Gathering Gear...of a more personal nature

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Posted by Lady Ann on March 23, 2000 at 11:03:42:

Having read the previous posts regarding the latest survival gear for the upcoming Gathering treks into the wilderness, I applaud the resourcefulness of those who will be modifying the North Carolina climate in miniature using the finest 21st century available technology...and hope that I will be walking (literally) in your footsteps.

I am, however, stuck in time, and yesterday completed the last item of my own Gathering Gear...a 1750's boned corset (or "stays", as we ladies genteely refer to them) made to shape one's figure into that perfect Cora silhouette and without which no lady of the period would dare hike off to Ft. William Henry. So, while our modern Mohicanites may be able to boast of their cool composure on the trail, I will, though gleaming profusely, claim reward for excellent posture. (As I mentioned privately to Miss Marcia earlier, my theory for Alice's self-demise is that she threw herself off the cliff not out of love for the fallen Uncas, but because she was unable to face the prospect of having to walk all the way to Magua's village in her stays...)

Lady Ann

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