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Re: Candice Hardwick / An Open Report
From: Trnreri@aol.com [mailto:Trnreri@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006
Ok--Thanks for the reply--I sure hope you have the best possible Christmas--I'd
still like to know ahead of time one of these days when you are going to be appearing
somewhere within driving distance of Gastonia so that I can shoot pictures of
you at least once more. I'd make the trip to Ashville anytime you offered to pose.
I got a few shots at the Hunley Funeral but had no idea who you were then. The
autographed shot you sent back to me hangs beside Gen. Lee over my TV. I regret
that as a single dad I have not yet been able to send any $. If you ever have
time to reply again or if you can ask Mr. Lyons or somebody....There is something
I often wonder about. I support the flag wholeheartedly. But as a photographer
at high schools, colleges, the NFL, etc..., I always wear a hat with the Bonnie
Blue star on it. It is my understanding the this was never an official Confederate
Gov't. flag, but that it was the first flag of the Southern people. I understand
the battle flag grew to replace the Bonnie Blue as the war progressed. But since
there have been so many issues concerning the Cross of St. Andrew, why don't we
all start sending our kids to school in Bonnie Blue t-shirts. I am at events continually
in my Bonnie Blue hat and nobody has ever said a word to me about it. With the
exception of a couple folks telling me I had on a nice Dallas Cowboys hat. Surely
if we all made a movement in this direction without backing off on the current
flag battles, then new issues may arise calling greater attention to our plight.
I'm sure Dixie Outfitters would profit if you began an email campaign for Bonnie
Blue action. I just figured I mention this and see what somebody like yourself
thinks about the idea. Currently, I don't know where to find Bonnie Blue clothing.
But I sure would like to see how long it would take for issues to arise if several
thousand of us REBS started sending our kids to school in "Bonnie Blue".
Would it quickly become potentially disruptive and be banned? Thanks--Please check
out some of my pictures at www.onemodelplace.com click enter and type in member
id#90979 in the gray box on the right at the top of the page. I have your picture
on there. I'll attach a few shots if I can find some in my computer now. Scott
Lewis in Gastonia (704)8655501