I'm still thinking about Curt's observation that he used to travel in costume and now doesn't. I have to admit sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Maybe I'm just getting old and finally admitting that sitting in a hot car wearing wool pants just isn't that comfortable. Especially on the drive home. But I did it for years. (Heck, I drove home in my gear from a WWII event last weekend, so I'm obviously still willing to do it.) I guess I have seen a difference in how reenactors are perceived. When I'm pumping gas 5 miles from the event site, I get one response. At 150, I get another, usually the snarky "Are you Amish?" sort of responses. Whatever minimal cool factor we ever had is completely gone now. I'd just as soon change when I arrive and park my car.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty