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I Believe in Miracles

Our third annual living history this past Saturday was a big success. As always, Dale did a lot of work to pull this together. And, as always, we had fabulous friends and volunteers who helped us with everything. But there was one thing we had this year that we haven’t had before – blue sky!

Thank you all so much for your good thoughts, prayers and positive energy. It worked. Despite the forecast – which was for showers and clouds – the weather was perfect. I truly believe we owe that to the power of the knitbloggers!

If you had been a visitor on Saturday, here are a few things you would have seen:

Soldiers drilling. These guys put on a fine demonstration for the spectators. They even taught some willing participants how to be a Civil War soldier.

Me spinning. The wheel was a huge success. People had a lot of questions about it and I think I was able to teach them a bit. I plan to talk more about this tomorrow.

A fashion show. Hannah volunteered to speak about the various women’s clothing and she did a terrific job.

Campfire cooking. We ate a wonderful meal of pot roast, potatoes and carrots, along with chicken cooked on a spit.

Laughing and talking! Here is Blogless Sharon and she’s having a terrific time – can’t you tell?

And at the end of the day we went to bed. Exhausted but satisfied. Our tent never felt so much like home.

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  1. I’m so glad it turned out so well! We were going to try to come out for a short bit, but we had other obligations that kept us away.. 🙁
    Maybe next time…

  2. What a great day! Some day I’d love to bring the kids to see one of your re-enactments … they would get such a kick out of it.

  3. That all looks like so much fun. I wish we lived closer it would have been wonderful to bring my kids. Glad you had such fine weather!

  4. So nice that the weather cooperated. It looks like a great event and something your whole family enjoys. I’d love to see you at that wheel, in costume, spinning!

  5. WONDERFUL!!! Glad the weather held out for you, that’s always a plus…looks like EVERYONE had a great time. I would love to have been there, even if just as a spectator. (Hey, someone who reads me just commented!)

  6. It’s wonderful that Hannah participates with you and Dale. It must make it extra special to have this event that you all do together. Sharon DOES look like she is having fun…:-)

  7. That is just so cool. I grew up outside Valley Forge and remember going to re-enactment-type things there as a child. Yours looks better (because you were there and I’m not a kid anymore and have a grander appreciation for history!!!)

  8. Wow — wish I could have been there. And I’m so glad you had good weather.

    But… thanks. Not. I’ll have that song stuck in my head all day 🙂

  9. That looks like such fun, and yes, it was a much better day than the Weather Guesses said! I think I saw some of those ladies in costume down in Vernon at the CTSW!

  10. The weather was beautiful! We missed you this weekend, but it looks like you had a great time. I had no idea you could cook pot roast on a campfire.

  11. I’m glad you had good weather this weekend. It looks like you had a fabulous time! I wish I could have seen your spinning demo!

  12. It looks absolutely lovely. But your tent is what caught my eye because for some reason it reminds me of the Buster Keaton movie called “The Battling Butlers”. In the beginning, he is forced to “rough it” by his father. So he goes out into the wilderness and his tent has an iron-wrought bed, a bath, all the comforts of home. Heh, silly, but I have odd mental associations.

  13. I was thinking about you on Saturday; we didn’t get the predicted rain here and I was hoping you didn’t either. I’m so glad you actually had blue skies!

    Looks like it was a lot of fun – and yes, Blogless Sharon does look like she’s having fun 🙂

  14. Hurrah! So glad you had Blue skies – You look fabulous in costume behind your wheel – what a great time that must have been!!

  15. It all looks fabulous. I was quite surprised at Saturday’s weather, and I thought of you. After Miss B’s soccer game (they got creamed, but at least they didn’t get wet), we went to the sheep-shearing festival in Waltham, another event that’s much more fun when it’s not raining.

  16. What a great weekend! I think they’re having a reenactment weekend at a local park in the next month or so, I’ll have to check it out. I know my 11 year old son would LOVE it!

  17. Thanks so much for the pictures. I’m glad the weather cooperated. By the way, I got the Thirteenth Tale out of the library on Wed. and finished it on Sat. morning. Loved it but of course got nothing else done. Thanks for the recommendation. Have a great day. sandy

  18. Yeah for good weather! I do agree that the power of the knitbloggers *must* have been what helped.

    You look beautiful behind your wheel. I’m jealous I didn’t get to be a visitor on Saturday. Thankfully your photos help us all feel like we’re part of it. Thanks.

  19. Wow – that looks like great fun! Well done to you and everyone else who helped plan – I bet you were tired once it was all over. Glad the weather cooperated for you 🙂

  20. Oh Carole!! I wish I had time to read all the comments. How wonderful that the weather was so beautiful for your weekend! I can’t wait to see more pictures tomorrow. The food – isn’t that always just the best food you ever tasted when you’re out there busy and talking to people and working and stuff? Is that Hannah standing with her back to the camera in the photo?

    You look just beautiful in that picture with your spinning wheel. I wish I could have been there. 🙂

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