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Jewish Monument at Hollywood Cemetery

Dear Grif,
I can't begin to express my delight at your continued effort to make the Monument to the Hebrew Confederate Solider come to fruition. It is highly commendable of the Jewish community to be supportive of their honorable Confederate Heritage and ancestry. It is a huge step forward for the Red, Black , and White loyal Southern Americans who want no more than anyone else but to embrace their First Amendment Rights, provided them by the Constitution ; what better way than by honoring ones ancestors.

America and it's President continue to talk about Democracy , Human, and Civil Rights around the world; yet she will not heal the evil set upon the Brave, Courageous, Patriotic, God Fearing, God Loving, Judeo-Christian White people of the South and her Allies who just happen to be that African he called family, and that Red Man he called friend. Could a man who put the most ink on the Constitution be so wrong about the legal adherence to it. There are those who will always point to the economic institution of slavery, but not truly define the body politic. In that institution , that African was on a path of social vertical mobility with the resources to make it so ; the envy of the entire civilized world. Under the tutelage of that White man trained cadre of Africans could do everything imaginable, and he found God. Not only was the Industrial Revolution coming; that Southern White Man and his African were financing the charge for real freedom. One based on the premise that any semblance of equality in the body politic, certainly meant that one must have a means to acquire food , clothing , and shelter. So when that White Man set one of his family free; he provided him with land and a knowledge of how to cultivate it, money to buy the things necessary to sustain himself, a house to live in for his shelter, and in many cases, slaves to help him work the place with a high sense of moral responsibility for the protection, safety, and well being of those slaves.Judeo Christian Southerners for far too long have let the word Slavery evoke thoughts of nothing but evil Southern doings. Yet as I see it that Southern White Man and the man who was called his Slave were on a path that Jesus defined as love, and civilized man defined as upward social vertical mobility, until greed, extremism, criminal and ungodly thought crossed her borders from the North, thereby derailing that path.

I am proud that the Jewish community has chosen to honor her ancestors. It is too bad that the Commonwealth of Virginia will not allow Confederate History Month. It would be a time for all of our Southern family there to learn of a noble past, and the rest of the Nation to restitute a terrible wrong.

From: griff [mailto:grif703@comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 7:12 PM
To: hk@csaweb.org
Subject: Jewish Monument at Hollywood Cemetery

Dear HK,
I read every word of every e-mail you send.

The Monument to Hebrew Confederate Soldiers continues to go forward. A letter has been submitted to Board of Directors, Hollywood Cemetery for approval to place the monument. I continure to believe this monument can be a powerful influence. It will be the only one of its kind in the world. The Confederate Military section at Hebrew Cemetery here in Richmond is the only Hebrew military burial ground outside of the State of Israel in the entire world.

Also, progress continues with research findings associated with the Confederate Stage - the Confederate Theatre at 7th and Broad Street. A second monument will honor those soldiers and citizens associated with Confederate Theatre.

It all seems reasonable since we were given the theatre granite that dates back to 1818 and Booth's father, son John W. Booth and other son Edwin Booth - all acted in the theatre and walked on the very granite.

Events in the world continue to escalate becoming more dangerous by the day. I am concerned with your living conditions.

I was asked to be a contributing member of the Temple Beth Ahabah Museum on Franklin Street to assist and advise with their military museum presentations showing Jewish men and women in all American Wars. A National Jewish War Veteran convention will be held in Richmond during Aug.or Sept. this year. They have communicated with me and know of the Jewish Confederate Monument we plan for Hollywood Cemetery. Jews from over the country will stand before it and honor the Confederate Soldiers that defended the South.

I worry for you.

Best wishes,
Griff

42 coins on the floor by the bed. 20 quarters, 3 nickels, 11 pennies, 8 dimes

also, I found Confederate actress Sallie Partington's family relative living in Florida. Here name is Gail. Her family line comes from Sallie's sister Jennie. We couldn't find where Jennie was buried, no one knew. I spoke with Gail over the telephone one night and Gail wrote in her family book that night, " where is Jennie." The next day I went to the Sallie Partington family site at Hollywood where I had been 100 times. I remember thinking, where is Jennie ? Standing there alone I looked down at my feet ................... it measured six inches by 12 inches by 1 inch thick. The marble reads -


OUR SISTER
JENNIE

It had never been there before - no one had ever seen it.
Jennie is buried on top of their mother Martha. I called Gail and told her she found her great, great, grand mother. It continues to happen.

Regards,
Griff