July 23-25, 2010
As promised, this was the biggest Ft. Knox event in years! We got some Canadians to come! They were really nice, too. Thank you so much for coming, Natalie and Guy. Before I really get into this, please, please, please, if you know who these people or companies are in the photos, I would really like to know. I am going to change the captions as I learn faces.
This was a really good event. Not only did we have a lot more Yankees (and a few extra Confederates), but the Yankees did not have to bring all of their stuff! Cots were provided for Yankees so they did not need to bring tents. Also, Miss Rose (really, the spearhead) got the ovens up and working! Can you believe that? And they were making bread all weekend. It was really good.
The Confederates had a ship! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
And the Yankees had a couple of cannons...above the water...
Both days had some really good battles, however, I had a really bad vantage point on Saturday, so most of my photos are from Sunday when I had an even better one.
Darn you kids! Stop dying!!! It makes us look bad!!!
And Captain Pratt appears out of nowhere and attacks the unsuspecting Yankees. With Tom right at his side.
Then, to raise money for a Domestic Abuse Shelter, myself, Kate and Sara accepted donations for shoulder rubs from, "lonely young men." In case you did not already guess, we played "soiled doves" or just plain prostitutes, doing something a little more mundane then history suggests. The irony. However, we found out that we are not the first to come up with this. According to Becky, Todd's wife, there have been several groups of women who do this kind of role play for fund raising. It was really a laugh. We had three yankee boys stop by on their way out to dinner. Really, some people just wanted our photos, it was a lot of fun. We walked around the fort, went to the community dinner inside the fort and just sat around our camp in our undergarments. One little boy came up to us at dinner and asked Sara for a kiss. It was so cute! She had lipstick and gave him a kiss on the cheek! That was our mark for those who had been at the 'establishment' a kiss on the cheek. Oh and the Naval Landing Party (I had never even heard of their group) HAD to get their photos taken with us. I mean, honestly, they're sailors! But everyone had a really good time with it and they were very generous with their donations. Thank you all!
Here is a photo with some gentlemen who had that sign up there before they even knew that we were going to portray a brothel! When we got there, we asked if we could have our photo taken with their sign. They said 'sure' 'of course' and we posed, then I looked at them, "Do you guys want to pose with us?" I never saw them move so fast.
We had our photos taken with so many people so many times, I think we're going to have to do it again. If not next year, but the year after which will be another large Ft. Knox event. Plan on a big Ft. Knox event in 2012, if the world does not explode first. >Wink<.