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Black History Month In Florida with the Sparacino’s, and Hurst Part II Ocala, Florida / Col. John Marshall Martin Camp #730

On Monday morning as Terry Lee and I prepared to depart Cross City
, Florida, and say good bye to Joe; I found myself dressed in the
uniform of the Southern Soldier, with Terry Lee and Joe armed to
the teeth with their cameras, with all intent to have just one more
photo -opt at the 10 Commandment Memorial. It turned out to be a
family affair, as more and more of the local citizenry stopped us
to talk, take pictures, or just plain want a signed copy of of that
book by that fellow, Mike Scruggs , they kept hearing about . After
hugging several Lady members of the City Council , and staff in
City Hall, four retired School Teachers at the Carriage House Restaurant,
and of course arming them with Mike Scruggs’s, Un- Civil ; Terry
Lee, Joe and I headed outside to say good bye ; some how or another,
they jokingly insinuated that I had Yankee in me, and I promptly
pulled my Battle Flag from the car and spent another 30 minutes
on the side of the road while they sat and watched all the love
I received from those who passed by.

Terry Lee and I would say good bye to Joe at the edge of Town, as
we headed south to Ocala, Florida where 8th Brigade Commander Harry
Hurst of the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
, and his lovely wife; Lady Karen would serve as our host in their
beautiful home, as we prepared along with the Col. John Marshall
Camp # 730 , and their Commander John Deakins of the Sons of Confederate
Veterans to present to the greater Ocala community Black History
Month; and I might add, I believed that we did. Video copies of
the event in Ocala can be obtained at: