Friday, December 15, 2017

Stepped in What ?

Ya gotta be careful where ya walk on the internet !
It seems that unknowingly I was a member of a page that is run by a racist.

Unreconstructed Confederates [X]


is ran by a fellow named Al Wilson;

I made this post the other day --

Ya Can't keep a good Flag Down !

I got into a discussion with the Admin, Mr Wilson over this picture



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Well Al booted me from the page and deleted the conversation.

But not before I took a picture of the discussion !

I went to Al's home page on Facebook and found this =


Yep I stepped in a pile of crap !

So I blocked Al, and went through the list of folks who liked this post and blocked them.

If you are a member of his Facebook page I'd suggest leaving it !

If you are a fan of this type of racist garbage please take me off your friends list and block me !


This is Mr Wilson -


Who has failed to heed these words -

“Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead;
 see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.”
Robert Lewis Dabney, Chaplain for Stonewall Jackson.

Mr Wilson you by your words attempt to bring shame and dishonor to many !

Not only our Confederate dead.


but men like my father


He served in WWII and Korea,
 so that "people" like you have the freedom to be what you are.


D.T.
12/16/17








Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ya can't keep a Good Flag Down !








The folks at the Lane Armistead SCV Camp #1772 in Mathews County, Virginia completed work over the weekend on their fourth roadside battle flag installation! 


At 60', this is their tallest pole to date and flies in a great location on Rt. 14 just outside of Mathews, where a dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday at noon. 


Ya can't keep a Good Flag Down !



(Info and pictures from From the VA Flaggers )

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

VICTORY IN RICHMOND !


 Proposed Monument Resolution FAILS !




December 11, 2017 9:15 p.m.

City Council resolution to ask General Assembly permission to move the monuments on Monument Avenue FAILS SOUNDLY. 6-2

Councilman Newbille abstained
Yays were Councilmen Jones (sponsor) and Robertson

The fight is far from over.  There is still a commission appointed to "study" the issue,  but this is a HUGE WIN and the result of a lot of hard work and grass roots organizing and thanks to many of YOU who contacted City Council and let your voice be heard!

Copyright © 2017 Virginia Flaggers, All rights reserved. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Keep on Rockin ---


Where some folks see a rock, I see an opportunity !


A river rock, and some imagination --


Add an unreconstructed VA state seal,
and a wonderful quote, and you have something Yankee's can't understand !

It's all about a love for Virginia, her history and heritage.

I can place this rock where it may stay for years until discovered, 
but when someone finds it the message will show ! 

Yes I Love Virginia !

Merry Christmas to all !

Dave Tatum.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Leaving a Rock ---






, "In Christian lore, rocks are a powerful symbol of the Lord." There are many places in the Old Testament Bible that compare God to a rock. One being Psalm 18:2 -- "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust, my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

So the placing of a rock on a tombstone could represent a belief that the deceased is with God.*

 Leaving a stone or pebble is a gesture of appreciation for the strong and lasting impression they have made on your life. Stones left by others show a long-term influence in their lives as well.  What a wonderful way to leave a lasting tribute of love and honor at the grave site.**

I've made some rocks to be left on Confederate Graves --



* from http://blog.southerngraves.net/2009/10/rocks-rocks-and-more-rocks.html
** from http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaving-stones-on-graves.html

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Positive Reaction !

Someone posted on the Face Book Page I was Separated from -- 




It's nice to see a positive reaction !

DT

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Everybody must get stoned"

Well it seems I've gotten caught up in the Rock Hiding craze.

It's where people paint / decorate rocks and place them for others to find !

And true to form I put my own spin on the hobby.

I was a member of Suffolk Rocks til I posted this picture --

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It seems I offended someone and was "separated" from the group !

No worries I started my own F/B page, 


As of today I've 17 members.

I go around and place Confederate themed rocks for people to find --

some of my creations --

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Virtus

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An Honor Stone
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One for Abe 
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I don't hide them I place them to be found
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I'm enjoying my new hobby and hope others will also

Some folks have posted pictures of rocks they have found
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This one ended up in Georgia !
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A rolling stone gathers no moss !

And I'm constantly trying new ideas --

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And I'm getting better at painting them
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All in all I am enjoying my new hobby.

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Keeps me out of trouble !

If you'd like to join go to the link above and join in !

D.T.


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Small rocks wrapped with NCQ clay( near ceramic quality )
Stamped with a mold I made from a button, heat treated to harden the clay
 then painted with metallic spray paint.



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Will Mr Peanut be next ?


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

Toward the end of the American Civil War the South's food supply was very limited.  Peanuts or "goober peas" were a main source of food for the Confederate army because they grow easily in the South. Soldiers griped noisily about having so little to eat and the poor goober
Listen


( Downtown Suffolk VA )

Will folks who have allergic reactions to peanuts throw a rope around it and topple his statue ?
Or will the ANTIFA fanatics realize Confederate soldiers used them as a food source and decide that the statue must come down !



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

Maryland


The Confederate Cross of Honor



The Unreconstructed VA Flag !


A 52" X 52" Battle flag.

I love this site, please check it out !

D.T.