An Open Letter & Open Report / Saved By The Baby Girl
From: HK Edgerton
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Save By The Baby Girl
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
As I stood on the side of the road of Smoky Mountain Parkway on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016, with the Southern Cross in hand, a young Black woman would park
her car, and come to where I stood.
“I have been watching you for a long time with that Klan flag. And you are a disgrace to African Americans. You are one stupid, old ignorant SOB who should go and get
Unknown to her, a young White lady also had parked her car and was standing almost next to her, holding the hand of a baby girl who looked to be about 5 or 6 years old,
listening to her chew me out.
Suddenly, the baby girl pulled her hand away from her mom, and grabbed the Black lady’s hand, and said, “Mam, you shouldn’t talk to Mr. HK like that. My dad said that
he is a hero to all the people of the South and North. And I said a prayer for him in church today.”
The Black woman seemed stunned by this revelation, and knelt down and embraced the baby girl with tears streaming from her eyes. The baby’s mother began to cry as well.
She said; “I’m sorry, Mr. Edgerton.” She hugged me, the baby girl’s mother, and the baby girl. As the three of them walked back to their cars, someone would yell as
they passed by, “God bless you Mr. HK!”
It was all I could do to hold back my own tears. Shortly thereafter, I would furl my flag as I listened to the many sounds of cars honking, and an occasional Rebel yell.
As I readied myself to head for home, a car driven by a young White man would pull alongside where I stood, and a young Black man would shout out the passenger side
window, “Thanks for representing Mr. HK! God bless you!”
Honorary Life Member of the North Carolina & Tennessee Order of the Confederate Rose