Archive | May, 2011

SOC Sunday / Civil War Remembrance

29 May

I have decided to take part in SOC Sundays, hosted by all.things.fadra. What follows is my very first attempt at an unedited “writing i the raw.” Part of me feels as i I should have written about something introspective, as free-writing always feels like an intimate journal entry to me. But I have spared you all!! ( Maybe next week I will delve into my inner psyche, mwahahaha.)

SOC starts after the picture:

It is shaping up to be a beautiful day here. The forecast called for thunderstorms this weekend, but this morning is gorgeous and sunny. It makes me sad in a way, because this is Memorial Day Weekend and the Civil War reenactment is going on at Greenfield Village. And because out little tot is a bit too young, hasn’t started her shots yet, and isn’t routinely taking a bottle, we are staying home. And that was allright since it was going to be raining all weekend, or so I justified it to myself. But it is nice out now and I really want to go hang with the role players down at the Village.

We went last year and it was my first time. The event blew my mind – I had so much fun. Since I have never been to another one of these, I have no basis for comparison, but I suspect that the one at the Village is pretty huge and spectacular. Not quite like your local troupe re-enacting the event on the village green. And I may be wrong, so apologies if I have offended any local Troupes!  The role-players camp out for the entire weekend, with utter commitment to the time period. and the setting of the historic Greenfield Village really really adds to the event.

And I am happy that the weather will be nice for everyone who did get to go this year.

Sigh…Next Year. Definitely next year.

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