Thursday, July 03, 2008
145 Years Ago Today
...The ground of Gettysburg ran red.
Some of my ancestors were there...and were fortunate enough to make it home alive, unlike so many others. No...I'm not going to give you a history lesson and bore you to tears.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July...Independence Day, and in my opinion another day to honor those who sacrificed all for our freedom. Now, you all know Hubby and I do Colonial/frontier period but we started with the 19th Century and Civil War reenacting.
This is a picture I took of a friend after Picketts Charge (135th).
Hubby and I both have participated in the reenactment of Gettysburg. I only did it once...and once was enough. That is unless Carole and her Hubby Dale go, then I'd do it again so we can meet up!
At my age, I don't need the crowds...the heat...or the frustration of an event so large. I'll spare you my horror story.
I did not meet my wonderful Hubby there, we wouldn't meet for another year, though I knew his brother for quite some time.
Do you think if he's seen this he would have fallen to his knees then?
This is known as my Scarlet dress.
Yes, it is made from a pair of curtains...I made it! Recognize the color...1970's putrid green, my mother hung on to these curtains because she had them made, at the time they were very expensive so she couldn't bare to just throw them away. And boy am I glad she didn't...even the trim is from the "tassles" that were sewn on the curtains, which the tassles were cut off otherwise I'd look like the interior of a lowrider ! I have to say this is one heck of a heavy dress...and VERY HOT! And don't I look ~HOT~ wearing it, every inch of skin covered! My Mom says I look "like an ole spinster"!
Well....I am a spinner!!!
Happy 4th of July everybody! Hope yours is a good one and be safe!! We're going to take a canoe trip with a couple dear friends, then a cookout at my brothers. What are you going to do?
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!