Summer in Winter & History on Oklahoma

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A message in the snow for Matthew and Micaiah made with our bare feet
Spa time outside in the snow... ok, so we didn't stay like that long, but it was too funny having snow left when it was almost 80° not to pose for a picture.
Cooling off
Ever enthusiastic to be a part of living history, we were excited when our friends told us of a reenactment nearby
This reminds me of some Mort Künstler painting I've seen

Readying the troops

"Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave" ~Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
The majority of spectators were watching in either behind the Union lines or between both sides so we watched from behind the Confederate lines... I didn't mind at all


Spotting a wounded man

The "Leftovers" temporarily reduced

After the battle we walked through the camp listening to music and visiting the different sutlers.

They recruited Alison to help sing one of the songs... I think that guy on the left was tired of the banjo players voice

Camp art

All us girls... and a random man that turned around for the picture. That's one way to get a picture with the ladies :-)

Learning about the field doctors job. Do you know they had to try and do any amputations in 10-15 minutes as that was how long the chloroform would last. 

One of the various sutlers
I like taking portrait shots, but can't think of what to write except on how handsome they are so I shall summarize it by calling it "portrait art"

Portrait art
Our dashing men folk together
How it would have looked then....
How we are now
We went back to our friends for supper and then went back to a ball that was in the evening. Alas the only picture we took was preparing for it.
After church we saw a bunch of the little boys gathered round Marscel as he read to them

Well, that's all for now!


Michael said...

Wow that looks like so much fun. The shot of the two guys on the horse is now my background. Soooooo weird seeing just the four of you. Pa looks so dandy. Thanks four making me smile! Cant wait to see you all. 27 days

The Dischers said...

Nice post! It is funny about the snow isn't it? We went to look at the icicles on the bluffs here on the property and Rose was running through the creek with bare feet!

Loved the pic of then and now - very interesting! We'll have to try it at the next reenactment!

Mrs. D.

Of A Knight And Fair maidens said...

I don't want to copy what Michael said but...It looks like you guys are having WAY too much fun! Alas, now that the Thomases are gone we've packed away our costumes...

Rebekah said...

I love the lace parasols! :)

Simply me said...

Very nice post! Love the picture of you guys with your cucumbers in the snow ;) The reinactment looks like a TON of fun! As always its so nice to see what you all are up to! I love you guys and miss you a ton!!