I never had the pleasure of meeting Brother Rick, we did speak by phone a number of times and E-mail often. I am not the only Southron warrior that will miss his 71 years of freely given wisdom. You will be missed Old warrior!
RIP Brother, meet ya soon.
Fredrick Newell (Rick) Boswell of Opp, AL passed away at his home Monday, April 2, 2012. He was 71.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, April 11 at Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests donations to either the American Cancer or Diabetes Association(s) in lieu of flowers.
The oldest son of Harry Ray Boswell and Carolyn Hamm Russ (both deceased), he was preceded in death by his oldest son, Anthony (Tony) Boswell, and is survived in death by his brothers Jon Keith and Don Ray Boswell; his children, Sabrina Boswell Darley, Sean Boswell, Nicholas Boswell, Rune Boswell, Royal Boswell, and Rina Boswell; his grandchildren Lynn-James, Erin, Geordon, Brynna, Megan and Connor Darley; Angel Boswell; Patrick Boswell; Nicholas, Jackson and Aubrey Boswell; and Kallen Boswell.
Had a way with words. He did a fantistic job debating "those people." An example below:
A Mr. J. Wister Huey III posted this comment in the Baltimore Sun:
I am one Johns Hopkins alumnus who could not agree more with the university's decision to suggest the unreconstructed Confederate sympathizers take their party off campus ("A Civil action," editorial, Nov. 21).
Two of my great-grandfathers and one great-great-grandfather served as Confederate officers.
While I am eternally grateful for the role they played in producing my grandparents, parents, sister, cousins and all our descendants, the fact is that they were traitors to their country. Were it not for Abraham Lincoln’s wise decision to put the war behind us, heal our wounds and move on, they might well have been hanged, as those in more radical circles proposed to do to Confederate officers after the war.
And now, after 143 years, perhaps it is time that we put the Civil War or what some call "The War of Northern Aggression" behind us.
To the sons (and daughters) of the South, I say: You lost. Get over it.
J. Wistar Huey III
This is my posted reply:
It would be preferable and less embarrassing to him if Mr. Huey studied history and assimilated some facts before expressing his "opinions".
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers were, technically "traitors" yet I imagine that Mr. Huey admires and reveres them.
Secessionists were not. There was a great hue and cry from the "radical republicans" after the war to try Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other Southern leaders as traitors but more educated legal heads who understood our Constitution prevailed.
"If you bring these leaders to trial, it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution, secession is not a rebellion. His [Jefferson Davis] capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one. We cannot convict him of treason." -- Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, 1867.
Yr. Obt. S'vnt,
Please pray for his Family and many Friends.... GB/PoP