RF - Raven's Fort Yule Revel

jacinth jacinth at mail.ev1.net
Thu Dec 28 10:39:26 PST 2000

What time is feast to start?  I have errands to run in the afternoon,
but I want to be sure to get there with hot (or at least warm) food.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: AMH/DBLJ <orthart at earthlink.net>
Reply-To: Ravensfort at ansteorra.org
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:29:24 -0600

>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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