23156Re: [SCA-JML] canteens- non question
- Dec 9, 2007On Dec 9, 2007 5:53 PM, Richard Johnson <rikjohnson@...> wrote:
>Nice find! I think I may still have a gourd or two downstairs that I
> Some time ago I asked about canteens and got some ideas that I
> failed to follow other than to make a wooden canteen for my European
> Well, and this is a long story... edited for brevity:
> My daughter went to Africa with the Peace Corps. After a year her
> adopte mom asked her what she wanted for her birthday and Cerridwen
> said "out of Africa" so Shea said "ok" and called me. "I am taking
> your daughter to Ireland for her Birthday, want to come along, my
> 10 days in The Gambia and 20 in Ireland, all paid for!
> A month off work was impossible with my bitch of a boss but my
> Division Manager found out that I had been Construction Engineer
> with the Air Force and asked me to help him build a porch on his new
> house. I agreed and what was supposed to be a single weekend turned
> out to be a solid month of hard work.
> Finally it was done and in return he gave me the entire month of
> November off with pay and said he'd make certain I had a job when I
> returned with no problems at all... + $100 cash.
> Ok, Jane, another supervisor, found out that I did this and asked me
> to do some work at her house. So yesterday I went to her house,
> replaced some lighting, fixed some leaking plumbing, etc.
> She asked "how much" and I refused payment and left.
> On the way home I had an urge to stop at a thrift store and guess
> what I found there?
> three goards and a conch already cut for blowing. All for under $10.
> The conch isn't a triton but Hawaiian but will do until I can find a
> triton and the goards are going to become drinking canteens. pics in
> the photo's section under my name (Rick Johson's Stuff).
> Sometimes the Gods listen to a good deed and sometimes they reward
> I just have to decide if I will keep or trade the other two goards.
> That and selling my Paul Chen Practical Pro Katana<g>.
haven't turned into a canteen yet... sigh.
BTW, my wife's cousin was supposed to do the opposite of that
trip--from Ireland to The Gambia. He was studying the folk music
traditions and their similarities and differences. Unfortunately, due
to the political situation, I think he ended up in Senegal instead.
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