Last week my son fussed at me, wanting a comments capability added to my blog. The easiest way I know of providing this is to get somebody else to code it, hence blogspot.com.
We'll try this for a while. If it doesn't work, back to the old format, where I'm just adding to an HTML page.
I am beat. Attended the Cedar Creek battle reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, which means that I lost sleep, schlepped up and down hills all weekend long and spent large amounts of time standing around in the sun; consequently I'm sunburnt. I feel like I've been through a wringer - worse than I used to feel on the Monday after rugby matches, even. (Loss of sleep is a killer.) But... it was fun. It was my pard Don's first Civil War reenactment event back in fifteen years. We were hosted by the 15th New Jersey, whose commander, Larry Sangi, has been a friend of mine since 1984.
No photos yet. I brought my clunky old school Pentax K1000 35mm camera (what a pain to get in and out of my haversack on the run!) and I won't get pictures back until later this week. I used a roll of black and white film my daughter had left over from high school photography class.
Oh, I encountered a nun impressionist on Sunday. Had to have a photo.
The battle on Sunday was pretty lame. There were large numbers of both Yank and Reb cavalry present, and at one point the Reb cav complained that the Yank cav guys were being "too aggressive" (as told to us) and sat like bumps on a log in our rear, making the whole affair look ridiculous. Then somebody got injured and the whole thing ground to a halt for about twenty minutes while we waited for the wounded guy to be hauled off on a golf cart. (Which one of the Rebs shot at.) At this point, tired of pointlessly being run up and down hills and expending black powder after an hour, my pard Don and I decided to blow. The battle then lurched back on; we watched part of it from the sidelines on the walk out, and Jonah's Flying Camp then departed.
I'm sure most of you are aware that there are commemorative stones from various states and organizations within the Washington Monument, but have you ever seen them? Here's a link where you can view them.
Note the "Deseret" one, above, given to the memorial committee before Utah became a state and was known as "Deseret" (by the folks who lived there, anyway). It's one of the more ornamental ones.
Check out this photo. I feel the same way. About both of them!
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