|My Dad's Flag, Colonel Robert Carpenter|
|The family wasn't always so smart!|
And, then, taking in the sight of all these flags and thinking about what that means - I come to the grave of John. Dirty laundry. REAL dirty. But, it is waving out there for all to see. John Carpenter - 1832 - 1908. Probably the only Confederate flag flown at the cemetery belongs to my relative. Great great grandfather, perhaps? I'm tempted to tear the flag down - perhaps burn it in its place - but out of respect for 'ole John I leave it be. I think the story goes that he wasn't just a Confederate, but a body guard to Jeff Davis. sigh…….