Posted by Gayle on March 24, 1998 at 09:57:22:
In Reply to: Re: Fu-uuudge posted by Marcia on March 24, 1998 at 08:55:57:
: Gayle wrote:
: : Thank you for reminding me that there is Magic in tribal rituals. Lots of good things originate on this board!
: Hi, Gayle! Y'all are most welcome, I'm sure. *me, sitting on the verandah, sippin' a mint julep, and watchin' the magnolia tree start to bud* Us Southern-type folk know all about rituals and such. Sorry to confess, though, that I am one of the visitors to this board who does NOT care for Cooper's writing style. His stories are fine, but his way with words (and words, and words, and more words) leaves a lot to be desired, to my mind. I'm just grateful that his tales provided the basis for a stunning movie, no matter what changes were made to the original story. However, it just goes to show that people can find common ground & the basis for good friendships, even though they don't necessarily share all of the same likes & dislikes. It's a pleasure to hear from each person, regarding the things about the book and the movie that they especially love (or hate). As I've said before, that's why they make chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream...so there's something for everyone.
: So, Gayle...any chance you can join us for The Gathering in June?
: Someone with as deep a love of history as you seem to have would certainly be a welcome addition to our group! What say you?
You're right about the Something-for-Everyone angle here. That's the thing I love best about it. It forces the brain to wake up and the views to widen. If everybody had the same opinions and came from the same point of view, it would be a duuuuulll website. But this is a dynamite mix of great people.
You're also right about my love of history, especially as it applies to the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys. The sense of it all seeped into me when I was a small child roving the forests and fields on our farm south of Schenectady and my great aunt's farm on the mountain above Petersburg. I have never lost my sense of the connection to the 1700s. I think a great deal about traveling back to the area, especially in the last year, since I started getting really into the Leatherstocking Tales, and moreso since I have been in communication with you folks. However, the Gathering is not a possibility for me this year. Hopefully a future one will be doable. I am reading with envy and longing all the posts about it, and I will be looking forward to all the chatter about it afterwards. Thanks for your (always gracious) invitation.
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