Re: The Latest Buzz!

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Posted by Goody Sandy on March 06, 2000 at 09:17:33:

In Reply to: Re: The Latest Buzz! posted by Ann Colby on March 06, 2000 at 07:28:15:

Hi Ann:

Welcome to Mohicanland!

I love your family motto and Iím looking forward to seeing you and Bill in costume at the gathering. Thank you for all of your generous and wonderful contributions to the raffle. Looks like Iím going to have to stuff the raffle ticket box.

Thatís interesting that Billís family is from the Isle of Skye; I was fortunate enough to visit Skye about 8 years ago when I went to Scotland on vacation. We stayed at the Dalhousie Castle Hotel outside of Edinburgh. We wanted to have a Scottish adventcha so when we found out about a helicopter trip over to Skye, we couldnít pass up the opportunity. It was beautiful flying over the highlands to the island and we loved our time spent on Skye, although driving along some of the one-lane roads was a bit harrowing.

We also took a trip up to Loch Ness and saw Nessie. Iím sure it was just a coincidence that the sighting followed a stop at a brewery for a wee nip of scotch -- taken for purely medicinal purposes of course to bolster our systems against the cold, damp air.

Best wishes,
Goody Sandy

: To the denizens of Mohicanland, a hale and hearty Hello! My husband, Bill MacLeod, and I will be joining you for the 2000 Gathering..we decided after wandering about the Mohicanland site that you all are an intriguing bunch, worth getting to know and (very important)not likely to haul us off to the asylum when we show up to hike the Cliff Trail in full 1750's attire. (Our family motto: "Any excuse to wear a costume"). Neither Bill nor I belong to any formal reenactment group, but my hobby is historical costuming and I have a wardrobe that covers circa 1100 to about 1870 a.d. Bill, in his spare time, does leatherwork and has crafted everything from Highland brogans to elegant tooled possibles bags. So, jumping into the spirit of the Gathering head first, we will be contributing a number of items to the raffle: A tooled Celtic knotwork belt pouch, suitable for men or women, a handsewn buckskin bag containing a flint tool set in antler for firemaking, a custom made men's shirt in the 1750's style, your choice of materials, with or without hand-embroidery, and a woman's 1750's day outfit ala Cora, including chemise, full skirt, and bodice. I will take measurements at the Gathering, get your color and material preferences, and then ship the clothing to you after it is completed. I will be bringing (and wearing!) a variety of outfits to the Gathering to give you an idea as to what you can expect. So, if you happen to see, hanging about the tavern, a petticoated lady who looks as if her stays are too tight and a kilted gentleman (Bill's family is from the Isle of Skye in Scotland)with a mug o' stout in one hand and a dirk in the other, do stop and say hello...oh, and many thanks to Miss Marcia, our near-by neighbor, for her kindness, enthusiasm and encouragement which have lead us to Mohicanland!

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