Posted by Gayle on August 01, 1999 at 10:20:11:
In Reply to: The posted by Rich on August 01, 1999 at 09:44:51:
: It is e-mails like this one, received yesterday, that REALLY get our juices going! Often times we take hits for various reasons, and are criticized for the most trivial of things, most always based on ego-centric obsessiviness or total misunderstandings of our intentions and/or objectives. So, when we, from time to time, receive praise from unknown folks, it does our hearts good! We thought we'd share this one with you since it INCLUDES you all in its praise!
: Thanks for the support!:
: "Dear Friends;
: My brother, [name omitted], sent me the link to your site.
: HE got me into doing 18th Century Living History, and at my first event,
: I was invited into a tent for a photograph to be an extra in the movie.
: I spent around six weeks commuting most days from the Winston-Salem area,
: and was able to enjoy the constant rain-outs and tremendous heat and humidity.
: He gave me the address to your site a few months ago, and actually I had
: wanted to attend this year's gathering.
: But I just started a new job, and there was no way I could have made it.
: It is difficult to believe how much hard work you people have done in
: putting all of this together. Judging by the messages since the event, it
: must have blown people out of their shoes! This is the best site I have ever
: SEEN, and I MEAN IT! The photos are fantastic, the writing is perfect, and
: the arrangement is spectacular!
: Hats off to all who have put this wonderful thing together!
: (I was the colonial guy sleeping inside the fort at night as the camera
: passes one of the fires, and then advances to the woman who was humming. Five
: men with the camera walked all over me 10 BLOODY TIMES. I did not complain,
: because it was funny. They were serious, though, which made the concept of
: "Hollywood walking over people" an interesting reality. I was pleased to be a
: part of it. I blew one take though, when one of the logs in the fire snapped,
: and I thought a spark had landed in my hair. I opened my eyes and stared
: directly into the camera. I felt a little silly).
: Anyway, again, Thank you incalculably for the great site and photo
: collection! It must have been a really great time!
: I am planning to attend next year's gathering. I swear, I became
: teary-eyed when I read some of the messages.
: Thanks again, and best of everything!"
What a great tribute! And what fun it is to, little by little, be gathering folks from the cast onto our site. This particular actor sounds like he has a great sense of humor, and it will be all sorts of fun to meet him at next year's Gathering and hear the stories he has to tell. The more, the merrier!
For all the hits, the tributes are what we ought to focus on. I think there are many many many people out there who enjoy Mohicanland and never post in to say so. At The Gathering, some of the people were folks we never see on the Board, but they told me about sections of the site they appreciate and threads on the Board that they just love and follow just for the pure fun of it. So, despite people who will criticize anything because it makes them feel powerful, obviously there are a great many folks who are having fun, learning, and benefiting from the comradeship in Mohicanland.
I think a "Tooting Our Own Horn" Corner" is a good place. We need it to pass along the otherwise unposted praise you get for the outstanding work you do with this site.
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