Saturday, September 29, 2007


The Meridian Grand Tourney 2007 was an incredible event. The tournament started with the cool crisp morning fall air blowing and caring the many proud banners aloft. Everyone could sense the excitement as over 80 fighters took the field for honor and glory. Over 300 good gentles attended filling the many colorful sun shade pavilion surrounding the field. There were also a host of activities. Each of the orders not only sponsored one of the tournaments, but they also provide tasty treats for the populous. A great many also brought there A&S projects to work on and display field side. No matter what your interest everyone had something to entertain themselves with. The tournaments, of course, were the main attraction and I as a non-fighter did learn a great deal about fighting. Those that won honor on the field as listed here below.
1-Meridian Grand Tourney/Winner – Sir Elazar
2-Rosebud Tournament – Order or the Rose – Sabre tournament/Winner – Lord Mordan
3-Chalice Tournament – Open weaponstyle/Winner – Jarl Ailgheanan
($1500 raised for a battered women's shelter of winners choice)
4-Champions Tournament – Sable Sword – Open Weaponstyle/Winner – Count Aengus
5-Great Weapons Tournament – Order of the Bough/Winner – Baron Aubec
6-Grand Tournament/Winner - Count Seth of Newcastle

Chosen Champions for the Grand Tournament:
Populace- Mistress Stephanie
Laurels – Lord Fearghus
Pelicans – Baroness Ianka
Royal Peers – Master Geoffery
Sitting Royals – Lord Mandin
Chivalry – Lord Gunnar

The amazing MGT Champions Scroll was artfully created by the hand of Mistress Constance of Purneos.


Wow.




Sunday, September 23, 2007


Now this was a cool tent! I would love to know what the structure inside looked like. Oh well maybe next year I'll see this one in person.

Thursday, September 06, 2007








DragonCon 2007 is over...but what fun.



I took no pictures...as always when the great costumes came by I did not have a camera. The one I loved this year was the evil White Queen... amazing dress and hair. We did have some knights on crusade and some Stormtroopers on march and many many others. This was great fun.


We also had many, many, many Hogwarts kids... it looked like a scene from one of the Harry Potter movies a couple of times.



But I did not get a picture of them either... just the memories. Ahhhhh.

I will be going again next year....for sure!







Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It has been a few (more than) days and I am a little behind in my postings. This is the best picture I have found of Chipley...my adopted home town. I have been working on Mom's genealogy. It is a huge project. Mom had over 4000 entries from all sides of the family. I have signed up for all the on-line searching tools and am going person by person searching for and updating new information. You would think that would not be too hard, but it has become a task. I have been adding children Mom did not know of and in laws and grand parents of distant cousins... it adds up. This weekend I entered the 6000 th person. For those that what the geno facts... 6144 individuals, 2084 marriages, 42 generations, with 1155 different surnames. And yes, 42 generations does put the oldest verified person born in the year 1000 AD. Mom worked for almost 15 years on the family tree. With very few exceptions, her information has proven to be correct. I have even verified one full blooded Native American. Morning (Mary) Flowers was born in 1773...and was my 6 th great-grandmother.

Well I have most likely already lost you with facts, names and numbers, so I will end with this: "Like what you do, and Do what you like" (Jake)