Can I eke out another post about Frank Harlow Day? Of course I can. I have explanations and answers to questions.
Margene and several other people commented that they didn’t know that Hannah reenacted with us. She hasn’t lately so it hasn’t really come up on the blog. However, since this event is right in our town and since the high school history club participates, she basically has no choice. Two of her friends dressed in period clothing and came along for the day and I think that might have been part of her willingness to participate this time.
Marcy asked for pictures of Dale. Believe it or not, I didn’t get any pictures of him on Saturday. My daughter-in-law Heather did, though. She also got some beautiful photos of Ambrynn that I just have to share with you.
Cheryl asked about our pot roast. I use a large cast iron dutch oven to cook the meat. I put it in there with some cream of mushroom soup and some red wine and then set it next to the fire right after lunch. I give it a turn every half hour or so and about an hour before we want to eat I add potatoes and carrots. It takes a long time but, hell, I’m not going anywhere. I call this my Civil War Crock Pot and it’s a delicious meal. Everything tastes better when you eat it outside, right?
Kathy emailed me to make sure that the committee didn’t give us a hard time at the event. The truth is, the committee was dissolved by the Board of Selectmen the Tuesday before our program. It had nothing to do with us or this event but the timing couldn’t have been better. Of course, we are being blamed for their demise but, you know that’s the way it goes. All I have to say to them is you reap what you sow. Oh yeah and: Bah-Bye.
Thanks again for all your support and good thoughts for our living history. I promise to have real knitting content tomorrow.