Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

(Topic: loss, grief, awareness) What is this Awareness Month? This month is a special one in the USA, but I don’t know if other countries officially observe it. Back in 1988, President Reagan specified October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month (Full text of the official declaration at this link). The idea is to

Gettysburg: 150th anniversary, June 2013.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for bearing with me on the brief hiatus of posts…. Relaxing in camp on a hot day.      I’d mentioned in a few previous posts that exactly a year ago at the end of June of 2013 I went to Gettysburg. This was the first Civil War-era overnight camping event

Remembrance Day, Gettysburg

Well, Ladies and Gents! This week was most auspicious. On November 19th, 1863, President Lincoln spoke a few words (after the main speaker had given a speech of nearly 2 hours, I believe!). His very short address became famous, and one of the weekends near the anniversary of his speech has become a recurring event,

Late summer/fall reenactments

 Dear Readers,  There have been a few more reenactments this summer I’d like to catch up on! However, I didn’t get a lot of photos at each one, so I’m posting about several reenactments at once, this time. Zoar There was a reenactment at Zoar village in September this year. This reenactment happens every other

Hale Farm – Hale yeah! – August 9th-11th

Hello dear readers! In August, I attended a fabulous reenactment. In fact, it is up there as a contender for the best of the season! It was the annual Hale Farm reenactment. I’m taking fewer and fewer pictures per reenactment, since camera looks a little out of place around my neck… but I’ll try to

Painesville reenactment, 2012/1862

Hello! Since I’ve now stepped into Civil War reenacting, during the 150th anniversary cycle, many of my posts from now on will be related to the Civil War era. I’ll also be trying to organize the blog a little better, so you may start to see “labels” applied to old posts too, which should make