RF - Raven's Fort Yule Revel

AMH/DBLJ orthart at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 28 01:36:50 PST 2000

A small correction on the directions to the Pondhouse.  When you are on
Airport Rd. you will cross 3083 not 3038.


AMH/DBLJ wrote:

> Greetings from the Co-autocrat of the Raven's Fort Yule Revel at the
> Pondhouse,
> First let me say that I am having a terrible time with my email.  I can
> from time to time log on and send mail, but getting mail is a long shot
> at best AT THIS ADDRESS.  If you need to email me for questions or
> harassment you can mail me at utopiablue at hotmail.com.  Sorry for the
> inconvenience.
> The Yule Revel will feature a Saturday evening pot luck feast.  Please
> wow us with your best dishes.  I will be bring a double helping of my
> specialty, Spinach Madeline (with parsley stems substituted for celery
> seed for Gwynn's sake).  For those of you that turn your nose up at
> spinach, try this.  You may change your mind. Other main dishes consist
> of Smoked Salmon Canapes, Boeuf Bourguignon with rice, Morrocan turkey,
> Galette des Rois and a fine dessert from Ldy Olivia.  Again, bring your
> best and shine.
> After feast we will be Rolling Bones for Treasure.  If you would like to
> participate in this gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift.  You may
> spend as much as you like on the item, but please do not spend less than
> five dollars.
> -The rules for Rolling Bones are as follows.
> -All of the gifts are placed in the middle of a circle.
> -I start the game by rolling two dice to determine how many rounds there
> will be. (2 to 12)
> -The person next to me then rolls.  If they get an odd number then they
> pick a gift out of the center of the pile and open it.  If they get an
> even number they are not allowed to pick and it is the next persons
> turn.
> -If the next person rolls an odd they can pick out of the pile of gifts
> or steal what the other person pulled.  If they get an even number they
> are not allowed to pick and it is the next persons turn.
> -At the end of the first round everyone that does not have a gift will
> pick one in turn.
> -The game will continue to the end of the predetermined number of
> rounds.  Each person that rolls even is skipped.  Each person that rolls
> odd has the choice of stealing from someone else or keeping what they
> have.  There is no limit to the number of times a gift can be stolen.
> You must stay in the game till the end.
> -After the first game anyone that wishes to throw their gift back into
> the circle for a second game is welcome to.  If you are happy with what
> you came out with the first time there is no need to play again.
> It is a cut throat game and lots of fun.
> Other than Feast and Bones there are no activities planned.  The
> functional phrase for the weekend is "laid back".  There is plenty of
> room outside for fighting or almost any other activity.  We will have a
> fire going out near the pond full time.  Inside there will be lots of
> table space for games or projects.  There is a fireplace, a pool table
> and lots of couches if you just want to sit and talk.
> Sleeping over should not be a problem.  There are 4 singles, two doubles
> and one king size bed.  I STRONGLY recommend that you bring your own
> sheets and pillows if you plan on using one of the beds.  There are also
> a half dozen couches downstairs and floor space everywhere.  Outside
> there is plenty of room for tents and RVs.
> The Pondhouse is a large house with many bedrooms, a kitchen and a long
> main room with a loft sheltered in privacy by a mini forest.  The gate
> should be unlocked at noon or slightly before on Saturday, December
> 30th.  The gate will be locked in the early afternoon on Sunday,
> December 31st.  There is no site fee or feast fee other than a pot luck
> How the heck do I get there you may wonder.  Well, I'll tell ya.
> -Take I-45 North or South to the Loop 336 North (not South) exit and
> turn east.
> -Continue east on Loop 336 past Fraizer Street (Hwy 75), over the
> overpass, past the blinking light at firehouse #2 and past the Texaco
> station.
> -Turn left on 1484 (Airport Rd.)
> -Continue on 1484 past 3038 and past the blinking light at the airport.
> -To your left will be the Montgomery County Fair Grounds.  You can not
> help but notice the tall chain-link fence surrounding the entire place.
> -Immediately at the end of the chain-link fence turn left.  This road
> does not have a name, but it does have telephone poles running right
> down the center of the black top.
> -The road will soon turn to dirt.  Continue till you see a trailerhouse
> (moblehome) on your right.
> -Immediately past the trailerhouse turn right and you are at the
> Pondhouse.
> -The Pondhouse phone number is 936-539-4902.  Do not make long distance
> calls from this phone.
> If you need to know anything else you can contact either Gwynn the
> Lizard Keeper at 936-291-0734 or me, Marius at 281-367-3409.  Please
> come join our fun.

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