Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Muster

Four years ago Lisa and I were the "Ma" & "Pa" for the youth in a Trek reenactment. It was a wonderful experience and perhaps some day I'll post the story. They are doing another Trek for the youth this year but instead of the four days like last time it is only a two day affair. I guess these things can get extremely expensive. Today was the muster for the Trek. That just means that the kids (and adults) all dressed in their period clothing and met at the church for instructions. Unfortunately they aren't even having "Ma's" & "Pa's" this year. They're going to have big brothers and sisters and I wasn't asked to be one of them. Lisa will be in one of the families. I was asked to help out with the shooting however. That will be a lot of fun. They're shooting some old flint lock muskets. These are actually the same model that was used by the Nauvou Legion. That aught to be a lot of fun. Tonight I was asked to be a part of the mob. During the "muster" a bunch of us men stormed the meeting with our muskets and harassed the kids. We were supposed to call them names and threaten them but I think all we did was wake them up. No one seemed too worried and I don't think we were very scary. That is me with the red shirt and brown hat. Pretty scary don't you think? Since I was in the mob I wasn't in the meeting so Lisa was "manning" the camera. That means that I don't have a picture of her but here is a picture of Sarah. I think she makes a darling pioneer girl. The guy in charge of the mob had a buffalo hide so I thought I'd get a picture of me with the hide over my shoulders. That thing would keep you warm through the coldest of winter nights.

I've really missed my scout camps so I'm looking forward to this weekend. To make it better my wife and daughter will be up in the mountains with me.

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While Taoist monks were looking for an elixer for immortality in the ninth century, they stumbled on gunpowder, something far more suited to inducing mortality.
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4 comments:

Lynn said...

Pretty clean looking mob dude! ; D

Sarah is very pretty as a pioneer girl.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I think you have the same problem as me when it comes to being scary. We are too adorable :-) Jonatha once said that i was as scary as fuzzy bunny slippers.

I want to see what a buffalo hide is like!!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVE that big fur blanket on you dad...Sarah looks adorable. Then again I think Pioneer clothes and pig tails just suits our family. I remember loving the look on me as well :) haha

Peter and Mandy said...

That sounds like so much fun.