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Stories of SCA children.


NOTE: See also the files: SCA-stories1-msg, you-know-msg, toys-msg, dolls-msg, children-msg, teenagers-msg, babies-msg, child-gam-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: jprod at sagepub.COM (Journals Production Department)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: SCA Kids

Date: 23 Apr 1993 18:59:21 -0400

Organization: Sage Publications, Inc., Newbury Park, CA


When Lady Katherine the White was preparing to move from Tennessee

to Texas, her young one asked, "Mommy, where's Texas?


She said, "Ansteorra, dear."


He knew _exactly_ where that was.


                            Sister Kate


        Journals Production Department, Sage Publications, Inc.

               2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

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From: magesteve at aol.com (Mage Steve)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know your Children are in the SCA when...

Date: 21 Mar 1994 17:25:02 -0500

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


...your five year old daughter, who is watching a video of the Gene Kelly

Musical "Brigadoon" (Scottish Wedding scene), looks up and says in a clear

scornful voice, "Bad Pensic Garb!!!!"


(She did it last weekend, and you know something, she was right.  It is a awful

movie and has some awful costumes).


Kenwrec FitzRaymund

MKA Steve Sheets

Barony of Ponte Alto, Kingdom of Atlantia



Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: Wynn

Subject: Re: You know your Children are in the SCA when...

Date: Wed, 23 Mar 1994 19:39:29 GMT


..when you overhear your three-year old meeting new little friends at the

playground and he asks, "What's your name?" then "What's your SCA name?"


wklosky at nitro.mines.colorado.edu



Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: asparrow at nyx.cs.du.edu (Angelia Sparrow)

Subject: Re: You know your Children are in the SCA when...

Organization: Nyx, Public Access Unix at U. of Denver Math/CS dept.

Date: Tue, 29 Mar 94 02:01:02 GMT


Your two year old freezes when you say "Hold!"


Among her 40 word vocabulary is "King"


And she's happier in her tunic and surcoat than in a sweatsuit.  (At least

she takes off the sweat suit to wear the tunic)


Aethelynde mother of Anastasia d'Eath, Calanais-nuadh, Calontir



From: jacquetta at aol.com (Jacquetta)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know your Children are in the SCA when...

Date: 29 Mar 1994 15:10:03 -0500

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


If I can add one:

...when your 4th grader writes an essay in school about a time when she "felt

special" and writes about the time Daddy carried her favor in a tourney and how

great it was when he won his first 2 bouts and how disappointed she was when he

got killed in the semi-finals and then the teacher calls you and wants to know

if your husband has died...


Lady Jacquetta de Mehun, mother of Rhian ferch

Malcom - an excellent writer, if not a discreet one...



From: magesteve at aol.com (Mage Steve)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know your Children are in the SCA when...

Date: 22 Apr 1994 16:52:13 -0400

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


... your 3 1/2 year old daughter keeps yelling "Vivat" every time someone

cheers at her Grandfather's & new Step-Grandmother's wedding.


Kenwrec FitzRaymund



From: ercil at astrid.UUCP (Ercil C. Howard-Wroth)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re:  You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 25 Apr 94 13:50:38 PST

Organization: Private No

Your daughter will only wear her `real' clothes to school and

her `real clothes' are garb not shorts and a t-shirt.


                                        Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir

                                             E. Howard-Wroth


...uunet!astrid!astridhr                          Shire of Heatherwyne

astrid!astridhr at uunet.UU.NET                           Kingdom of Caid

70327.1614 at compuserve.com



From: teachmrt at aol.com (Teach Mr T)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYINTSCA

Date: 19 Nov 1995 21:29:14 -0500

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


Your 8-year-old is at Gramma's writing up "menus" for Thanksgiving Dinner,

and when you look at them you see: "First Remove . . . Second Remove  . .

. Third Remove."


On the way home from Gramma's, she announces she has a homework

assignment, finding things that "The Littles," 6-inch tall people could

use in their home. She wants to make a "weapons chest" and use pins as

"their swords"


Can't wait until she gets to high school


Liam O'Donndubhain

Barony Beyond the Mountain

Kingdom of the East



From: Alan G. <102256.3503 at CompuServe.COM>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYINTSCA

Date: 23 Nov 1995 05:22:25 GMT

Organization: CompuServe, Inc. (1-800-689-0736)


Or the school calls you up to discuss why your 6 year old is singing

about death and destruction during recess (BORN ON THE LISTFIELD)


Or they complement your child on their active imagination after your

child tells them that they will be spending the weekend with the



Alan G.



From: djheydt at uclink.berkeley.edu (Dorothy J Heydt)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYASCAP

Date: 14 Mar 1996 16:02:26 GMT

Organization: University of California at Berkeley


In article <4i3bo2$mp2 at garcia.efn.org>, Amy Carpenter <amy_c at efn.org> wrote:

>>>You know you're an SCA parent when...

>>They do medieval history in seventh grade and your child knows

>>more about it than the teacher does. --Dorothea of Caer-Myrddin

>"No, that was _third_ grade."....


Well, I can't tell from your userid where you are.  In California, the

public schools do the Middle Ages in the spring half of the

seventh grade.  The spring being now upon us, the phones are

beginning to jangle off the hook with seventh-grade teachers

wanting demos....


Dorothea of Caer-Myrddin          Dorothy J. Heydt

Mists/Mists/West                   UC Berkeley

Argent, a cross forme'e sable           djheydt at uclink.berkeley.edu




Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYASCAP

From: una at bregeuf.stonemarche.org (Honour Horne-Jaruk)

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 96 13:20:17 EST


nzsm at spis.co.nz (SPIS & NZ Science Monthly) writes:

> You know you're an SCA parent when...


> ...you suddenly realise the reason you don't understand what your toddler is

> singing is cos he's doing it in Middle English


        You get a call from your son's school asking for a translation of

"poplolly", because he just called his favorite teacher that...

        -and of "tentergut", because he used that one on the principal


> ...your toddler is asked to name friends of the family and he gives two

> names for everyone (one for "when they are in garb")


        ...He's asked for "Person to contact in case of emergency" and he

writes "Baroness Arastorm"


> ...your toddler is asked what he wants for a present and he asks for a

> tabard


        his therapist asks what the first signs he's growing up would be,

and he says "My mother cuts my skirts off and lets me wear a knife"



> Really makes it all seem worthwhile!


> katherine kerr of the far-away southern reaches of Caid


        ...Even if hard to explain... }:->


           (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.



From: croaker at access.digex.net (Francis A. Ney, Jr.)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYASCAP

Date: 20 Mar 1996 13:18:31 -0500

Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA


In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960319091325.2908A-100000 at waco.tstc.edu> 1tlm7799 at tstc.edu writes:


> You know you're an SCA parent when...


>   When your daughter is in kindergarden and gets in trouble in show and

> tell for lying, ie telling everyone that her mother was a Lady in Waiting

> to the Queen. This required my wife to go to the school, in garb, and

> straighten it out. This was a while back. My daughter is now 16.


> Uillec Mac Aoidh


Wasn't there a royal some time back whose kid got sent home with a note about

an 'overactive imagination' when said kid told the class that his father was

the king?  Resulting in said royal appearing at said school in garb with

knights, court and all?






Newsgroups: rec.org.sca


From: vern.hall at pcohio.com (Vern Hall)

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 08:48:00 -0500

Organization: PC-OHIO PCBOARD - Cleveland, OH - 216-381-3320


TLM> You know you're an SCA parent when...


   > When your daughter is in kindergarden and gets in trouble in

   > show and tell for lying, ie telling everyone that her mother

   > was a Lady in Waiting to the Queen. This required my wife to

   > go to the school, in garb, and straighten it out. This was a

   > while back. My daughter is now 16.


Doesn't just happen in kindergarten...  My son, who at the time

was eighteen, had a teacher in sr high school english who had a

show-and-tell kinda thing the first couple weeks of school...  

Each student was required to tell something they did over the

summer and the rest of the class was supposed to guess whether

their tale was true or false...  My son's tale was that he stood

guard at the East Kingdom Royal Encampment at War...  Well, you

can guess what the majority of the class (and the teacher)

guessed as to the veracity of that statement...  He was on the

verge of getting himself into a touch of trouble when (for some

strange reason and totally out of character) he decided to

exercise a bit of restraint and attended class the following day

in garb (no weapons)..and..with photos for proof...


AElric of Coventree Grove


PC-OHIO PCBoard Online   pcohio.com      HST 16.8: 216-381-3320

The Best BBS in America  Cleveland, OH  V34+ 33.6: 216-691-3030




From: jocelynp at cts.com (Jocelyn Plazewska)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 16:02:08 GMT

Organization: CTS Network Services


You Know You're a Parent in the SCA When.............


your toddler (who is just learning to talk) tells you to "Get sword!!

Get sword!!!!" instead of a knife so you can cut a bananna in pieces.



Katarzyna Plazewka

Mka Jocelyn Plazewksa

Barony of Calafia

Kingdom of Caid



From: ddfr at best.com (David Friedman)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 23 Apr 1996 17:12:49 GMT

Organization: Best Internet Communications


Many years ago, we discovered that when visiting Baron William of Weir and

his wife and son, the visitor, on entering, would be offered a sword or a

shield by the (very young) son. He knew that he was only allowed to hit

people who were armed. You accepted at your peril.


I've been trying to teach my two year old son the same rule, but with less

success than William and Pippa had.




ddfr at best.com



From: ksutterf at freenet.columbus.oh.us (Krysta  Sutterfield)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 23 Apr 1996 20:58:41 -0400

Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet


        Your son learns to drum before he can walk.


        Your kids respond to 'HOLD!' instead of 'STOP!'


        Your child curtsies or bows on meeting the principal.


        Your kids are the most polite in the school.

               [most SCA kids I know are years ahead of others in

                       manners, and sometimes common sense, too.]





From: mhwag at aol.com (MHWag)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 25 Apr 1996 09:35:34 -0400

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


Both I and my squire-sister had to explain to our children's teachers

about those gruesome songs our sweet little ones were singing - all about

axes and death and listfields.  On the other hand, they keep getting high marks for their creative writing assignments, all written about tournaments and quests and wars and kings and queens.  "What wonderful imaginations!!!"


My kids school has "culture-week" each spring, and my table tends to be

very popular.  Something to do with the chain mail and pictures of people

bashing each other.


And then there was the day I was late picking them up from their

after-school program due to the fighter practice in my backyard, and

picked them up while still in armor.  





From: "L. HERR-GELATT" <liontamr at postoffice.ptd.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 26 Apr 1996 00:29:02 GMT

Organization: ProLog - PenTeleData, Inc.


In reply to "you know you're a parent in the SCA when....."


I took my first daughter away from daddy at age 1 1/2 for two weeks, to

visit my sister. When we came back, we met Daddy at a fighter practice

part of the way home. Meggie was very strange towards her dad, wouldn't

have anything to do with him, in fact, until she saw him in armor, yelled

"Daddy" and went running into his arms.


Not many Dads (or future beaus) would be able to live up to her mental

image of the perfect guy.....full plate and all. I guess a mom could have

it worse.


And then there was the time I was called into her Montessori

(read as pacifist) preschool to explain this fascination

with weaponry....and the fact that Daddy killed some guys last weekend!



Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: Paula Barreto <pbarreto at vines.iusb.edu>

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Organization: Indiana University South Bend

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 16:57:28 GMT


...Your child insists on taking her dragon to day care instead of a

teddy bear.


...Your child says "OH YEA" when they want your undivided attention


...Your child doesn't understand why they can't put on their SCA garb to

go to the park


...Your child sits quietly beyond the list rope waiting for an adult to

get her toy that has wandered into the empty list field.


Ldy Isabel Moonsdaghter



newsrc-sun2.iusb.edu       C:\NETSCAPE\NEWS\NEWSRC   FALSE

newsrc-sun2.iusb.edu       C:\netscape\news\X0O9AQ82.rcg    TRUE



From: alysk at ix.netcom.com(Elise Fleming )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 27 Apr 1996 12:38:31 GMT

Organization: Netcom


You know you are a parent in the SCA when...your son has another asthma

attack, and you grab your pouch with lucet and cord so that you have

something to do while you wait during his treatment in the emergency

room. Makes a really nice ice-breaker with the nurses!  "What's that

you're doing?", they innocently ask and you take a deep breath to



Alys Katharine



From: CAT_McGLOTHLIN at smtplink.sagepub.COM (CAT_McGLOTHLIN)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYASCAPW...

Date: 29 Apr 1996 16:48:00 -0400

Organization: The Internet


You know you're an SCA parent when...


...your kindergarten son has finished his alphabet homework and you

ask him if he would like to color or work on his weaving project from

the camping event two weeks ago and he jumps up to finish his weaving!


...your 2nd-grade daughter can't stand to work on spelling homework

assigned by the teacher but races through a week's-worth of spelling

assignments when you've changed the vocabulary list to "Middle Ages,

Shire, Caid, Darach, sword, knight, tournament, garb, banner...."


...your 2nd-grade daughter starts to whine when you've assigned her an

open essay topic "What's you're favorite part of the SCA?" and she

says "Not fair, Mom! I love everything! I can't pick *ANYTHING* to

write about!"


Eilidh Swann of Strathlachlan        **  Darach, Caid (Ventura, CA)

Christine (Cat) McGlothlin Gurkweitz **  cat_mcglothlin at sagepub.com



From: nzsm at spis.co.nz (SPIS & NZ Science Monthly)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYASCAPW...

Date: Sun, 05 May 96 23:03:28 GMT

Organization: South Pacific Information Services Ltd


...when you kneel at Baronial Court only to find yourself flanked by your

20-month-old on the cushion next to you...


katherine kerr


New Zealand Science Monthly -- NZ's only general-interest science magazine

   nzsm at spis.co.nz * Fax: +64-3-384-5138 * Tel: +64-3-384-5137

             P.O. Box 19-760, Christchurch, New Zealand

<<< Humour, science, skeptics and SCA at: http://www.spis.co.nz/spis >>>



From: widdershins at widdershins.seanet.com (John and Susan Hutchins)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 02:25:00 GMT

Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA


You have to re-plaster the ceiling in the living room, because the

ceiling fell down when your 5 year old son made a moat in his bedroom

to go around his toy castle..... ;-)





From: rowanwolfs at aol.com (ROWANWOLFS)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 27 May 1996 00:54:28 -0400

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


Your son draws samples of celtic knotwork and trades them for extra-neat

pencils and pens at school....


Your son is watching _First Knight_ and notes that the knights have no

white belts...


And complains that the armor would never pass inspection....


<Sigh> You can take the boy out of the middle of the stick jocks but you

can't take the stick jock out of the middle of the boy.  Rattan fever is

incurable. <G>





Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 23:38:52 +0000

From: Aengus&Eibhlin <aengus at nauticom.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca



I was enjoying a quiet morning at a camping event watching my 2 year

old beat upon a war shield with a plastic sword, when a  *very large*  

squire enters our encampment to play with him. My son runs into the

tent as soon as the squire takes up his fighting guard.


The squire laughs and says "I've gotten that reaction before".


To which I responded "No, you don't understand...he went to get *you*

armor" At which point the toddler comes out of the tent with an extra

plastic shield and sword for the squire.      :-)



From: tmcneer at ix.netcom.com(Joseph McNeer )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYASCAP

Date: 28 May 1996 14:01:27 GMT

Organization: Netcom


   A couple of Pennsics ago, my four year old was playing with boffer

swords, rather energetically with a five year old, when the older boy

struck him a blow that sent hom sprawling on his back, his sword

spinning, just out of reach.  As the other mother started to react, my

son stretched over, grabbed his sword, bounced to his feet and

announced loudly, "LIGHT!" and rejoined the attack.  The peer in the

next camp, promptly pronounced them "ready for rattan!"



From: "Jean-Claude (Doug Grove)" <jeanclaude at bham.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 29 May 1996 18:51:59 GMT

Organization: The Barony of Iron Mountain


.. when your 16-month old son will force you to take the plastic

extend-o-sword... and will insist on playing swordfight with you for a

solid HOUR!


.. when the same 16-month old son cries when you won't let him take your

rattan weapon onto the field so he can challenge two dukes, then tries to

take the POLEARM! (Yep, it happened just like that!)


.. when (once again) the same 16-month old son, upon seeing your brand

new helmet, goes and gets a bucket and puts it on...


..AND (continuing the above) when you lower the visor he lowers the

handle of the bucket!  HONEST!!!



From: mercbard at aol.com (MERCBARD)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 7 Jun 1996 21:21:51 -0400

Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)


upon feeding your child your first instruction is "put down the weapon

then get your food"



From: corun at access4.digex.net (Corun MacAnndra)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You Are a Parent in the SCA When........

Date: 8 Jun 1996 11:19:09 -0400

Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA


I'm not a parent, SCA or otherwise, however I just have to relate this



At the recent University Atlantiae, I happened to be chatting with some

friends in the Registrar's Office (alright, the big classroom we'd set

up for registration). Many of those in the room are Oldcastles, including

his Grace, Duke Gyrth Oldcastle.


Suddenly, the 20 month old son of Tadgh and Meraud, picked up a plastic

baseball bat with his right hand. Facing Mommy, he sticks his left hand

straight out in front of him while turning the left side of his body

towards her and proceeds to stick his elbow in his ear. Yes, the classic

Oldcastle fighting stance. Everyone was incapacitated with laughter, and

His Grace just stared dumbfounded. His Grace then commented that he knew

who the father was. Of course Trey was delighted at all the attention,

and kept up his practice, swinging his plastic bat. At one point His Grace

told Trey to bend his knees. The child held for a moment, looking at Gyrth

and promply bent his knees accordingly. He then turned his attention back

to his opponent and took another swing at Mommy. Another round of laughter

ensued, leaving us once again helpless with mirth.


In service,

Corun (watching the next generation of Oldcastles grow up)


   Corun MacAnndra   |  Can not run out of time. There is infinite time. You

Dark Horde by birth |  are finite. Zathras is finite. This....is wrong tool.

   Moritu by choice  |                                        -- Zathras



From: powers at brain.cis.ohio-state.edu (william thomas powers)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: 9 Sep 1996 21:38:57 -0400

Organization: The Ohio State University, Department of Computer and Information Science


YKYITSCAW---you get your children to help look through a bunch of pennies

for "wheat backs" and when they ask what that is you tell them that it looks

like a laurel wreath----and they have no trouble recoginizing them.





From: at LakeheadU.ca at bolt.lcs.mit.EDU (Lakehead User)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when

Date: 17 Sep 1996 15:48:28 -0400

Organization: Lakehead University


You know you're in the SCA when the bedtime conversation with your 9

year old daughter centers around forms of address for royalty when they

are a duke, knight and prince at the same time!


Christiana (Mare Amethystinum)



From: David Johnson <MOHAWK5 at postoffice.worldnet.att.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA when

Date: 17 Sep 1996 22:51:53 GMT


My 5 year old keeps practicing her curtsey and is teaching her mundane

friends to do so! We have had to answer odd questions and it really is

a whole new realm of parenting when you have to correct your child's

manners by reminding her to say "Baroness" Elspeth not just Elspeth.



From: widdershins at widdershins.seanet.com (John and Susan Hutchins)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca


Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 20:24:27 GMT

Organization: Seanet Online Services, Seattle WA


Someone asks your son "Do you know what you get when you're 16?

(meaning a driver's license, of course)  And he replys disdainfully

"You can't fight at 16 anymore, I've got to be 18!"


Branuenn Goch



From: djheydt at uclink.berkeley.edu (Dorothy J Heydt)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 24 Jun 1997 00:24:46 GMT

Organization: University of California at Berkeley


A while back, somebody said,

>You go to talk to your daughter's counselor, and she says the entire

>family is in denial, and has trouble dealing with reality, .prefering

>to deal in fantasy..


I remember the time my son told his high-school counselor he was

in the SCA and so were his parents, and she got very sympathetic,

"Oh, you poor kid, having your parents hitting each other all the

time must be terrible for you."  Tris explained that neither of

us fought, and she said "But that's what they do.  I've seen them

at the BART station.  They hit each other with sticks."  It was

after that that we put together a photo album of all the OTHER

things we do and started taking it to the Thursday night BART



Dorothea of Caer-Myrddin                              Dorothy J. Heydt

Mists/Mists/West                                    Albany, California

PRO DEO ET REGE                                         djheydt at uclink



Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: "Maggie MacD." <dalena at ax.com>


Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:34:38 GMT


Passing a KOA campground, your six year old points at it and cries out:




From: jen-guy at home.com (Jennifer Guy)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca


Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 14:51:25 GMT


....Your 5 year old is playing with the Fisher-Price castle set and

tells his cousin to get the Hot Wheels out of the way, cause they're

not period!



Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 08:30:03 -0500

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

From: dentim at myriad.net (Tim Lozos)

Subject: Re: ANST - More baby news


The SCA is definitely an interesting place to raise kids!  For instance, when I picked up my 4 year old daughter from kindergarten the other day, her teacher said, "Where IS Ansteorra?  Alexis keeps telling me she lives there!"


Or when we were watching a football game on tv with some friends, and my two

year old son Nikolas saw that everyone was getting excited about a play, he

started yelling "Vivat!" and clapping wildly!


Lady Allysyn Kranidious




From: joelight at lx.net (joelight)

To: "ansteorra" <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>

Subject: ANST - Kids

Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:56:47 -0500


Just for grins...who else has stories about our SCA kids?  I have a favorite.  When Master Cadwallader's daughter was in about the third grade, they were walking in a line down the hall.  Several teachers were standing and discussing their units on the Middle Ages and one mentioned the word "Saxon."  Tonya immediately said, "Saxons?  PPPHHTTTOOEY!"  Then she spits in the floor and keeps right on walking.  I was there to pick up my son...it was great seeing Lady Rowena try to explain that one!



Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 01:11:03 -0400

From: Aine of Wyvernwood <sybella at gte.net>

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

Subject: Re: ANST - Kids


well, my darling dtr, who is 1/4 japanese of sumarai blood,

sat thru braveheart's bloodiest scenes yelling for them to

lop off more heads.....I just slid a little further down in

my seat trying to pretend I did not know her.


Her brother in Social Studies class studying the Norman

Conquest, raised his hand to correct the teacher when she

refered to William the Conqueror he corrected her and said

he was known as Duke William to some and William the Bastard

to others....I had to collect him at the office.


Then there was the time he was given the task to write a

paper on ''gods and goddess' ''  none were specifically

given, so he wrote about the Goddess Danu and the Tuatha de

Danaan. His teacher went ballistic, had a fit, 'why this

are pagan goddess.  ''Well yes, they are, btw, do _you_ know

what pagan means?''  the teacher had apparently wanted

something on either greek or roman gods/goddess'.  My son

calmly explained that he was neither Greek nor Italian but

Saxon, Welsh and German.  At that point the teacher was

confused and upset, she then told him ''that, that, that,

they are so uncivilized."' My 12 yr old replied, ''define

civilized please.""  I again had to go collect him in the

office.    I had to explain both times that we belonged to a

medieval reenactment group.....sigh....



[submitted by rmhowe <magnusm at ncsu.edu>]

Subject: The World According to SCA Children

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 23:27:28 EST

From: Alesia4 at aol.com

To: atlantia at atlantia.sca.org


I thought some might enjoy this little tale.


As I prepared dinner tonight my four year old daughter asked "If we could have

soup next time."  I answered yes, and suggested chicken, her favorite.

"Mommy," she asked, "you have to kill chickens to make soup?"  "Yes, they do."

I answered, as I waited for an emotional response from my tenderhearted little

girl. After a brief pause she looked up and said, "In the morning, Daddy can

go to a farm.  He can take his shinny armor and a sword and kill us some



"Daddy" is still trying to figure out how to handle this one.  After I

suggested the grocery store so "Daddy's armor wouldn't get dirty."  She

quickly answered, "We'll just clean it."


Keeping a sense of humor.


Alesia de Trenwyth



[Submitted by "Philippa Alderton" <phlip at bright.net>]

From: Krysta Sutterfield <krystas at juno.com>

To: sca-middle at dnaco.net <sca-middle at dnaco.net>

Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 7:35 PM

Subject: [Mid] YKYITSCAW... (kid)


I have no clue where I read/heard this..but i thought you guys might

enjoy it just the same..it's cute.


As per custom of these current middle ages, a young girl had been taken

to see Santa at the local mall.

Now, mind you, she was only about 3 or 4, and had been SCA born, bred,

and raised. Here is the dialogue that followed between the little girl

and the unfortunate Santa...


SANTA: "Well, little girl, what would you like for Christmas?"

GIRL:(in the enthused kiddy voice) "I would like a Sword and some


SANTA:(looking around, a bit surprised, not quite sure he had heard

correctly)"A Sword and Armour?

What would a good girl like you do with a sword and Armour??"

GIRL:(beaming at the poor man)"I want it so I can practice hard and be

Queen like Mommy one day!!"


Needless to say, the Santa was not a little confused...

and the parents of the young girl were considerably amused at the whole






Subject: RE: ANST - GW Date Discussion

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 99 19:09:05 MST

From: "Kathryn Norris" <kati at sprintmail.com>

To: <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>


Jackie wrote:

> You know...it seems as if there is a real concern for those of us who are

> educators.  There are many of us in the education field who play and we only

> seem to get to attend once every couple of years for this reason.  What was

> the original reason for changing the event from June to March...other than

> heat.  Is the site booked through the summer for other events?  Just

> wondering.

> Ulrica


We have a funny about the date.  Our daughter is in high school now and is

old enough to know if she is sick enough to stay home from school or not.

Since she knows that she will be out of school 3-4 days for Gulf Wars, she

is sure to go to school in order to save her "sick" days for War!


Caitlin bean Ghearailt



Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 14:05:39 MST

"Dennis Grace" <sirlyonel at hotmail.com>

Subject: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG


Salut Cozyns,


Lyonel aisai.


I'm forwarding this (unedited) from the Iron Rose list.  I though Stefan

might want a copy for his Florilegium




From: "Guilford" <oakenwood at mediaone.net>

To: <ironrose at webmaster.com>

Subject: Re: [IR] Young Liar

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 19:41:12 -0500


I was on the edge of this, just arriving in society when it was happening. I

did not participate in it, but did witness the preperation and after




Okay List, here goes...


About 15 years ago a young girl, the oldest of four, arrived in school just

after Pennsic. The teachers "get to know each other" topic was...

What do your parents do?


The question was posed to each of the young students (if I remeber right,

this was first grade), one by one while sitting in a circle. When it came to

Diana, her response was " My daddy is King." The teacher, thinking she had a

student with an imagination thought she would get the upper hand with...

"and I suppose your mommy is a Queen."


Of course, Diana was thrilled to see that her teacher knew, so she smiled,

sat back and relaxed. Then her teacher went in for the kill. She asked Diana

what her mommy and daddy really did since they were not King and Queen.

Diana insisted that they were, teacher removed her from the class, and told

the principal they had a problem. "The child insists that her parents are

the King and Queen of the East Kingdom, she has no concept of reality."


So, the school psycologist was consulted. Then the parents were called. It

went something like this.....


Taylor household. Oh Good. Mrs Taylor, this is your daughters school. No

Diana isn't hurt, but we would like you and your husband to come in for a

meeting. It seems that Diana has problems dealing with reality. She believes

you and your husband are King and Queen of an imaginary kingdom.


At this point, Arastorm lost it. She explained to the nice people that her

daughter was telling the truth. The school didn't want to listen. So she set

up a meeting, for the next morning. Then started making phone calls. First

her husband, Earl Sir Alfwine, his squires, her retainers and other house

members. She contacted a herald and made arrangements for The Meeting.


The next meeting, promptly on time, the King and Queen of the East, their

daughter, and the entire entourage (20 +/- in all) arrived at the school in

full court garb with a herald announcing their arrival. First they held a

small curia type meeting in the principals office. They got the school to

"get a grip with reality" then insisted on helping their daughter save face

after the ordeal she was put through the day before.


Thus the entire elementary school sat in the gym as a Court was held.

Fighters donned armor, songs were taught and pictures were shared. Diana and

her siblings as they followed, were never accused of not having a grip with

reality again.


The End





From - Thu Nov 18 17:11:01 1999

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 14:55:51 MST

From: "Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain" <padraig_ruad at irishbard.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]


'wolf wrote:

>fun story .. this iteration placed it 15 years back ... heard first variant of

>it 25 years back when i was in Steppes and origionating somewhere out Aten Way

>... surfaced again in slight variations about every 5 years (i remember the

>next iteration was supposidly Merides ... and remember one placed in the West)

>.. some urban legends are eternal, such is the nature of "the tale"



Though possibly with some basis in fact.  To wit:  Baroness Dana Mac an Ghabhann's grandson, Daniel, was talking in school about his grandma's friend, Lady Bice' di Pietro.  Well, the proper pronunciation of "Bice'" is "bitchy", which is, the lady herself acknowledges with an evil grin, part of the reason she chose the name.  There is no way an 8-year-old can make this sound plausible to a teacher, so Daniel ended up in the Principal's office for referring to grandma's friend "bitchy", and it required a visit to the school by Daniel's mother and grandmother to convince them that:  

1) No, Daniel was NOT being disrespectful and smartmouthed, and

2) The name of the lady in question really is "bitchy", her SCA name being the only name that Daniel knows her by.  I'm  sure this required a more lengthy and elaborate explanation than I will speculate on here.

Truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often much more amusing.





Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 15:47:34 MST

From: Scot and Domino Eddy <domino7 at texas.net>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG


OK, folks here's a true one for all of you...


One of our bridesmaid brought her children to our wedding this past spring, which was an SCA wedding. Apparently this so impressed young Jessica (4th grade) that when asked to write about "Her most happy moment" she chose to write about the time when she went to a wedding of the "king and queen where everyone dressed like the olden days" (we wore wedding crowns and nearly everyone was in medieval clothing). Since this was for the TAAS practice test she got a 0 for not writing about something true. Mom wasn't happy.


This has much simpler ending. Mom called the school, explained what occured, showed some pictures, and the school apologized.



Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 22:11:53 MST

From: "Pookie" <Pookie-w at home.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>


> I'm  sure this required a more lengthy and elaborate explanation than I will

> speculate on here.


> Truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often much more amusing.

> Padraig


Children often make stories more intresting in their own little way. A

perfect example of this is when Connal and I got married at Elfsea Spring

Faire 1996.  Our childrens "version" of how the wedding went is: "Mom and

Rob stood before a man wearing a dress. Then they got tied up and everyone

giggled. Then a lady in her pajamas danced."  This is pretty accurate from a

1st grader and kindergarten point of view. Yes we did stand in front of a

"man in a dress" as Lord Padraig was in his alternate monk persona and was

wearing a traditional monks robe. The being "tied up" was the hand fasting

and the giggling came when we were laughing about something said during the

ceremony. The lady who was dancing in "her pajamas" was a middle eastern

dancer who performed at the reception.  So their version isn't far off the

mark, but I do have to admit it IS alot more amusing! :)





Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:02:10 MST

From: "Trish McCurdy" <ladyoftherose at hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG


'wolf wrote:

>fun story .. this iteration placed it 15 years back ... heard first variant of

>it 25 years back when i was in Steppes and origionating somewhere out Aten Way

>... surfaced again in slight variations about every 5 years (i remember the

>next iteration was supposidly Merides ... and remember one placed in the West)

>.. some urban legends are eternal, such is the nature of "the tale"





That really happened to my family!  I was Queen of Atenveldt and my son was

in Kindergarten!


The school refused a formal demo, so I came in garb and brought picture

albums of events, and some of my court came in garb, along with two members

of my guard who let the children hit them with swords.


It was probably the teacher's most memorible show and tell to date *L*





Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:24:41 MST

From: Michael Tucker <michaelt at neosoft.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG


Trish McCurdy wrote:

> That really happened to my family!  I was Queen of Atenveldt and my son was

> in Kindergarten!


> [snip]


> Larissa


This type of thing seems to be very common in the SCA. When Patrick Michael

Gordonne and Julia de Montoya were King and Queen of Ansteorra (their third

reign, I think), one of their young sons got in trouble at school for "lying".

Same song, different verse: his teachers asked him what his mommy and daddy did, and he told them they were the King and Queen, and his daddy was a Knight. Well, of course that _couldn't_ be true, so straight to the principal's office they went. A couple of "parent-teacher conferences" cleared everything up, but I bet this has happened to a lot of crowns with young children.


It's funny in a way, but it's also sad that teachers are so used to hearing

fabrications that they assume an improbable story is false until proven otherwise.



Michael Silverhands



Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 21:40:06 MST

From: "Beth Zimmerman" <bethzimm at mindspring.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>


Michael Tucker wrote:

: It's funny in a way, but it's also sad that teachers are so used to hearing

: fabrications that they assume an improbable story is false until proven

: otherwise.


Same thing happened many moons ago when Sir Finn Kelly took the

crown. His son went to school and told everyone his daddy was

the king of Oklahoma and Texas.  Teacher sent him to the

principals office where he still wouldn't recant the fib.  The

principal called Sir Finn to discuss his son's lying.  Sir Finn

roared that he was the King of Oklahoma and Texas, and explained

the SCA to him and brought a demo to the school.  Both teacher

and principal apologized to his son.


Afrena O' Dulaing

Who wasn't there, but loves the story.



Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 21:59:17 MST

From: "Kimberly" <kdw at ev1.net>

Subject: Re: ANST - Fwd: [Re: [IR] Young Liar]

To: <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>


Michael Tucker wrote:

: It's funny in a way, but it's also sad that teachers are so used to hearing

: fabrications that they assume an improbable story is false until proven

: otherwise.


This is so true...

As many of you know I grew up in the SCA, as so many of our young ones do...

I was in 7th or 8 grade when Rowan won crown in her own right. Well we had

an assignment to write about, and since Rowan was one of many people that

took great care in "raising me" I chose her as my story.. Well low and

behold I got an F on the assignment because it was suppose to be a true

story... Now my school knew about the SCA; we had done many demos there many

a time.... but they just didn't believe that a lady could when crown in her

own right...

I actually ended up bringing a black star in to prove my point and get my grade



Lady Kyrstyn of Greenwood,




Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 00:09:38 -0400

From: Philip & Susan Troy <troy at asan.com>

Subject: Re: SC - How Lord Ras bought my husband & me closer!!!


From: "Siegfried Heydrich" <baronsig at peganet.com>

>     So, does he read recipes to the kiddies when he puts 'em to bed? 'OK,

> children, do you want to hear the one about Parisian Possets? or the Linzer

> Lebenstorten?'.


>     Sieggy


You _think_ you're joking, don't you???


Recently I asked my kid if he'd brushed his teeth, and he said yes, he

had, walked over to me, opened his mouth and said, "Primary source documentation!"





Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 10:59:19 -0400

From: Philip & Susan Troy <troy at asan.com>

Subject: Re: SC - Jelly Bean and other flavours


It's that parental selective hearing. This is part of why my son was

able to get away with loudly asking (until it was much, much too late),

at an event at which gingerbrede was served, "Hey, everybody, have you

tried [So-and-so's] balls? They're big and spicy and brown!" Within

seconds the hall was full of bad Isaac Hayes impersonations...


Adamantius, who swears the wording was a coincidence



Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 08:43:19 -0600

From: Kat Dyer <kdyer at spamnotcomcast.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA


Hawke wrote:

> ...you explain the SCA sticker on the back of your car to your mother

> as both a good conversation starter and a way to get help on the side

> of the road ( heard the story of someone stuck on the side of the

> road, and fellow Scadians stopped by because of the sticker )


(shields are good for that too... and for carrying things into the house

out of the car... polearms are also good for having fellow Scadians stop

to help & banners as well)


...your children sing out "tire armor!" when they see dead semi tires on

the road


...your children sing out "pell parts!" when they see dead tires on the

side of the road (same with downed telephone poles) and demand you stop

to pick them up!


... your children wonder why *everyone* doesn't know how to properly

curtsy & bow when trying out for the school play or at the Ren Faire,

even the two year old


...you keep a tool kit, a sewing kit & a leather repair kit in your

car... and know how to *use* them, regardless of your gender!


...while eating out, your children ask when the next remove is coming


...your children know more about medieval history than their teacher,

and can point to the relevant source books when correcting them



From: mikea at mikea.ath.cx (Mike Andrews)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 14:57:05 +0000 (UTC)


Kat Dyer <kdyer at spamnotcomcast.net> wrote:

> ...your children know more about medieval history than their teacher,

> and can point to the relevant source books when correcting them


The Boy was being interviewed by the principal of the college-prep

charter school he now attends, and somehow the conversation turned to

siege weapons. The principal refers to one engine as a catapult, and

The Boy says, "Oh, no, Sir; that's a _trebuchet_! _This_ is a

catapult, here", and explains the differences.


Instant acceptance, even though they had a waiting list of something

like 300 kids.


Mike Andrews /      Michael Fenwick     Barony of Namron, Ansteorra

mikea at mikea.ath.cx

Tired old music Laurel



Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:51:27 -0500

From: Kat Dyer <kdyer at spamnotcomcast.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW


Abrigon Gusiq wrote:

> Alternate, you see a trailer and can recognize the heraldry and know it

> is a fellow Scadian.


A vehicle goes by and you hear your children cry out in glee "Mommy!

Mommy! They've got an SCA sticker! They've got an SCA sticker!"  Mine

are 8 & 11 and they *still* do it!  The truly scary thing is that my

head will whip around with me going "Where? Where?" wondering if it's

anyone I know!





From: "Muirgheal ui Ogain" <muirgheal at charter.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 15:18:40 -0400


> I have the feeling my son will be like that! <g>  He's already picky

> about his garb.  What do you want for Christmas, son?  "A new belt!  And

> not a plain one... I want a fancy one!"  It seems he wants one with

> plaques on it.  He didn't get it this year... he was only 7 after all...

> but maybe next year since he'll be 8.

> Kat


I hear ya, My son will be 7 this year and LOVES to go fabric shopping with

me to pick his garb. Of course he only likes expensive fabrics and moans and

groans when I make him wear light weight tunics in the 95 degree 100%

humidity summers:)



Mommy of a Future Atlantian Thug AND Garb Nazi



From: Birgitte Andersdotthar <birgitteandersdotthar at gmail.com>

Date: June 20, 2009 6:45:22 AM CDT

To: trimaris-temp at yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [tri-temp] You know you're a Scadian when...


*Or...when your 1st graders teacher calls you up*

[creative clipping applied 
to the rest of this]


~coughs~ Or your son's VPK teacher corners you when you pick him up, and 
wants to know why he was teaching everyone sword fighting, yelling "HOLD!"
 at kids who were misbehaving, and announcing that one day he was going to be 
king, and there are TOO kings in Florida!


Fortunately, his teacher's well aware to the oddities of our household, and
 was mostly amused.


I didn't make any friends with the other parents from 
that, though....


Birgitte Andersdotthar
mka Stephanie



From: Elaine Manyoki <emanyoki at yahoo.com>

Date: June 20, 2009 1:46:17 PM CDT

To: trimaris-temp at yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [tri-temp] You know you're a Scadian when...


Sounds like Brittany/Ariel...we were watching the Princess Bride" with friends, and she loudly announced that the two fighters weren't "real fencers", because they were hopping instead of lunging.


..and then proceeded to demonstrate for our very NON-scadian friends

...it's funny

...I never saw them again!





From: Hywela <hywela91 at gmail.com>

Date: February 22, 2011 8:14:43 PM CST

To: Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at AUSTIN.RR.COM>

Subject: Coelred and The Moose Song


Unlike a lot of SCA'ers, my parents had no problem with my ex-husband and me playing in the SCA.  They even came to a few events during our first reign.  I was always very proud of how the Kingdom treated them -- almost as a King Dad and Queen Mum.


Gabriel and I were young parents, and didn't have a lot of money.  Therefore, our kids (my son from a previous marriage, and our younger son) went where we went. Which means if we went to a post-revel, so did they.  Coelred, the youngest, was at his first event at the age of 3 weeks:  He literally grew up in the SCA. Like his older brother, he was very precocious.  Plus, we had some fighters in the Kingdom who thought our kids were awesome, and would even help us keep an eye on our youngsters.


Of course, the downside of this was learning lots of things from the fighters, like "The Moose Song".


One day, my mom decided to have the kids over to spend time with her.  At one point, I guess my youngest decided to impress Grandma with one of his many talents:  Singing.  He sang her every lyric and the chorus of The Moose Song. (Incidentally, he's still a fine singer:  He fronts a hard rock band called "Shedu".  They have a bit of a following in Seattle, where they live. His older brother, known in the SCA as Gruffyd, is the lead guitarist.)


When I went to pick up the kids, a couple of mom's friends were at her house. Without warning and in front of those ladies, my mother proceeded to scold me up one side and down the other about Coelred singing her that song and how inappropriate it was.  She also tossed in a few comments about my unfitness as a mother -- how could I let him hear such a song?  Wasn't I concerned at all about what he would turn into? and all that.  Her friends glared at me sternly the whole time.  I didn't say anything, I just got the kids' stuff together and left.


Two days later, she called me about another issue entirely, and I plucked up my courage:  "Hey Mom?"




"I understand you being upset about Coelred knowing The Moose Song, but did you forget that you taught my brother and me the alternate lyrics of Reveille*?"




After a long pause:  "Sis?"


"Yeah Mom?"


"You ever tell anyone I taught you that, I'll kill you."


"Okay, Mom"


"Love you!"


"Love you, too, Mom."




True story.



* the alternate lyrics to Reveille go as follows:


There's a monkey in the grass,

With a bugle up his ass.

Pull it out!  Pull it out!

Like a good boy scout!



From: Bree Flowers <evethejust at gmail.com>

Date: December 11, 2011 12:40:07 PM CST

To: Barony of Bryn Gwlad <bryn-gwlad at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: [Bryn-gwlad] The day after Yule


My toddler is still in her dress and refuses to take it off. And

apparently the dancers made quite the impact as she has arranged all

her Lego people in a circle and is making them step in and back out

and swap positions, and bow to each other and clap and hold hands. I

think in a few years you'll have another dancer to add to your number.





From the FB "SCA" group:

Taija Paju


I just want to share it with you, since there was the discussion of SCA being a lifestyle, not a hobby. Me and my soon-to-be 5-year old daughter Lotta talked about hobbies. She asked me what hobbies I'd want. I said that music and medieval stuff were enough for me at the moment. She started laughing "Mum, doing medieval stuff isn't a hobby!". I asked her what it was then. "Well, it's just normal". Hm, is she an SCA child? :-)


Franchesca Bush      

4:16pm Nov 17

My four year old recently found a small shield at the thrift store and said, Mom, that's for defense. We promptly bought it for her. Then she wanted to paint it.


Heidi Wright


Having been at Pennsic during the Great Black-out on the East coast some years ago, Daughter's response to the first-day-of-school assignment of "what did you do during the black-out?" was "What black-out?"



From the FB "SCA Runway" group:

Joan Alfers

December 23 at 5:42pm

Ahh! Much to my horror this morning when I got up, I was greeted by a mischievous daughter's grin and thousands of pearls all over my carpet. My Heather said "Look! Snow!" All the time that I had taken to meticulously remove the beads from the wedding dress and sorted by sizes were now scattered all over my carpet, like a blanket of snow. I was going to bead my black velvet sleeves for Twelfth Night...but now... I won't have the time to sort them out again.



From: "Anwyn Davies" <anwyn at internode.on.net>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Mouse Guard?

Date: September 25, 2014 at 8:53:03 PM CDT

To: "'The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list'" <lochac at lochac.sca.org>



and once a mouse guard always a mouse guard so you have Jonathan of lochswan (http://lochac.sca.org/canon/person.php?id=1353) who is now 27ish attending the queen during court with kids from 7 - 13



I have very fond memories of the Heraldic Melee at Rowany Festival one year when Jonathon of LochSwan was fighting on the Politarchopolis side, and Sir Gregory of LochSwan was fighting with Descarte. When Polit and Descarte were called to the field, Sir Gregory let out this huge bellow at the start, and launched into a mighty tirade about upstart children failing to honour their parents, and promised Jonathon that he would be taught a lesson and well and truly shown just who was the Head of their household. The crowd loved it, and all the other fighters stood back from the melee to watch father and son meet. Sir Greg was taking his time, showing off a little to the crowd and waiting for the perfect moment to make the perfect kill, when Jonathon saw his opening and attacked. One blow, the perfect kill shot.


There was that moment of shocked silence, then the crowd went wild. I can hear Sir Gregory's voice in my memory perfectly as he came off the field, first slightly puzzled, then so unbelievably proud:


"He killed me...my boy KILLED me!”


We joked afterwards that technically this made Jonathon the head of LochSwan, but Sir Gregory had the perfect, unfazed response – if he wants the House, he has to take the mortgage too.


It was a wonderful moment; I was privileged to witness the moment a man I adore and respect as a paragon of chivalry, saw his son as a man, not his child, completely for the first time. And not just a man, but a man who has embraced everything his father values and loves, a man to be proud of.


I’ve watched a lot of children being brought into the Mouse Guard, I’ve been privileged to recommend some and seen my recommendation acted on, and so many times, it’s been like watching the first chapter of a story like this, children embracing not just the game their parents’ play, but also the values and the ideas of nobility, community and honour.


Blod y Tearyhappy



From the FB "SCA Garb" group:

Andee Lakey 

4:31am Jul 12

YKYITSCAW your child's teacher calls because she was the student of the day and could teach any song she wanted, she chose "Ol Dunn Cow" she was 6 at the time.


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