Re: Fort York Festival
> OK- A show of hands- what units are attending??IMUC will not be at the Saturday battles
(dammit!) due to a previous
commitment. We do however intend to
be there Sunday and heartily support
the Friends of Fort York and their
initiative in organizing such an
As for the rest of this reply ... well, it's
just about the most hilarious thing I've
read all week.
Pity you were probably serious ...
> As I have said, and I've heard it from others, a BIG reason 1812 isso small
> (and insular) is its collective (not individual) willingness tochuck
> history out the window for the sake of expediency. Conscientiouspeople take
> one look at an event where ACW, 1812 and AWI units are on the fieldat the
> same time, laugh, shake their heads and walk away. And we wonderwhy the
> numbers are dwindling?.....Speak for yourself mate, our numbers
are rising and my impressionistic
count of attendance at events over the
past 5 years is that it has been steadily
> they'll probably treat the whole thing at Ft York as a joke. Woebetide any
> unit who gets them as 1812 reenactors- these guys are already farbsby their
> very presence.I particularly like this bit: isn't it nice
to be able to make such a scathing
judgment on a group you haven't seen,
let alone met?
Really, you're cracking me up ...