Remember a while back the Ice Bucket Challenge was going around ?
Well I got a new challenge for ya !
The Soap Bucket Challenge !
First thing you need is a bucket of Soapy Water.
Then go find a Confederate Tombstone !
I found this one at Ceder Hill Cemetery in Suffolk VA.
It still had the Remember Coin I placed a while back !
And had mildew starting to form on it.
Then take your bucket of Soapy Water - with mild soap and a soft brush --
And give it a good scrubbing !
It ain't Rocket Science !
( I left a new coin)
If you are up for the challenge, and you Document it, Take some pictures,
I will send you a free REMEMBER COIN to place at the grave.
Get off Facebook, get into the real world and make a difference.
Are you willing to take the Challenge ?
Check the type of soap you use -
You can use a non-ionic detergent (mix an ounce of the detergent in a gallon of water) because unlike most other detergents, it does not cause the deposition of soluble salts on the gravestone. You can find non-ionic detergents at janitorial, photographic, and conservation supplies.
And give the stone a good rinse ! with clean water.
I checked out cleaners that are OK to use on Tombstones, guess what I found ?
A non-ionic detergent =
Dawn Professional Liquid Detergent - about 5 bucks at Staples !
Yeeeesh, not content with the movement to erase all things Confederate from public property
the attack now moves to private property !
Well Bubba I keep putting up flags --
My Front Yard
The end of my driveway.
An earlier picture of the same flag I posted on F/B got this comment from a flogger --
" David, I see on Facebook and Twitter that you are flying your 13 star 1st National at your house...well on the power/telephone companies pole. Do you have permission to do that? Just curious. I wonder if they would approve...might have to email them. "
My name is David Tatum Jr. I was born in Maryview hospital in 1954. I've lived at several locations in Portsmouth, I work in Portsmouth, I shop in Portsmouth, so don't let the fact that I currently live in Suffolk have any less effect than if I were able to vote in Portsmouth.
Your recent support to remove the Confederate monument on High Street is like a blind man playing Frisbee, you got hit with something you didn't see coming.