Re: My Southern Heritage

From: Owen Crosby [mailto:csason@tampabay.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008
To: HK Edgerton

Good Dixie Morning H. K.,

I thought to myself as I read this young man’s letter to my wife, that it would be a proud moment to have him walk with you some day.. My Goodness H.K., only an act of providence could have brought you to the Sons of the Confederacy at this time.

I can safely say that I can only hope I might get to do the same one day.

Yesterday, my daughter came home from school and reported that someone had put a ‘sticky note’ on her back (without her knowledge) and said she was the only ‘southern’ kid in her class. For the last few years we have been able to pay for her and her sister to attend a private school, but this year..her sophomore year, we are unable to do so.

She was wearing one of her Dixie Outfitters shirts…all of them are beautiful, this one especially, with a bold circular CBF on the back.

She is the younger..and a little less aggressive, for which I should be grateful. Her sister would have taken someone to the woodshed.

I guess on Monday I will have to at least speak with the principle at this brand spanking new school, I KNOW how thses things start in regards to ‘touching’, and I intend to nip it in the bud, so to speak.

Our warmest and heartfelt regards for your Dixie Stand, brother H.K.

If by chance you ever make it to Florida, I compel you to visit, we have plenty of room and a fine fishing hole where we can get some dinner !

Deo Vindice

O.H. Crosby
Winter Haven, Florida
(20 minutes north of Ft. Meade)

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From: "HK Edgerton"

Dear Owen,

You tell that baby girl that she ought to give whoever put a note on her proclaiming anything about her being Southern a plaque and thank them for being that observant. Please send me your address and the baby girls shirt size so that I might ask Mr. Dewey Barber the owner of Dixie Outfitters to send her another shirt to wear, and maybe one of my historic ones. As far as I am concerned , that note was a badge of honor. Don’t give the Principal a hard time about it. Thank him for not giving your daughter a hard time for wearing her shirts. Give your baby girl a big hug for me and tell her that she joins the ranks of some other brave Southern girls like Candice Hardwick of Latta , South Carolina, Amanda Harkey of Greenville, South Carolina, Anna Warnkey of Cummings, Georgia, Amiee Robinson of Blount County, Tennessee , Diamone Mays, and the tenacious Emily McDonald, a student at Middle Tennessee State University and a member of the United daughters of the Confederacy who helped lead the charge to prevent the removal of the Honorable General Nathan Bedford Forrest name from the ROTC building at MTSU. I have no doubt in my mind that these young Southern heroines and a host of others would be proud to stand with your baby girl anywhere, any time and call her sister.

Your Brother,

HK Edgerton