What a sweet location for a PATCON. Looks like a little slice of Heaven. But come on now, Dixie should have been pulling guard duty up that tree, gotta learn them kids right : )
I agree with Craig on a picturesque location. That tree is a perfect spot . Park your butt in one of the upper forks and wait.I'm glad it was a great success.
Was I that Yankee you were keeping watch fro or perhaps it was Don's wife...
What a beautiful place Brock! We truly enjoyed learning about your family history and enjoying your wonderful homestead! Thank you for the hospitality!Gina Dye
Brock,We had a great time, seen some folks I met last year and made bunch more contacts.WELL DONE!!Randy Dye III
Dixie should have been pulling guard duty up that tree, gotta learn them kids right : )But there is no light at night to check on your makeup......:)=======Thanks, Rich and you'll have to come visit.========Don's wife, a Yankee? Oh, my and she seemed so nice.....:)=======Thank you Gina and Randy and we enjoyed having you.
Brock,On behalf of the Ala. Co Rangers that attended the PatCon, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you and Dixie for your outstanding hospitality!! It was great to finally put faces to you and the others that I've been talking to these past years online and on the phone. I thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of all the patriots there. As for Dixie not standing guard...we'll forgive her...this time ;) lol Looking forward to the next one!!Eric
It was more than a pleasure, Eric and I guess we could have talked to dawn on that last night. You are to be congratulated for your unswerving dedication to the Cause, that you have, and are continuing to pursue.I would be up to doing this again in October, if enough interest. A delightful time of year there. Of course, the Friday before and the Sunday after our Saturday meeting were also.:) Don't know what happened with that weather.
I'm glad your PatCom went well. That is encouraging. If I was closer, I would have come.What a beautiful girl your daughter is, bet she keeps you on your toes, *chuckle*.Teresa Sue
*chuckle*.:) Thanks. I was at the rental car place at RDU (Liberal land) getting my 4th daughter and family on the plane to CA last summer when the clerk mentioned something about my Dixie being pretty and I had better get a gun. I said that I had 8 already and he looked at me as though I was going to kill him!:)By the way, where do you live?
I live on the border of eastern Washington and Idaho. About an hour's drive south of Spokane,WA/Coeur d'Alene,ID. At the risk of sounding Palin-ish, I can see the mountains of Idaho from my front porch ;). We have 20 acres over in Idaho that we're planning on retiring to. Teresa Sue
Sounds wonderful, and we're about as far apart as possible.:) I've enjoyed camping along the Snake River.
...."I've enjoyed camping along the Snake River."Ahhh, rattlesnake country ;)Well, I might make it to your neck of the woods one day. I hope to come to Kerodin's PatCom in Nov., and I have a daughter that is in VA for a couple more years. I've always wanted to go prowl around the rev war and civil war battle sites, not to mention a few graveyards, I'm still working on research, but I think I have people out of NC, Hoke is my maiden name, all my family is out of the south.So, I might have the pleasure of meeting you in the future. Teresa Sue
Certainly and where in Virginia? I assume you know of NC General Robert Hoke?"You are paroled prisoners---not slaves; the love of liberty which led you in the contest burns now as brightly in your hearts as ever; cherish it, nourish it and associate it with the history of the past. Transmit it to your children. Teach them the rights of freemen and teach them to maintain them. Teach them too that the proudest day in all your proud careers was that on which you enlisted as Southern soldiers."The Stonewall Of Forks Road, Major General Robert F. Hokehttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=3529&highlight=hoke17 Year Old Lt. Colonel Walter Clarkhttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=4812&highlight=hokeClark’s Junior Reserves were utilized for the protection of North Carolina’s agricultural interior and railroad which supplied Lee’s army, and fought off raids of the enemy originating in occupied New Bern. Clark found himself in command of the center skirmish line of General Robert F. Hoke’s North Carolinians near Bentonville on 20 March 1865 -- a total of fifteen thousand against the enemy’s seventy thousand men. The enemy made several assaults on the small Southern force, and were beaten back each time with heavy loss. During the battle Major Clark repeatedly mounted the breastworks and cheered his gallant men on until his entire left flank had been turned by sheer weight of numbers, and General Hoke commanded his retreat from danger. Buffaloes, Renegades and Thieves in Bertie Countyhttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=4888&highlight=hokeUpon the capture of Plymouth in 1863 by Major-General Robert F. Hoke of Lincolnton, twenty-two North Carolina deserters found in Northern ranks were executed at Kinston. Many blue-clad North Carolinians captured at Plymouth hid their identity and claimed to be assigned to other Northern regiments to escape execution – explaining how some 21 Bertie County men died at Andersonville. Author Gerald Thomas notes that “sufficient evidence exists that a number of the [captured] North Carolinians “assumed the roles” of Northerners.”
She's in Stafford. My son in law is a career Marine and they were stationed to Quantico last summer.Yes, I was aware of General Hoke. My father thought we were kin, but I've yet to confirm that. I have been a bit negligent in my research the last couple of years.Teresa Sue
Ahhh, rattlesnake country ;)& giant catfish, I am told. I believe it was the Snake River I read about years ago where a catfish bit a diver's arm off.
@tsdhoke,Nice to see another from my "neck o' the woods" that enjoys Brock's site and books.I'm bout' an hours drive north of ya'....Spokane/Coeur d' Alene.I've a great desire to make it to at least one Patcon this year.... All the best to all of ya'....
Yes, it is nice to see another of the III in my neck of the woods also. Are you going to try to get to Mordor on the Potomac for Kerodin's soiree in November? Do you know of any other III in our area? I'd like to have something local. I'm mean it's fun and informative hangin' out with all these good ole' boys, but they aren't very close if you need them, if you know what I mean.Teresa Sue
Heh!:) By the way, I am going to post a tentative fall NC PATCOM for the first weekend in October with camping available the 4th - 7th. Then 2-3 months in advance I will post the particulars as I did for the spring one. The weather should be perfect autumn weather then, famous last words.:)
No disrespect intended Brock, I'm just saying y'all are a long ways away to have a inland northwestern Patriot's back. : )I'll keep an eye on your PatCom schedule over the next 2-3 years, surely it will coincide with a visit to my daughter at least once. ; ) There's no way I could swing two trips back east within a month's time and I've already committed to K's, at least as much as I can at this point in time.BTW, northern cali is not in our neck of the woods, it's a long,long,long ways away and in def hostile country ; )Teresa Sue
Roswell: I believe there was one up your way a while earlier.
Brock are you talking about the one in northern cali? If not, I hadn't heard of a PatCom in my area.Teresa Sue
Yes, I believe so.
Thanks Brock.... of course I missed it! I'm bound and determined to make one! It's at the top of my "must do" list..... it's a long list!
Autumn NC PATCON tentative dates: October 4th - 7th 2012http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/05/autumn-nc-patcon-tentative-dates_04.html
Back at home base, had a great time hanging with those willing to make the trip... Kudos to all who attended.Brock it was great seeing you and especially your home, with a place so steeped in history, I can see why you are so into the Southern Heritage aspect of your life. It was amazing to see such history contained in such a small corner of NC... I probably could have spent a couple days viewing those walls and still not taken in everything.Ruth said to give Dixie a big hug and keep up the good work, she's going to turn into a fine young woman.Thanks again and lets let everything settle in and give a good debrief here over the next few days.Ron and Michael, great to finally meet you both and we will meet again soon.I'll contact Peter and TL with David's thoughts on "breaching the wall", we'll see if we can bring a little pressure to bear. Don