Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Reenacting 2010 Has Begun
OK - the time machine button has been pushed and I am swirling back to the 1860's. Yup! The reenacting season has begun. Our first *actual* reenactment took place in mid May (at Walker Tavern - see previous posting) and the fever is high. It's a fine location for living history and there were a number of unusual set ups mixed in the civilian camp, including a bath house (how awesome is that?) and someone else who had a period (replica?) coffin in front of their campsite. Ok, now, you are going to think I'm strange, but I actually climbed in the coffin, folded my arms, and closed my eyes while my good friend and 'brother from another mother' snapped a few images of me. When he had finished and I opened my eyes I found several people standing over me, not really believing that there was someone crazy enough to actually climb into a coffin! The pictures are very creepy to look at - I'm not posting, them at my wife's request, so please don't ask.
Well, I guess I am trying to experience everything from the era at least once. Next will hopefully be a bath in an actual period tub - yup! She does charge and one can really 'clean up' just like in the days gone by. I also hope to experience a shave from a straight razor - that just might put me in a coffin for real!
This weekend, which is Memorial Weekend, we have another event, this time at Greenfield Village. I will post photos of that event next week sometime.
This season promises to be full of surprises and, for me, the most exciting events ever (there's a civilian only - life on the homefront - event taking place at Crossroads Village in Flint in July - you can bet I'll be there!!).
So, with the button already pushed, I am finding myself traveling on my journey to the past. And what a journey it will be!