From: HK Edgerton [email@example.com]
Date: Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Subject: Merchandise Sales
Dear Ms Lunelle,
I have enough of my own related merchandise I receive no recompense for. I agreed to allow my picture on a calendar for Mr. Newson, and now it’s on a book. It’s giving me an uncomfortable feeling that a $25 donation can’t erase. Should Save Southern Heritage choose to fund raise with this merchandise, the pain I feel will be lessened.
However, my hands are full with my brother’s book and DVDs that serve as a teaching aid, as well as my Dixie Outfitters shirts, and I want no responsibility for handling any merchandise or monies related to someone else’s products.
I have watched for many years now as people and organizations use my likeness for profit and Dixie Outfitters is the only one who has truly supported me in kind. I watch as Johnny come lately individuals raise huge sums to do what I do daily, and they send me not one dime of support.
I thank the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy, the Order of the Rose, and organizations like Wright State University and Furman for giving me forums in which to speak that lighten the tremendous expense load that I engender every day battling those who have vast sums to do battle against me. And not to forget those individuals and their families who faithfully send me a donation every month, or I would have to park my car that now has cancer. When I go to the mail box and find a $5 check, I am overwhelmed with joy.
If my brother and I would have had the funds to take his work to the cable network, I don’t believe we would be in the state of war that we are now in. Just one huge waste.
I get asked daily to come to so many places, but the next statement is we don’t have any money. Yet, I watch as many others are paid as much as twice the sum I am offered. I am not and have not been in this war to make money, but it would be good to just be able to put brake shoes on before you need rotors.
I have been asked to appear in Memphis on the 16th of January. Yet, I am supposed to incur the cost of travel, lodging and meals. I would like to be there, but I can’t afford to as I pay for my daily expenses as I do battle. Hate to cry, but this is the reality as I watch my 13th car start to die. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus
Southern Legal Resource Center