Saturday, October 21, 2017

Will Mr Peanut be next ?

With all the Monument Madness spreading, I'm wondering if Mr Peanut is next ?

( Downtown Suffolk VA )

Will folks who have allergic reactions to peanuts throw a rope around it and topple his statue ?

Mr. Peanut was born when schoolboy Antonio Gentile 
submitted a sketch to win the Planters contest for a brand icon. 

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The family got $5 for the submission !

Stay tuned as the Monument Madness continues !

Friday, September 29, 2017

Christmas in September.

I've found the perfect place to do a bit of early Christmas shopping !

CrossRoads Country Store !
Click Here ,

just a few of many wonderful items ---

This pin shall be my next project.

But many more things are availiable


The Confederate Cross of Honor

The Unreconstructed VA Flag !

A 52" X 52" Battle flag.

I love this site, please check it out !


Friday, September 15, 2017

When in Dallas Texas --

Well you can't visit the Robert E Lee statue.

Seems the Mayor had it removed --


The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza !

Made Infamous by this guy --
Lee Harvey Oswald

Cool Beans ! Maybe you'll get to see ---
A recreation of the snipers nest !

And Maybe --

Wonderful memories of other things - The gun !

Frame 313 of the Zapruder film ! 

Or Ruby dealing out Justice !

ONLY $16.

What a Bargain !

You can go Here to buy tickets in advance !

I think I'll pass on the Museum, I remember the event and I'm not fond of the memory.

But I'm not clamoring for it to be shut down, It just ain't my cup of Tea !


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From Augusta County !

I continue to make em and People continue to use them.

Sarah from Augusta county shared the following pictures  --

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Thanks Sarah for using the coins to Honor our
Confederate Veterans.

And I've started making Ribbons again ---

I also have a few pennies to put into circulation --

Staying  positive during difficult times !


Some members of Portsmouth city council are attempting to move the Portsmouth Monument.

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However ----

Cliff Page---- " At the 22 August meeting of the Council, Councilman Nathan Clark produced a title and deed, which no one had been able to find for years, showing that the land beneath the monument belonged to the SoC. A deed and title was recorded for the monument itself and well known about for years. Therefore, both land and monument are private property. Mayor Rowe put forth a motion for the Council to authorize a study to see what it would cost and the logistics necessary to move the monument to Cedar Grove Cemetery. Councilman Clark voted against this motion reading the law and the oath of the Councilmen and stating that he would not break the law. Clearly the Mayor and the other members of Council that voted on this measure committed waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars in authorizing such a study. The monument is not for the City to move or dispose of... It is private property. They exceeded their authority in the attempt to break the law, by an illegal taking. The Commander of the Stonewall Jackson Camp, informed the Council that if the City took any steps to move or remove the monument, that the CoS would file an injunction with the Courts. Private property is protected under the US and Virginia Constitution, but John Rowe has in the past shown that he has a disregard for private property and Federal and State laws governing historic assets belonging to the peoples heritage."

Moving a monument from Private Property ?
That might be a Problem !


Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Q-Tip Monument !

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The Howitzer Monument, unveiled December 13, 1892, is located in a small park at the corner of Park Avenue and Harrison Street, opposite VCU's James W. Black Music Center and W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. The statue is dedicated to the Richmond Howitzers Artillery Battalion which originally organized as the Virginia Howitzers Artillery Battery in November of 1859. 

The statue was designed by William Ludwell Sheppard (1833-1912) who served during the Civil War as a second lieutenant in the Richmond Howitzers. Sheppard was a long time Richmond resident who studied art in New York before the war and later in Paris. A landscape artist and illustrator of many books, Sheppard is primarily remembered for his numerous engravings that appeared in Harper's Weekly and other national magazines during and after Reconstruction. 

The inscription on the front of the base of the statue reads: "To Commemorate the Deeds and Services of The Richmond Howitzers of the Period, 1861-1865."

VCU students often decorate the statue, which many refer to as the
 "Q-Tip Man", with a scarf and hat.

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Richmond Howitzers Monument

This statue, a reminder of Virginia’s Confederate past, honors a military unit of volunteers who fought extensively for the confederation known as the Richmond Howitzers. After the Civil War was over, the Howitzer Battalion was absorbed in the US Army and fought valiantly in both World Wars. This statue was dedicated in 1892 and reflect's the South's use of monuments to commemorate the "Lost Cause" of secession.

The sculpture, created by Caspar Buberl and William L. Sheppard, depicts a “Number One” artillery man standing erect at the front of the gun. The "number" refers to the specific functions assigned to a soldier when shooting the enemy, and "number ones" were to ram the cartridge into the barrel of the cannon and to sponge the barrel down after the piece of artillery had been fired in order to put out any sparks before the next round was fired.

The statue is cast in bronze and sits on a granite base at the corner of Park Avenue and Harrison Street. On the South side of the base, we can see the emblem of the Richmond Howitzers on bronze. The Latin expression adopted by the regiment reads “Cita Mors Aut Victoria Laeta”, which translates as “A Quick Death or A Sweet Victory”. On the North side we can see the emblem of the Confederacy on bronze.

One of the creators, William L. Sheppard, served with the Richmond Howitzers artillery, which he joined in 1861. After the Civil War, he devoted his time to painting watercolor scenes that depicted everyday scenes of the life of Confederate soldiers. Eventually, he became a much-appreciated artist of the Lost Cause.

As the Richmond Howitzers Monument is located near the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, the statue is often decorated with extra adornments, usually a scarf and a hat. Students at VCU jokingly refer to the statue as the "Q-Tip Man".

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AND NOW ----

VCU to audit any symbols of Confederacy, slavery or white supremacy on its campuses

Click HERE for story.

It seems the students in the past had no problem with the statue but now all of a sudden !

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In Lynchburg.

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Monument Guards were on patrol in Lynchburg, Va all day as the town was listed as a target for vandalism to Confederate memorials. Lynchburg police provided extra security at several locations. This photo was captured at the end of the day at the Jubal Early monument at Fort Early.

Late in the evening, one of the monument guards noticed this woman, who later identified as a black lives matter supporter, trembling and shaking with fear. He said he could tell she honestly feared them. He walked up to her, arms outstretched, said "we are not KKK" and she grabbed him and wouldn't let go. He explained that they were here to stop all of this and prevent another Charlottesville. He said "If I were KKK would I hold you like this and she said "NO".

They talked for some time and he said we have to work together to stop this mess. She wept and thanked him over and over for coming over to her and they parted ways with new understanding.

Stories like this one will never make the national media and don't fit the narrative that the politicians in Charlottesville, Richmond, Portsmouth, and other localities are using to push their liberal political and social monument removal agendas, but it serves as a reminder to all of us that God can use the most troubling times to shine light and truth, even in near darkness.

( From VA Flaggers )

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nat Turner

Nat Turner was --

 An African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. The rebels went from plantation to plantation, gathering horses and guns, freeing other slaves along the way, and recruiting other blacks who wanted to join their revolt
 The rebellion resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people.

 In every house they entered, that blow fell on man, woman, and child,--nothing that had a white skin was spared. 

Nat Turner

Afterwards, Turner hid nearby successfully for six weeks until his discovery, conviction, and hanging at Jerusalem, Virginia, along with 16 of his followers. 


One of the Contextual signs that Leftist want to see --

So does this street sign in Newport News VA. honor a Murderer ?

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Heck why not have ----

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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"During the summer of 1862, there was some pretty fierce fighting near and around Richmond, Virginia. During a lull in one such battle, a Confederate artillerist rubbed the smoke out of his eyes and when his vision cleared, he saw a small puppy waddling out of the woods, making its way to the line of cannoneers of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion. The frightened little puppy was white, with black spots mixed in its short hair, and it ran right up to the surprised artillerist, who scooped him up and out of harm's way. The puppy was almost immediately named “Stonewall Jackson” in honor of the beloved commanding general. 

Stonewall grew and thrived in the camp with the men of the artillery. He became especially attached to the chief of the gun crew, Sergeant Van, who taught Stonewall the fine points of soldiering. Van taught the dog to stand at attention clenching a little pipe between its teeth. Then, just before roll call, Van took the pipe from the dog's mouth and inserted it between the toes of the dog's forepaw. During roll call, Stonewall dropped his paw to his side and stood straight and stiff at attention, eyes front, until the company was dismissed.

Stonewall, like his namesake, was very brave during battle, dashing about wildly, barking whenever there was a lull in the shooting. But the men worried about the little dog's safety during battle, and quite often when the artillery came under fire, someone would put him in an ammunition box out of danger. Stonewall was never wounded.

Like his namesake, as well, canine Stonewall's reputation for intelligence and bravery spread through the Army of Northern Virginia. He was much loved by the men of both the Richmond Howitzer Battalion and the Louisianans of Brigadier Gen. Harry Hays. When the Louisiana troops were sent to a different theatre of war, they apparently “invited” Stonewall to accompany them. The Richmond artillerists were never reunited with “their” dog, although there were numerous attempts to locate “Stonewall.” However, they were assured that he was in a safe place and survived the war."


Friday, July 21, 2017

A Win Win Situation !

I've made over one thousand.

( and regardless of the voices from the Phantom Zone, it's not illegal )

And I have sent them to many compatriots across the United States.

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So if you get one in your change one day, and you are Offended, ( I WIN )

Or if you get one in your change and are Happy, ( I WIN )


While I was making a batch I found an error penny, the copper coating is incomplete --

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I did a bit of digging and found this --

Zinc cents with copper plating have been minted since the middle of 1982. Sometimes the plating is partially or completely missing, resulting in cents with a silvery looking surface on part or all of the coin.

Completely unplated $100.
95% plated $50.
50% plated $20.
10% plated $10.

Every time it rains, it rains - pennies from Heaven !

Have a Dixie Day !


Wednesday, July 19, 2017


For all you Yankee Bloggers !

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For, Kevin / Brooks / Andy and their Peanut Galleries !

                                                                   Click -  HERE !

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Another Rebel in the Family !

*William and *John Tatum were not the only Rebels in my family ---
(*Members of First Company Richmond Howitzers 1861 / 1865 )

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 " The State of Virginia never hesitated to recognize me as a Lieutenant in the Continental line for the war, nor did anyone who ever knew of my services and all."
Henry Tatum.

Henry Tatum was also, he was my G G G G Grand Father !

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Major Henry Tatum's Declaration

For the purpose of obtaining the benefits of an act entitled "An act for the relief of certain Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the revolution," approved on the 15th of May
1828, I Henry Tatum lately of Chesterfield County, now of Richmond City and County of Henrico in the State of Virginia, do hereby declare that I was a Lieutenant in the Continental line
of the Army of the Revolution, and served as such during the War. I further declare that in the year 1776 I marched under Captain Ralph Faulkner as a Cadet, and in the latter part of that year I
received an Ensign's Commission, was attached to the 5th Virginia Regiment Charles Scott commander, which was reduced and I then was attached to the 3rd Regiment and became a
supernumerary by lot. 
Given under my hand this 22nd day of July 1828
S/ Henry Tatum

I guess when it comes to casting off a Tyrannical Government

The apples didn't fall far from the tree.
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It seems Henry was having a problem getting his pension --
you can see the correspondence HERE !
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