpl. later 2nd Lieutenant.
Bailey was born in 1839, the son of James and Ann Bailey, He was
wounded at the Crater on July 30 and died of his wounds August 8,


                    Robert Henry Riddick                           
13th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, Private
Riddick was born ca. 1839.

James E. Jenkins             
24th Virginia Cavalry, Secretary to General Dearing
Jenkins was born in 1824. He attended William and Mary College
and became a lawyer. Jenkins died September 15, 1868 and was
given a Masonic funeral at the Methodist Church in Suffolk.

And I placed a few coins at the UDC's Monuments--

I consider it time well spent.

And I shall continue to visit and say thank you, to the Men who put it all on the line .

Monday, December 14, 2015

Confederate Teamwork.

I can't get to all the places I'd like, but  teamwork prevails!

My friend Susan had a chance to place a few REMEMBER Coins.

The Stonewall of the West !


The only Confederate buried on the Chickamauga Battle Field.
 Remembrance coin and flag left in memory of Private Ingraham.

Thanks Susan, for helping me honor our Confederate Soldiers by placing the coins !

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fantastic !

It's getting hard to find anything Confederate,

But my good friend Wayne Rowe sent me a Christmas card I gotta share--

A wonderful card  Thanks Wayne,

Here is the web site to find more ---

Go by and take a look, if your cards are done for this year

Get some for next year !

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Teach your (Grand) Children Well !

My Grandson spent the night, so early this morning we went to Cedar Hill Cemetery and said thank you to some Confederate soldiers, My Grandson J.C. is five, kinda young for a history lesson,
 but I don't think too young.

Our first visit was to Mr Darden --

I've visited him before ---

But today we left him a new coin and Flag,

I was happy to see the coin I placed last time was still there.

Then we stopped by to see the Tom Smith monument,

J.C. Carried the flag and coin --

J.C. Placed a flag

Posed for a picture

Then placed a Remember coin !

Our last stop was at Mr Turnley's resting spot

He got a new flag and a new coin also --

I told my Grandson about the men we had visited and why we gave them Flag's and Coins,

I think he understood as well as a five year old could.

Now if I could just get the "Floggers" to understand half as good as J.C. did !

Thursday, December 3, 2015

"David Tatum, another infrequent blogger".-----

It  seems Brooks Simpson thinks I was fooled by this ---

Well not this picture,  this is the one I used MS. Paint on, 
which is the same program used to create  this one ---

Notice the holes in the lettering ?
When you use the "Spray Can" brush in MS. Paint that's what you get!

As soon as I saw the original post I knew what it was --

So the comment I left at Connie's blog was a statement of fact that  still rings true--

"I'm willing to take all the currency with the pictures of dead racist presidents and dispose of it in a fitting manor !"

As for me being an  " infrequent blogger" -- I blog when I have time, and feel like doing so.
And 95% of the time I ignore Fools like Simpson and try to stay positive by making things like
"Remember" coins

I make the coins to be left at the graves of Confederate Soldiers

I also use the coins as tops for ribbons that I make for people --

I made this ribbon for my best friend of 51 years who recently passed away.

I have also made molds for others to use to make the coins with.

And all of the coins, molds and ribbons are made "Non Profit"

I don't make a penny off them, I do it to honor our Confederate Soldiers.

Staying positive as best I can ! But staying busy and Honoring Confederates.

I may not blog as often as others, but my bus runs on its own time table !

Have a nice day Brooks !