[Ansteorra] A whole Ansteorra ! ! !

Susan McMahill sueorintx at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 23 12:30:27 PDT 2008

I also support a whole Ansteorra, though my small opinion matters little. I would counsel, however, for those who think otherwise that right now, perhaps some time for healing and strengthening would be prudent. The last several months have been difficult, and a little time would be a salve and opportunity for all.
Reading Lord Malcom's post, I am reminded of a chat I had a few weeks ago, as my group's Historian, with a gentleman who witnessed the early days of both my group and the Kingdom.
Before Ansteorra made the break from Atenveldt, Ansteorra was strong and growing stronger quite rapidly. The problem that led to independence, however, was not necessarily her strength, but that Atenveldt was essentially, no longer answering her mail. The mother kingdom was not communicating with its growing offspring on a regular basis. Requests for guidance on several issues were ignored or disregarded. Part of the reason that our own customs are different sometimes from societal norms and traditions grew out of this issue. Marshallate questions were unanswered. Seneschalate issues were unanswered, so we or our forbearers created their own standards and traditions. Ansteorra was forced to stand almost before she was ready to walk. At least that is the story I was told. 
As a newcomer (less than 10 years) to the Kingdom of the Sable Star, it made sense to me....why Ansteorrans are prideful almost to a fault, of their traditions and difference in the ways of the Society; why we may be less than tolerant of those who come from different lands to reside among us and persist in telling us how they did things in their old Kingdom. We ARE different, we ARE unique, we ARE ANSTEORRANS!!
I am certain that there is quite a lot more to the story of our homeland's birth, but there are lessons to be remembered in the pains that led to it. I would thank His Excellency Allemandus, Baron Steppes, for a most enlightening evening, and for my lord husband, Sir Lasguaard for arranging it.
In service, 
Lyneya de Grey
 Well-behaved women Seldom make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

> From: sdwsdw at suddenlink.net> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:26:43 -0500> Subject: [Ansteorra] A whole Ansteorra ! ! !> > Greetings to all,> > Just my two cents...> > Speaking from a business point of view. The only time (in most cases) a > company spins off a portion of itself is when it is weak and loosing money. > I do NOT believe the North is weak, Nor do I believe the South is either. A > wise man once said, "Together we stand, divided we fall." I believe > Ansteorra should remain as a whole kingdom and not fragmented one. Ok, that > was a business point of view.> Now more on a personal level... There are other concerns too such as gas > prices, travel times, and other mundane personal problems to worry about as > well. Sometime when families (and we are a family) are spread out it seems > that one or two might feel neglected. That's why we have to pull together > and make the effort to support those members/groups. I for one am planning > to do just that. So I'm going to pick an event in Oklahoma and travel up > there not only to visit, but to offer my services to work the event. Because > together we stand, divided we fall... I do believe that in the future when > kingdom memberships counts are very high this might be a good topic for > discussion. Forming a new principality or kingdom will be the best idea, but > not just yet. I do feel that good steady growth is healthy for a society > such as ours.> > Well, that's just my two cents.> > In Service,> Lord Malcolm> > Every man dies, not every man truly lives - Sir William Wallace> Slainte Gu Soirraidh - Scottish Gaelic Meaning - Health Forever > > _______________________________________________> Ansteorra mailing list> Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org

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