Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reenacting the past

Over the past three weeks, I have been cooresponding on Facebook with friends I used to reenact with 15-20 years ago. In so doing, we have been sending reenactment photos to one another over the Facebook site.

Since I joined Facebook, I have rediscovered my best reenacting friend and best man, Bob Fleming and one of my pards from reenacting Wes Clark, as well as others, like Cindy Trainor, Joe and Amy Lessman, Jack Armstrong, et al.

I have discovered in so doing how fast time flies. Many of these events we have been sharing images of seem to me like they were yesterday instead of 25 years ago.

Over time I'll post photos here to show what I did for a hobby and as a job for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

The photo above is of me and Bob Fleming at Germantown in 1987.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello My name is Johnny Cash!

I've been adding photos of my reenactment life to my Facebook and I thought I would add this photo to my blog. In 1988, I was lucky enough when I lived in Texas to have belonged to an old West reenacting group called the 1880s Saddletramps.

Besides reenacting the group did color for conventions in the San Antonio/Houston areas of Texas. We were lucky enough to have acted as color for Johnny Cash who was doing a pediatric surgeons convention.

It was great Johnny and June Carter Cash, especially June, were very outgoing and friendly. We even sat stage left and watched the show.

Attending in the photo from left to right are Steve Wilson, Ricky Phiel, Steve Perkins, Johnny Cash, Carol and Jeff Fothergill, and myself.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

At the Hampton400

No it was not a race but a celebration of the 400th birthday of Hampton, VA. The Old Dominion Military Society ran two games to expose the public to the hobby of miniature tabletop wargaming. Attending from the club were Carl Sciscio, Chuck Turnitsa, Scott Kidd, Cliff Creech, Dave Dietrich, Kai Weaver, Jon Krigbaum, and myself. As I mentioned in an earlier blog we used a modified version of Neil Thomas' Wargaming: An Introduction.

The club ran three games, two American Civil War games and one American Revolution game. We receive many questions from the public which were admirably answered by all the members of ODMS in attendance. The best thing the club did was allow some young gamers to roll some dice and play. This way the little darlings can see that games are more than right and left thumb events.

Thanks and congratulations to all that attended. The only thing I hated about the event is I forgot to bring a camera to post pictures of the event on this post.