I attended my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting yesterday and our program was given by two wonderful men in period uniform of the First Virginia Regiment - 1776 - during the War of Independence. Aren't they handsome? They gave a wonderful and informative program.A voice from the audience asked that we see the back of the uniform. :-)
And they told us ALL about their rifles.. the one on the left is the Brown Bess which was the English standard arm for over a 100 years. The guy on the left said that General Washington wanted them all to wear the brown coat as appearing as hunters would be more intimidating than the fancy uniforms.
3 of our chapter members came to the meeting in period dress, my sister is on the left, she'd just made the apron herself using no pattern, her husband, (My BIL), Teddy, is in the buckskin outfit - he's the descendent of Daniel Boone's younger brother.
They brought a brick of tea such as would have been thrown overboard the ship in the Boston Tea Party.
They brought a trunk full of period items that they've put together to take with them to schools and group meetings. It was fun to guess what everything was.
Do you know what all these things are? I do.. now! :-)
Of special interest to me are these beautiful powder horns used to carry gun powder for their rifles. I love the scrimshaw on these. They told us that the men would etch in their names in case they were killed in battle, and on the other side they would etch their wife's name and address.. so their body could be returned to them. :-(
I love this one with the ship scrimshaw.
We had a very fun Mother's Day here at the farm. Both our sons and their families were here. I didn't get a good photo all day, but I like this one of grandpa horsing around with the two littlest boys. Dayle made homemade from scratch macaroni and cheese with peas for them and we had a lo-cal dinner. I just love when everyone is here and everyone is talking and laughing - it did my heart good.
Buddy heard that I put a photo of the cat on my lap the other day and he wanted equal time. This is his usual spot.I'm soon to head off for a lunch with my sisters, plus sister Shirley. We're going to a place called "Trees" and then we're going to a plant nursery. Should be fun! I hope your day is wondrous. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)