Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bringing up the Rear.

I was unable to attend the
Memorial Day Ceremony at Ceder Hill this year.

So I went this morning.

It was overcast and muggy, a good day to stay inside in the A/C.

But I ventured out with a pocket full of the new design
Remember Tokens I am making.

The SCV and UDC had all the graves marked with Flags.
I instantly knew there would be many who did not get a Cross of Honor token.

But I gave out what I had.

Staying Positive !

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 !


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 - Heed 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 --

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