Sunday, July 31, 2016

Continuing to Honor !

The small "coins" I make are continuing to get around !

 All are placed with love--

Some names are well known !

Many are not !

Thanks to all who use the coins.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Remember When ?

Remember when the First Flag went up in Chester ?

I made a video of the flag going up = Here

The floggers all said it couldn't be seen 

Levin's Post = Here

Simpson's Post ( one of many) = HERE

And in all truth it was a bit tough to see -
Virginia Flaggers

but after some site work it got better !



From highway 29 right after the raising


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Don't do the crime -----

Well well 13 protesters in Richmond VA got locked up for blocking traffic on I-95


Those arrested are:
Anthony D. Beck, 24, of Weed, Calif.;
Nina B. Cohen, 49, of State College, Pa.;
Donna L. Gasapo, 42, of Charlottesville;
Angelica S. Demarco Jaffe, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Julia Griffin, 21, of Sparks Glencoe, Md.;
Katherine M. Martin, 30, of Alpharetta, Ga.;
Sapphyre K. Miria, 37, of the town of Buchanan;
Luis A. Oyola, 26, of Charlottesville;
Frances Richards, 61, of Charlottesville;
Brandon J. Taylor, 21, of Hampton, N.J.;
Evan S. Viglietta, 39, of Charlottesville;
Ryan L. Whitcomb, 27, of Charlottesville; and
Whitney Renee Whiting, 32, of Richmond.

Well they took a "CHANCE" and ---

And guess what,-- someone is Boo Hooing and wanting help $

Excuse the language, but consider the source !

9 HOURS !!!!
NO FOOD ?????
ONLY $744 ???

All I can say is  ---

Robert Blake Baretta 1977.JPG
"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time ! "

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Of all the places ---

A lot of folks deny they existed.

But they keep popping up !

You know those "Pesky" BLACK CONFEDERATES.

Well Mr Middleton has appeared, 
and of all the places he could have been, he popped up at 

The  Emanuel AME's cemetery for veterans.

For reasons unknown to church leaders, the Black Confederate soldier was laid to rest in the sacred soil of Mother Emanuel."

Polly Sheppard an an unofficial cemetery historian for Emanuel AME says --

"This is where he belongs, I think maybe he might have been a member, or maybe not. But, I'm fine having him here."

Well God Bless you Mr. Middleton. 
Thank you for your service and commitment. 

You can find more on the story HERE.

Someone sent me an older story
see it -- HERE

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Harahan woman charged.

From the Web ---

Madelyn Christina

Harahan woman booked on theft, desecration of 'racist' Confederate flag on Fourth of July


"A Harahan woman has been arrested and accused of desecrating a flag after allegedly stealing and tearing a Confederate battle flag on the Fourth of July.Harahan police said Madelyn Christina, 18, was caught on surveillance video stealing the rebel banner from a flag pole in front of a neighbor’s residence on Colonial Club Drive.Responding police interviewed Christina, who “freely admitted stealing the flag because it was racist,” according to a department news release.Police said that when they tried to retrieve the flag from Christina’s vehicle, they found marijuana, cocaine and alprazolam.
The flag was torn because Christina had ripped it off the pole, according to Harahan Police Chief Tim Walker.Christina was booked on three counts of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $100 and flag desecration, police said. Five states have laws making desecration of the Confederate flag illegal,  Louisiana is one of them, making desecration of the Confederate banner just as forbidden as that of the United States flag."
                                                              The whole story is HERE

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

From Pricey to PRICELESS !

At the end of my last Blog post I put up the following picture --

It is a small pin about the size of a Dime, I got it a few years ago ( from E-Bay ? )
It's from the 1920's I also posted the picture on a number of Southern Friendly F/B pages.

Jumpin Jack Rabbits
I was shocked at how many people liked it and received a few offers from people to purchase it.

So I did some digging and found its origin ---

Click here for source

Home for Needy Confederate Women

"Following the close of the Civil War in 1865, several destitute widows of Confederate
soldiers living in Richmond decided to live together and pool their small resources. In
1897, the Ladies Auxiliary of Camp Pickett of the Confederate Veterans became aroused by
the plight of these widows and organized a bazaar which raised $1,000. This success
provided the impetus for an effort to form a home for destitute women who were related to
Confederate veterans. In 1898 the General Assembly granted a charter to "provide a home
for needy wives, widows, sisters and daughters of Confederate Sailors, Soldiers, and

It's just a small pin that is worth a few dollars,

But it's not the monetary value that is impressive.

It's the story behind it.

A story of survival and unity from the Confederate Women who survived the war.

That story has moved it from a pricey item, to one that is Priceless. 

Guess I'll be keeping it !


I got some more info from a F/B contact on the pin -----

That's a 1920s Home for Confederate Women donation pin. It was sold by the Robert E Lee camp of Confederate Veterans for a refuge built in Richmond Virginia. If it's original is should be about 7/8 in diameter. A straight pin/needle in the back with no locking hook or latch. It would be made of celluloid wrapped tin. Depending on the condition determines the price it's worth. They've gone for $125 to $ 150 in medium/moderate condition. But i would hang on to it if i was you. They're rare to find a real one and from what i see so far you may have a real one. 

This and That ---

I always enjoy when people send me pictures of the things I make being used to honor our
Confederate Soldiers.

So much for the THIS
now for the THAT --


and I found this today ---