[Loch-Ruadh] Lughnasad Thanks

Kathy dkv250 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 13 10:22:48 PDT 2008

Baron Armand your words of thanks are greatly appreciated, Lady Catrin was pleased to be of service to your self and your wonderful Baroness. We are always honored that you agree to represent us when TRM/TRHs are not available to grace our court. 

Dragonetti <dragonetti at generich.com> wrote:
  Greetings, one and all,

My lady and I both want to express our sincere gratitude to the beloved
Shire of Loch Ruadh for inviting us to preside and for treating us so well!
We likewise appreciate Their Majesties indulgence (perhaps HRM Ulsted IV is
a bit wiser than Ulsted III?) and we were thrilled to see the support of the
Baron and Baroness of Elfsea and the Baroness of Steppes!

The day was relaxing (at least for us) due to much effort from the autocrat
and his crew and the numerous volunteers that stepped up when a need arose.
Especial "thank yous" to HL Padraig for his service as court herald, and to
HL Alaric and Lord Dunstan for keeping us safe as well as HL Caitrin for
getting us fed during the day and to many others who assisted with the
evening's sideboard. I know that many many more contributed in ways that we
didn't or couldn't see (or that the heat has sapped from my memory) but know
that you made our day very pleasant and we sincerely thank you too. Vivat to
you all!

As Baroness Dana stated, some of the most enjoyable and memorable moments
for us occur in court where we have the privilege to recognize award
recipients on behalf of the crown. Lady Chantel's reaction was indeed worth
a thousand words. From Lord Connor's Ember, to some somewhat overdue Awards
of Arms, and then recognizing those victorious in the day's competitions;
few things match the satisfaction that these opportunities bring. 

And while certainly not necessary, the gifts you presented us with were
exquisite indeed. I am hopeful of getting a photo online soon so that all
can see what fine craftsmanship was involved. (At least of HL Vincenzo's
work, an image doesn't really do HL Nuala's cordials justice, but trust us,
both gifts are VERY nice!)

We hope everyone enjoyed the event half as much as we did and that your
travels were swift and uneventful. Until we meet again, know that Loch Ruadh
has long since earned a special place in our hearts and it is in the service
of crown and kingdom that we remain,

Armand & Ameline
Baron & Baroness of the Court of Ansteorra

> From: Dana
> Subject: Re: [Loch-Ruadh] Home safe and Many Many thanks
> Lady Chantel,
> For me watching as people receive their Award of Arms is a 
> site to behold.
> It was wonderful to see you so happy and it was obvious those 
> were tears of surprise and joy. It is very moving to me when 
> I see people truly surprised, walking on air and grinning 
> from ear to ear when they receive an award. I know their 
> hearts are in the right place and they are here for all the 
> right reasons!! Seeing people react to awards is one of the 
> reasons I enjoy Court so much. And it is people like you that 
> make giving those awards so rewarding. You were probably one 
> of the highlights that Baron Armand and Baroness Ameline will 
> remember about Lughnasad Court 2008!!
> *¨¨*:.(¯`'.¸ Dana ¸.'´¯) .:*¨¨*
> Lady (very proud of new title) Chantel von Sierre wrote:
> ?I and the boys got home late on Saturday nite and I was not 
> feeling well , probably from the heat as I do not fare well 
> in the heat. I was very tired but so excited that I got the 
> award that it took me a long time to get to sleep that night. 
> I still cant beleieve that I was called to court, I was 
> crying with happiness so much that Terrence almost had to 
> carry me back to our seats. I apologize for crying on the 
> Baron and Baroness's shoulders but thank them for being there 
> or I would have fallen down. Again Many Many thanks for the award.
> Lady (very proud of new title) Chantel von Sierre

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