RF - Raven's Fort Yule Revel

AMH/DBLJ orthart at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 28 09:29:24 PST 2000

One more thing.  Please bring your chairs and feast gear.  Thanks.


AMH/DBLJ wrote:

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