Cradle of the Confederacy Chapter #94 Montgomery, AL

United Daughters of the Confederacy® 


 UDC Cradle Members Page


Our Chapter mourns the loss of our

beloved members: 

Rena Pope Underwood

Louise Martin Vines,

Patricia Shirley Veazey


past president and Honorary Life Member

Elizabeth Griswold Black

UDC Insignia are very important and should be worn with pride. Please bring your insignia to each meeting. If you need to place a order for insignia, pins, and/or ancestor bars please see the Chapter Vice President. Her contact information is in your yearbook.

 The Cradle Chapter Music Books and CD's are available for sale 

The Book is $15 and the CD is $10 ~ OR purchase the combo for $20 

Many thanks to Mae Manning and Sue Jaworowski for producing the book and 

to Mr. Philip Davis for the CD. 

Alabama Division 150th Rememberance DVD's are available for $15.00 if picked up or $18 if mailed (please contact Sherry Clayton in Rainbow City for additional information ~ checks are to be made out to the Alabama Division UDC Treasurer). Ladies if you have not seen this video you should, it is terrific!!!

Reminder:  Write your 325 word Bio and turn it in to Bio Committee Chair Mrs. Sandra Shell. Be sure to include a photo of yourself for this project.

Cradle Chapter On Going Projects


Please remember to bring to meetings:

Lap blankets, socks, personal care items for the VA Hospital

Our Chapter visits the veterans in February and November

St. Jude's Ranch Card Collections

St. Jude's Ranch has been collecting used greeting-card "fronts" for reuse for more than 30 years. The children at St. Jude's Ranch turn the card fronts into new cards that are sold at the gift shop. They collect all kinds of cards including Christmas, birthday, thank you, general greeting, Easter, etc. No Hallmark, Disney, or American Greeting cards because of trademark and/or copyright issues.

St. Jude's Ranch for Children

Recycled Card Program

100 St. Jude's Street

Boulder City, NV 89005

Visit this site for more information:

Join in Salute to Veterans

Each February join us in the National Salute to Veteran Patients. This program encourages Americans to visit and volunteer at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to send letters of thanks or valentines to those who have protected our Nation. Last year, more than 328,000 valentines were received at VA medical centers, and 21,330 people visited nearly 70,000 veteran patients. 

Visit this site for more information:

Remember to save and bring to meetings:

Scrapbook Items: Photos, News Articles, etc.

Legend of the Confederate Rose

Once the Confederate Rose was pure white. During the War Between the States, a soldier was fatally wounded in battle. He fell upon the rose as he lay dying. During the course of the two days he took to die, he bled more and more on the flower, till at last bloom was covered with his blood. When he died, the flower died with him. Thereafter, the Confederate Rose (or Cotton Rose), opens white, and over the course of the two days the bloom lasts, they turn gradually from white to pink to almost red, when the flower finally falls from the bush.

Heaven's Chapter

Poem by
Jane Holz Riesser


I’m sure there’s a UDC Chapter

     in Heaven,

For so many members have transferred


I’m hoping they’ll save a place

     in that Chapter

With my name on a special chair.


Think of how large that Chapter must be ~

Of all the love that’s spread around;

With all those voices in harmony,

Think of how wonderful “Dixie” must sound.


I miss my friends that have transferred ~

Their smiles, and the love that we shared,

But I know that someday I’ll join them.

I don’t know when ~ but I’m sure of where!




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