May 23, 2006

Bloody rumors.

Last night the leader from my old re-enactment group, Giles, stopped by the house. He had tried calling earlier while I was waging war with the lawn. When I tried to call him back he was in the basement waging war with his �toys�. He had heard a rumor regarding a friend of ours upcoming wedding. Someone had said we weren’t going because he was going. He wanted to come over to make sure that wasn’t the case. It wasn’t the case at all.

Our friend, Chastity, was originally supposed to get married on May 6th, Boopie's birthday. I was planning on going to the ceremony and cutting out early from the reception with Boopie for his own celebration. A relative of the brides was killed and the wedding was postponed due to the funeral. We were then notified it was going to be this weekend, Memorial Day weekend. We have a re-enactment this weekend that we really enjoy doing, Boopie will get to live fire his rifle here, and we get to see some friend’s we only see at one or two events a year.

Now, that being said, I would blow that all off for a friend’s wedding. Even if the friend is a re-enactor and should have known better than scheduling a wedding on a re-enactment weekend. Just kidding! She sometimes reads this blog… had to get the dig in. The real reason we are still going is that at our last re-enactment we ordered a bunch of stuff from a merchant that is retiring from re-enacting. This is the last event that we will both do together. I told them that I would be there to pick up and pay for the items. They didn’t charge me up front because they’ve known us since we started re-enacting. In fact we’ve bought a lot of supplies from them. These arrangements were made PRIOR to finding out the new date of the wedding. Actually they were made prior to finding out the original date was postponed.

It had absolutely nothing to do with any bad blood between Giles and me. We talked for two hours and straightened out any perceived problems there may have been. This, like most things is just a serious of bad information and misunderstandings. Although while speaking with him, I did feel myself getting hot under the collar. Not at him, but at the bullshite that was going on. It was this precise line of rumor, innuendo and malicious behavior that started issues I had last November. It seems that there are people in the world that live off of others strife. If they aren’t getting what they want, they manufacture their own. That may not be the case here, it may just be a misunderstanding, but you never know.

As far as I’m concerned, Giles and I are good. No issues, no problems. He’s welcome in my home and camp. Now if Chastity can only learn to schedule things on non re-enactment weekends. (The first date fell on another re-enactment. Bloody Lake.) Women!

I'll bet there are not too many people hooked on crack that can play the bagpipes.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at May 23, 2006 05:39 PM | TrackBack

That sensitivity training is coming in handy dude...

you are ALWAYS worried about pissing people off....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at May 23, 2006 07:38 PM

Dude, e-mail me her contact info.
I thought the wedding was already over, she was trying to get ahold of me before by my hotmail addy wouldn't take her mail for some goddamn reason...

Posted by: Graumagus at May 24, 2006 02:13 AM

She could have been wed AT the reenactment, you know. That would have been much better planning.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at May 24, 2006 08:58 AM

That's what I'd say too -- get married AT the dang reenactment! Wouldn't that be a hoot?

Posted by: Ogre at May 24, 2006 09:03 AM

if she got married at the reenactment, it would call for a big feast no?

Posted by: oddybobo at May 24, 2006 04:40 PM

She could even have a 21 gun salute... I'm just sayin'

Posted by: Teresa at May 24, 2006 06:22 PM

Actually Giles and his wife were married at a re-enactment, and I've been to three re-enactments that there was a wedding. Once I was even part of a honor guard for the Bride and Groom making a sword arch as they left the ceremony.

That's what she should have done! See...

Posted by: Contagion at May 24, 2006 06:39 PM

That was out at Galesburg, wasn't it?

Posted by: Graumagus at May 25, 2006 02:19 AM