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    Some Suggestions - Farming Impression

    One thing about Billy Joel, his lyrics tend to stick with one.....

    A couple thoughts -- following up on Mr. Miles' original comment of "wearing the clothes of a young man in 1830 and an older man...
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    Dear Miz Terre: What a wonderful image -- and...

    Dear Miz Terre:

    What a wonderful image -- and it just goes to show, if you research, you'll find better scenarios that really happened than anything you could dream up!

    Karin Timour
    Period...
  3. Phil: You're very welcome, it was a lot of fun...

    Phil:

    You're very welcome, it was a lot of fun to scope out stuff to add. I got to thinking that depending on what's in the box, it gives you room for plot developments (who had already read the...
  4. Salt -- Echo what Mrs. Lawson has said. A barrel...

    Salt -- Echo what Mrs. Lawson has said. A barrel or two of salt would be better, any amount would be prized.

    Writing paper, powdered ink, pen nibs, stamps -- all either in short supply or got...
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    There were some differences between the first and...

    There were some differences between the first and second edition, I don't remember whether that article made it into the second or not. Hopefully it did.

    Karin Timour
    Period Knitting -- Socks,...
  6. Watch it NOW on CSPAN.org

    Thank you, Mr. Bresnan for the incredible pictures of the Lincoln Funeral. I especially loved the one of the hearse in front of the Lincoln home.

    Mrs. Lawson and all those who were there in...
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    It might be useful to hear form folks how they...

    It might be useful to hear form folks how they got recruited, especially people under the age of 40.

    When I was working on my BA, I saw a sign up in the history department and went to a...
  8. Possible Sources?

    Dear Mr. Reed:

    Would help us to get a sense of the research you've already done, then we might be able to suggest some additional resources.

    1. You mention the Kansas National Guard Museum. ...
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    Dear Bob:

    Glad you like it -- there are a ton of amazing resources linked through that site, and again, the emphasis on that site is civility and research. I'm sure they'll make you welcome and...
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    Thanks, Ross!

    Adding my thanks to Mr. Courtney's, I'd never heard of "double nap" and will see if I can find some next time I'm in a fabric store. Most of the Walmarts up this way have stopped carrying any fabric...
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    Dear Ross: Very interested in your post -- I'd...

    Dear Ross:

    Very interested in your post -- I'd always understood that cotton flannel isn't appropriate for a period correct shirt. But again my documentation for that is "I've always been...
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    First of all, thanks for asking the question -- it can open all sorts of opportunitites!

    To add to the many suggestions above, I urg you to reach out to the many serious civilian men who have...
  13. Proof that Books Aren't Dead Yet

    Mr. Hensley,

    You've proved that not everything can be found through Google. There's a value in having a few good books about the house.

    Sincere thanks,
    Karin Timour
    Period Knitting -- Socks,...
  14. Dear Mr. Becker: 1. 545 captured Confederate...

    Dear Mr. Becker:

    1. 545 captured Confederate flags were given to the US Army War Department after the war. All were stenciled with a number, and linen tags with the capture history of each was...
  15. Dear Matfor: Welcome to the wonderful world of...

    Dear Matfor:

    Welcome to the wonderful world of reenacting! Your enthusiasm is infectious, it's great to have you here!

    1. Since you're thinking about a military impression, one of the...
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    Dear Ma'am: I wrote that rather confusing post...

    Dear Ma'am:

    I wrote that rather confusing post late last night and didn't edit it.

    Here is what I meant to say:

    Dear Ma'am:
    I've got hand woven scarves and fingerless mittens in stock (also...
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    [QUOTE=KarinTimour;211018] Confusing mess that...

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    Confusing mess that I wrote rather badly and didn't edit.

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    What I meant to say:

    Dear Sir:
    I've got hand woven scarves in stock. These are especially...
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    Dear Sir: I've got hand woven scarves in stock....

    Dear Sir:
    I've got hand woven scarves in stock.

    Scarves
    These are handwoven 100% wool, and I have several lengths. I have Dark Red and Dark Blue that are five feet long, and 10 inches wide, all...
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    Dear Ma'am: I've got scarves in stock, and...

    Dear Ma'am:

    I've got scarves in stock, and wristers, which are fingerless mitts which can cover your whole hand.

    Scarves
    These are handwoven 100% wool, and I have several lengths. I have Dark...
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    Would be happy to lay one aside for you. When...

    Would be happy to lay one aside for you. When you're ready to buy, send me a note at "ktimour@aol.com."

    Sincerely,
    Karin Timour
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    Can help you with a Scarf

    If you'd like a period correct scarf, I've got period correct wool scarves that were woven on a hand loom. I've got them in stock, in gray, dark red, dark blue, brown and small number (at least one)...
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    Dear Mr. Simons: Thank you for writing back,...

    Dear Mr. Simons:

    Thank you for writing back, it's good to know you weren't upset.

    I do owe you and the readership an apology for mis-remembering Freeman Tilden's name (thanks, Hank, for the...
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    This post is a little disorganized -- just some...

    This post is a little disorganized -- just some fast thoughts on where you might look for samples of surviving hickory cloth. If you've already scoped these out, no problem, just offering them as...
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    I apologize for upsetting you. I don't advocate...

    I apologize for upsetting you. I don't advocate doing anything on NPS land without the knowledge and consent of the staff. Indeed, I suspect that if one did, they'd speedily eject you.

    It has...
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    Rob: Not discounting patriotism as a...

    Rob:

    Not discounting patriotism as a motivation at all. Just kicking a few notions around in terms of what little we know about this particular guy.

    My gggrandfather, the only CW-era veteran...
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