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Plans for the Olde South Ball are just getting better and better! We have another exciting update!
Previously we shared the wonderful news that in commemoration of the sesquicentennial we will have on display an original lithograph of the Ordinance of Secession and an 1860 New York Times newspaper highlighting the South Carolina secession.
Our latest news is that for our charity silent auction, Mr. Mort Kunstler has donated an autographed print!! This print is specially autographed for the Olde South Ball as a special memento of this special event. Which print is it? You will just have to come and see! :-) Two other artists have promised special autographed prints as well. As soon as we have them, we will let you know the exciting details. That's not all! We will have other classy, one-of-a-kind items for you to bid on as well. Save your Confederate dollars--you won't want to miss this! :-)
Also, we will have some special one-of-a-kind gifts for purchase at our small bazaar--perhaps some last minute Christmas shopping? :-)
The early-bird discount deadline of November 10 is coming soon! Hurry and register to take advantage of the discount! Register online at: www.oldesouthball or download a registration form and mail your check. (The address, which is on the website, is: Olde South Ball, P.O.Box 1484, Taylors, SC 29687)
Don't forget, your ticket will include a long list of perks--starting with good food--a formal, sit-down supper which includes a special dessert made for the sesquicentennial occasion. Besides the silent auction and special gifts for purchase, we have slated an evening of wonderful music. Live supper music will be provided by the harp duo Joyful Harps ( see www.joyfulharps.com ). Live dance music will be provided by the award-winning Blue Ridge Rounders. Timeless Dance will be our dance callers. Door prizes? Yes! Special table favors? Yes! Free formal photography? Yes! Free dance practice? Yes! As the Second-Annual Olde South Ball, we have grown into the Marriott's elegant grand ballroom. With the lovely surroundings and wonderful music, you are in for a treat!
Following are the pertinent details for your reference. Also, more information is on our website: www.oldesouthball.com (Check here also for photos/videos of last year's ball.)
We hope to see all of you here! :-) Please share this news and invitation with your family and friends!
Olde South Ball Committee
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
The Greenville Marriott, 1 Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29615.
Early bird tickets are $60.00 per person, regular registration is $65 per person.You may register by credit card online at www.oldesouthball.com or you can download a mail-in registration form from the website and send a check.
Single Gentleman Discount
Unattached gentlemen willing to dance with unattached ladies may attend for the discounted price of $45.00. Yes, we're serious. :-)
The Greenville Marriott is providing us with a special rate of $89.00 per night, plus tax. Please be sure to tell them you are coming to the Olde South Ball. You may call them at 864-297-0300 to make your reservation.
All uniforms are welcome. Period civilian dress or modest modern formalwear (evening dresses for the ladies, suits or tuxes for the guys) are all acceptable attire. Gloves for ladies and gents alike would be in keeping with the 1860s traditions. Don't let your lack of a period costume stop you from coming, however. Ladies, we suggest wearing low-heel shoes for comfortable dancing. Also, try to avoid gowns with a trailing train.
Free Dance Practice
Come to a free dance practice earlier in the day!
When: 11:00-12:30, December 11
Where: FW Symmes Branch Library, 1508 Pelham Road, Greenville SC 29615 (About 5 minutes from the Marriott where the ball is held)
Even if you can't attend the practice, don't worry. As was proper in the 1860s, the dance mistresses will walk everyone through each dance at the ball itself and will call the dances the entire time. You will not be the only beginner! Come and learn--you'll fall in love with the old-fashioned dances!
Yes, we will have a formal sitting for you in all of your finery! :-)
We are now accepting ads for the program. You may advertise your business with a business card ad ($10), half page ad ($20) or full-page ad ($30). Or you can place an ancestor-recognition ad for just $5. Rates may increase, so place your ad now!
For more details, check out the program advertising link on our website here:
For more information, please visit http://www.oldesouthball.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please invite your family and friends and join us for a magical evening! We look forward to greeting all of you at the Olde South Ball!
Guns & Patriots
Company: Company B
Division: 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces
Entered Service At: Buffalo, N.Y.
Place / Date: Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1 April 1970
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Beikirch, medical aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang.
The allied defenders suffered a number of casualties as a result of an intense, devastating attack launched by the enemy from well-concealed positions surrounding the camp. Sgt. Beikirch, with complete disregard for his personal safety, moved unhesitatingly through the withering enemy fire to his fallen comrades, applied first aid to their wounds and assisted them to the medical aid station. When informed that a seriously injured American officer was lying in an exposed position, Sgt. Beikirch ran immediately through the hail of fire. Although he was wounded seriously by fragments from an exploding enemy mortar shell, Sgt. Beikirch carried the officer to a medical aid station.
Ignoring his own serious injuries, Sgt. Beikirch left the relative safety of the medical bunker to search for and evacuate other men who had been injured. He was again wounded as he dragged a critically injured Vietnamese soldier to the medical bunker while simultaneously applying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to sustain his life. Sgt. Beikirch again refused treatment and continued his search for other casualties until he collapsed. Only then did he permit himself to be treated.
Sgt. Beikirch's complete devotion to the welfare of his comrades, at the risk of his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
Oct. 31, 1972: U.S. Navy SEAL Petty Officer (future lieutenant) Michael E. Thornton; his commanding officer, Lt. Thomas R. Norris; and three South Vietnamese Naval commandos are conducting an intelligence-collection and prisoner-snatch operation deep behind enemy lines when they are discovered by a force that outnumbers them at least 10 to one.
Fierce, close fighting ensues. Thornton and Norris are both wounded, Norris badly.
As the team begins a fighting withdrawal toward the beach, Thornton learns that Norris is down, perhaps dead.
Thornton races back through a hailstorm of enemy fire to find and retrieve his commander – dead or alive.
Thornton finds Norris, kills two enemy soldiers who are standing over his wounded commander, then hoists Norris onto his shoulders and sprints back toward the beach for several hundred yards under heavy enemy fire.
When he hits the surf, Thornton ties Norris to his own body and starts swimming. When he sees one of the South Vietnamese commandos shot in the hip and unable to swim, Thornton grabs him too; swimming both men out to sea for more than two hours before they are rescued.
For his actions, Thornton will receive the Medal of Honor.
Norris will survive and receive the Medal himself for a previous action.
“There’s really no point to voting. If it made any difference, it would probably be illegal.”
“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right.”
Democracy has an “ineradicable tendency to abandon its whole philosophy at the first sign of strain. . .When the national safety is menace. . .all the great tribunes of democracy. . .convert themselves, by a process as simple as taking a deep breath, into despots of an almost fabulous ferocity.”
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. . . On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” (Thanks to MJ for that one).
They looked like the Tag rag & bobtail of the earth & as if they hadn’t been near water since Fort Sumter fell. They passed along the side street by Mrs. Morgan’s the officers dressed in grey or black and wearing different kind of flat hats & feathers with cockades or streamers, the men in clothes of various colors only being uniform in respect to dirt, none or very few having haversacks or blankets (indeed of both infantry and cavalry very few had knapsacks, blankets or overcoats) & armed with different kind of guns, but decorated like their officers with cockades, streamers, or little flags in their hats. The horses of both officers & men were very fine & were adorned like their riders. They camped in the court house yard (if we can say that of men who have no tents).”
From the diary of Miss Frances Dallam Peter of Lexington, Kentucky
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."
--John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
"A 'reader' in cigar factory in Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive. He is paid by them and they select what he shall read." January 1909. View full size.
Below are the 18 banks that, in a completely separate vote, will henceforth rule America, regardless of what particular puppets end up in the Congress and Senate:
BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
Banc of America Securities LLC
Barclays Capital Inc.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
Nomura Securities International, Inc.
RBC Capital Markets Corporation
RBS Securities Inc.
UBS Securities LLC.