[Bordermarch] Superfluous Rhetoric

Jillian Birtciel saintesun at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 09:57:08 PDT 2009

Your Most Excellentness,

What time will A&S day start/end?  Any kid activities planned?  Could you be
persuaded to furnish me with a list of needed materials to build one
smallish boy-sized bow (he's almost 8) and an archery target for him to
practice upon?  And after you've furnished the supply list, could you help
us then build it?
I will definitely be there with heraldry works/materials in tow, but I won't
have an organized 'class'.  If you have any questions about
heraldry/submission processes, I'll be happy to help you research and/or
pester my Excellent Mother when we can't find an immediate answer!


PS Thomas wants to know if anyone will be fighting, but warns that he'll be
at work until after 1 pm, at least.

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Lathrop, Dave <David.Lathrop at valero.com>wrote:

> Greetings unto Bordermarch,
> I have a lime tree with four limes on it. I've been babying these four
> limes for the last few months. HE Elisabeth wants me to pick them, but I
> don't know if their ripe!
> I thought it was a lemon tree, but the things never turn yellow.
> Who knows how to tell if a lime is ready to be plucked from the tree?
> I have also been growing my grape vine for about two years; no grapes yet.
> Perhaps Bordemarch's grape expert could help me with this.
> My wood pile still burns with aggression. I burned the hair off one side of
> my leg when I attempted to roll one of the burning logs over. I should have
> worn long pants and work boots. My sneakers now have melted soles.
> After lifting and moving all those logs around, my muscles are getting
> bigger.
> I finally walked over to the shiny thing in my yard and made the extra
> effort to bend over to pick it up. It turned out to be a chromed bicycle
> fender; we have no bikes!
> I threw it into my pile of metal scrap and was set upon by some kind of
> hornet that lives in metal tubing. Thank God Elisabeth didn't see my arms
> flailing as I ran at top speed to escape the hornets.
> I suffered nary a sting, but was completely out of breath after running ten
> yards!
> The lesson here: leave the bright shiny things alone.
> For our A&S day, September 26th, I think I'll put my coal forge back
> together and let any who might be interested attempt to forge a knife. I'll
> have all the stuff you'll need, you'll just have to bring your own big
> brain, and your own set of muscles.
> HE Elisabeth has been practicing a joke, and should be able to provide some
> comic relief during the day.
> I was also thinking that perhaps we could bury something; I'll get back
> with everyone as soon as I find out if Sir Simonn will be there.
> I have in my possession a small Japanese plum tree, but M'lord Termiticus's
> new dog has chewed all the branches off it. It looks like I planted just a
> straight stick in the ground! Elisabeth felt sorry for me and put a cage
> around my plum tree to limit the dog's access.
> The cage would work just dandy, but I think the tree is dead from dog bite.
> Elisabeth disguised my dead plum tree by putting a bunch of potted plants
> all around its base; --the dog ate the pots.
> We'll be providing the mystery meat for the A&S day.
> Next weekend is Defender of the Fort at Raven's Fort. We'd like to get a
> head count of who's going. We're going.
> HE Santiago
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