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    Tiffany, there are lots of ladies in the area who...

    Tiffany, there are lots of ladies in the area who are very active reenactors. I'll send you a PM to see what your expectations are.
  2. OK, I'm impatient. I wanted Elaine to post this...

    OK, I'm impatient. I wanted Elaine to post this but I can't wait. Here is a link to a great blog posting that illustrates how interesting the things in your pocket can be: ...
  3. In Chapter V of "The Prairie Traveler" by...

    In Chapter V of "The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph B. Marcy you will find some make-shift shelters recommended for the westward trek in 1859. There is an illustration of a half-faced camp, or...
  4. As suggested, it would be better to start over. ...

    As suggested, it would be better to start over. On the plus side, you could probably sell those dresses to put the money on the fabric for new ones.
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    I roll them up together in a bundle to transport,...

    I roll them up together in a bundle to transport, often with my raincoat on the outside. Inside the waistband of the dresses are two cotton tape loops so the dress can be turned inside out and hung...
  6. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Please check the articles that Elizabeth Stewart...

    Please check the articles that Elizabeth Stewart Clark so graciously provides free on her website, 'The Sewing Academy'. Scroll to the page for a specific article about dressing teens and take some...
  8. That might be a B. J. Harrison chair. Here is a...

    That might be a B. J. Harrison chair. Here is a link to the 1866 patent: ...
  9. Thank you, Mr. Z! I sort of thought you did.

    Thank you, Mr. Z! I sort of thought you did.
  10. Mrs. Lawson is much more diplomatic than I am,...

    Mrs. Lawson is much more diplomatic than I am, but I pretty much take exception to the earlier referrals to women reenactors as soldiers as if that's the only possible role they could take during the...
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    Let's add Septimus Winner as a song writer...

    Let's add Septimus Winner as a song writer too...always with humor! ...
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    Mrs. Lawson, I'm willing to take in overflow...

    Mrs. Lawson, I'm willing to take in overflow mending if you're too busy with all your preparations. Just find me with the Athenaeum group.
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    I had a great time, especially the discussion...

    I had a great time, especially the discussion some of us had about whether a person can profess humility to the point of pride in that humility. We had a great time being Shakers trying to defend...
  14. I wish I wasn't slated to be in North Carolina...

    I wish I wasn't slated to be in North Carolina that weekend because I would really like to hear both your talks. The breakfast at Shaker Tavern is an amazing array of wonderful food and great...
  15. Karin, Are you going to be at Manassas? I'll be...

    Karin, Are you going to be at Manassas? I'll be there with some friends. We'll be near the school helping with children's games and the fashion shows...and melting. I hope we get to see you! By...
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    Thanks for the communication. I guess we'll find...

    Thanks for the communication. I guess we'll find out what's happening for sure when we get there.
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    We thought that published $75 ticket price was...

    We thought that published $75 ticket price was too much for our traveling budget but I was told that 'registered reenactors' may attend the Blue and Gray Ball after 8 p.m. free and that it is one of...
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    Thank you Terre. I think our problem is solved. ...

    Thank you Terre. I think our problem is solved. One of us ended up speaking to Don Warlick and he has made arrangements for us to help with children's games. Mr. Mescher, if you'd rather do that...
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    Okay, we're totally confused. What was the...

    Okay, we're totally confused. What was the registration that closed on June 1??? Was that the military side of whatever's going on? I understood that civilians were going to be able to enjoy the...
  20. Mr. Gibson, I wasn't there but I'm thrilled that...

    Mr. Gibson, I wasn't there but I'm thrilled that you are interested in joining in. This is your chance to begin doing your research and decide where you want to land in the big world of reenacting. ...
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    Stephen Ratterman, reknowned Kentucky cordswain...

    Stephen Ratterman, reknowned Kentucky cordswain and pretty good reciter of Robert Burns' poetry.

    Freddie Hopper, British visitor and sometimes resident of Georgia.
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    Thank you for the link! This looks like it's...

    Thank you for the link! This looks like it's going to be VERY interesting.
  23. Good job, Mrs. Lawson! and thanks for sharing...

    Good job, Mrs. Lawson! and thanks for sharing your new skill with us. I've been on the verge of trying this for some time now but I don't know if my efforts will look this beautiful.
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    Sorry to burst any bubbles, but why do you want a...

    Sorry to burst any bubbles, but why do you want a felt bonnet? Consensus has it that felt bonnets were not in fashion during the Civil War years. You'd do much better by the lady you're buying a...
  25. To answer your question, Mrs. Lawson: They just...

    To answer your question, Mrs. Lawson: They just don't have as much fun as we do. Y'all have lots of fun this weekend!
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