Re: Adverse weather at events
- I like to complain about the weather at every event, as it makes me
feel more like a real infantryman. Nothing like a little grousing
and complaining to get you in the mood for a war!
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, DAVID HINKLEY <pudding.boy@...>
>week and yet held back with discipline etc etc. I hardly ever post
> Bad weather ruining an event? I have been tempted to reply all
as it almost always comes back to haunt me. Now, I must as I watch
with amazement "the thread that wouldn't die."
> How can we possibly do anything in adverse weather? Let's see
>the night before the big show.
> Heavy rains the night before Waterloo nothing like a good sleep
> As a rifleman, I recall from my research when the 95th held therearguard in the retreat back to what was it, I think Corona? The
weather a bit messy for that one.
> Mississenimud - I remember the one many years ago when itrained so hard we cancelled Sunday. It was hasty pudding in the
roadways (and here I foolishly thought it a glimpse of what the
roads looked like aftter the armies passed.)
> How about the snowstorm that inhibited the Allies fromreprovisioning troops Christmas Eve during the Battle of the Bulge?
Sucked to be on the ground that weekend huh?
> Let's not forget that Valley Forge thing. Man I bet they allwish they could have went home
> Then there is that nasty trench warfare and the Great War.Sipping coffee and chewing your biscuit while standing in mud, piss,
puke, blood basically in an open sewer for weeks on end. Good thing
you found a bit of planking so you don't sink too far.
> Now in my mid-fifties I admit I have slowed down a bit and I getgrumpier and intolerant more now than in the past. I too must admit
to complaining about the weather. Part of getting older is the right
to complain and I can take it to the top level given half a chance.
Yet when it was starting to snow Thursday morning as we sent up our
tents for Mississenewa this year I didn't pout and start thinking
about going home. Good thing too as it quit in about an hour and
quickly melted off. I guess a handful of you guys would have headed
for the cars so you could get back on the road before you got stuck
in the field. You would have missed a great event. Heck maybe you
>the 'living history' side of things. If the public doesn't show
> Adverse weather is part of the experience to me. At least on
because the weather wasn't nice enough for a good war they probably
would miss the battle anyway as they were busily shopping for one of
those damnable bamboo flutes for their kid.
>weekend. Next time it rains on your event; .....smile, at least you
> 9 American servicemen were killed in Iraq over Christmas
get to go home.
> Dave Hinkley
> Fat Little Pudding Boy
> #44 95th Rifles/III
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