Friday, December 30, 2022

Remembrances for January - 2023


Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed.  Many thanks.

But one may ask:  ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’  An answer is offered here:

Along with prayers and hymns for the departed:

Jan. 1st

Francois Valcour Aimé, one of Louisiana’s noblest sons.

Hank Williams, the country music legend.

Jan. 3rd

Rev Robert Lewis Dabney, an influential leader in the South both behind and outside of the pulpit.

Jan. 4th

Gen Francis T. Nichols, a Confederate general in the War between the States who lost an arm and a foot defending his homeland.  After the unpleasantness came to an end, he became a reforming governor in his home State of Louisiana, waging another mighty battle - this time against the corrupt Louisiana Lottery.  He later sat on the bench of the Louisiana Supreme Court.,%20Francis%20T/Nicholls,%20Francis%20T.shtml

Jan. 5th

George Washington Carver, the famous Tuskegee researcher who found many new uses for the South’s agricultural produce.

Jan. 6th

Judge Robert Baylor.  ‘Robert Emmett Bledsoe (R.E.B.) Baylor (1793-1874) was a lawyer and politician who represented Alabama for one term in the U.S. Congress. He is much better known as the principal founder of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and as a member of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas from 1841 to 1846. He was influential in moving Texas from an independent republic to statehood.’

Jan. 8th

Prof Thomas Landess, a recent defender of Southern ways.

Jan. 14th

Grace King, ‘New Orleans novelist and historian Grace King made the city and state of her birth an abiding theme in her work. Prolific in several genres—short fiction, the novel, memoir, biography, social and cultural history—King published her work in major national magazines.’

Jan. 19th

Arthur Gaston, a successful black businessman in many fields in Alabama and a successful though quiet worker for desegregation.

Jan. 23rd

Lucius Q. C. Lamar, a fine Southern statesmen of the 19th century who held a number of posts throughout his life:  college professor, uS Congress and Senate, Confederate colonel, foreign diplomat, uS Supreme Court, and more.

Jan. 28th

Zora Neale Hurston, Alabama-born and Florida-raised, she played a leading role in the Harlem Renaissance and was a prolific writer.

Also, to celebrate some of the saints of January from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow these links if you’d like:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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