[Gatesedge] ooops

D. Vandever hlannes at ev1.net
Sun May 15 16:26:34 PDT 2005

I just realized I sent this only to Don Brian. Sorry!
I'm still not all quite here yet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Vandever" <hlannes at ev1.net>
To: <cyranobcc at netzero.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Gatesedge] WOHOO!!

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <cyranobcc at netzero.net>
> To: <gatesedge at ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 5:19 PM
> Subject: [Gatesedge] WOHOO!!
> >
> > Vivat, and a heart-felt congradulations to Annes!!  Well deserved.
> >
> > And I can honestly say I don't think I have seen anyone more shocked,
> exhibit quite the reaction Annes displayed upon being asked TRM to join
> Order.  (Ya'll should 'a been there!  It were cool!)
> >
> > Brian
> What? Me? I was cool as ....as....hmmmm....well, I was very calm and
> collected *I* thought for "the Annes". :-) Thank you, Don Brian, for your
> words and encouragement.
> Truely, I was totally stunned that this incredible group of people who
> done so much for *me* with their hard work and dedication to our society
> would speak my name as their equal. The fact that TRM, Ulstead and Cateau,
> whom I have known and loved for many years also felt that I deserved such
> honor, is heartwarming almost beyond words.
> When my eyes cleared enough from the tears (which were still hovering
> my eyelids) all I saw surrounding me in every face of that circle which
> would welcome me as their sister, was love and happiness and acceptance. I
> can truely say that (other than the love and acceptance and the feeling of
> complete joy I felt when my dearest beloved Thorgard handfasted me) it was
> the highest feeling of joy I've ever been blessed to experience. I am
> deeply......
>                                     *deeply*
> ......humbled to have been offered this honor as it is not offered often
> to all.
> I would like my wonderful shire sisters and brothers to know that I have
> asked HL Caitlin nan Cnoc Airgead to coordinate my peerage elevation. It
> will take place at this coronation in July at TRM's stepping down court.
> you would like to participate in anyway, please feel free to contact HL
> Caitlin and she will be glad to add you to her list. I've already spoken
> her at some length concerning what may or may not happen or need to be
> and she is my "go to" person. Her official title is "Keeper of The Annes'
> Sanity". Highly appropriate.
> I love all of you more than you will ever know. I request that all members
> of the Guardian of the Gate contact HL Caitlin at your leisure as she will
> have special tasks for you if you so desire. Until then, I remain...
> In Service,
> HL Annes Clotilde von Bamburg
> You are not an archeologist trying to construct a society that has been
> lost. You are a historian who is preserving what is now for the future to
> learn about us.The only SCA historians who will be SCA archeologists will
> our heirs if we, as historians today, fail to do our jobs properly.

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