Sunday, May 28, 2006

I am a Bronze Tower Recipient!!

What the heck is a Bronze Tower, you ask?
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I am in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism. We recreate the Medieval ages. I have been an active member of our group, The Barony of Settmour Swamp, for many years and today I received a Bronze Tower! Bronze Towers are given for service to the Barony. I am so honoured to have received this!! I have been the Chatelaine (new comer's officer) for quite a few years now and I love to co-autocrat and lend a hand at all events I attend. I'm pretty psyched to receive it!! I was awarded the Bronze Tower by Baron Sir Teric and Baroness Paigan Crawford
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Here I am, receiving the Bronze Tower (kneeling with my 2 girls in yellow by my side).
It was SO hot, hazy and humid, I was 1/2 dieing in my velvet and linen dress! The girls were fortunate to be in shorts and t-shirts! (usually they are dressed in medieval clothes but it was just too icky to torment them in such weather!
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My girls were terribly excited for my award! My 4 year old kept asking, "Mommy, where's your TROPHY?!" When I showed her my Bronze Tower pendant she said, "Mommy, that's a NECKLACE! Where's the trophy?!" It was pretty funny as she was downright offended that her mommy didn't get a big-ass trophy, but rather a 2.5 inch high pendant! (don'tcha just love Pippin (kneeling in his grass skirt and his coconut bra?! LMAO!!)
I plan to continue my service to the Barony of Settmour Swamp, though I will be moving to another barony come mid-summer, I will have to give up my officership, (to Robyn from whom I received it! Funny how things go full circle!!


Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Congratulations! Love the photo of you reaching for your girls! It's so cool that you all enjoy these events as a family. Can't wait for the layout.

Awesome Abby said...

Congrats, Gab! What a neato thing, and that your whole fam loves it makes it even neater!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Gabz! What an honour! Coool that your girls were there to share with you.

firstborn said...

congratulations gabi!

i love learning more about you & what you & your family like to do...

i was just at a renaissance fair in my town a couple of weekends was the first ever...& your pictures reminded me of my time there!

btw, happy memorial day to you!!!!

:) mary ann

Skraphappy said...

Awwww...Gabz, congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. What a great honor! I'm so proud of you!

And I'm sure you made the right choice letting the girls dress cool.

You look great!

Petra said...

Wow, Gabi! I am so proud of you! Congratulations for receiving such a import reward for all the work that you do! I guess you wil never forget that day! I hope it will (keep) bringing you energy and enthousiasm for this special work.
Go Girl!

Loreluca said...

Wowsers, Gab! That is sooo cool, and it's just funny how you can find so many common places in new people you meet. My favorite place to go during the summer is the Bristol Renaissance Fair in Wisconsin. I imagine that is not as profound as your group, but it's the only thing I have close to us where I can imagine what those times might have been like. I don't dress the part, because it's just way too hot for me, but I love to wear the flower tiara-like thingy with ribbons.
Well, congratulations again!

Tracie said...


You have the best life I swear!! That is so neat and I can't wait to see your SB pages of this event! Nice accomplishment, I'm also certain you will excel in your new 'group' and do just as many great things there too!!!