[Northkeep] baronial work day

Montega montega at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 10:35:25 PDT 2009

Well it does make me angry and OFFENDS the hell out of me. Morgan
worked his butt off for our Prince this weekend and for other baronies
as well. Perhaps THAT should be considered. I would have been working
my butt off too, but recovery after major surgery kind of gets in the
way. Just because people aren't right in front of your faces doing
work, doesn't mean they aren't working for Northkeep/SCA NO ONE should
ever feel guilty or be made to feel guilty when mundane things take
them away from this game.

 I am not going to gripe without giving a solution suggestion, so here it is:

 Instead of coming up with last minute work days (on a holiday no
less) why don't we have two yearly "get it done" work days planned
well in advance (for procrastinators out there, I mean a YEAR in
advance)  so that people can work around it with events and mundane


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Jerry Herring<j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I too had thought to write something snarky as a reply to the many barbs that others have offered in reply to my postings but I thought better of all you than that and so I would pray you the next time any of you find yourself under one
> of the Northkeep Pavilions taking a respite from the sun, or enjoying a cool
> drink because of the efforts of some fair lass bearing water, or feasting and
> reveling the night away with your friends, or fighting on the field of honor...Remember that none
> of this would be there for you to enjoy with out some one else caring enough to answer
> the call and to take some part when Northkeep called for work to be done. Perhaps if you
> ponder about what efforts others have offered selflessly so that for at least a
> short time that you and others might enjoy a moment of fun and medieval grandeur then you may
> feel a slight twinge of guilt. Maybe just maybe the next time there is a call
> for aid, help, or work you will remember what efforts others had given on your behalf
> and then in a generous mood you too may show up even if it is for a short time
> to lend your aid. If you do come and offer you’re your hands when Northkeep
> asks for it then maybe you may find yourself feeling more a part of this fine
> group. If you shared in the work then you might take a feeling of pride when
> others are enjoying the next Northkeep event. If you shared in the work when
> Northkeep called then you might rightfully boast that you
> helped make this Barony what it is…How well Northkeep’s event do, or how nice
> we appear as a Barony, or how much fun you are able to have at an event are
> all related to how much work is put forth. Maybe if you are the kind of
> person who can give back a little too some place that gives so much to you then
> you will find yourself enjoying the rewards that may be reaped from contributing
> when Northkeep next calls you to do your part.
> I apologize if this reply made anyone feel defensive, or angry, or anything other than simply inspired to come take part the next time there is work to be done. Hard work is its own reward but even above that amongst those who work hard in Northkeep are many fast made friends and many a just reward.
> Kindly
> Ian
> Baron
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