I usually bring some kind of chocolate with me as a gift for my hosts. If I
have any baked, a dozen PG-13s work nicely. Otherwise, I'll pick up an
inexpensive box of Russell Stover or something that comes wrapped in a bag
like Hershey Kisses. ^_^

From: Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jennifer Moody
Sent: July 15, 2013 10:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] first time sca event coronation
I have always wondered what appropriate gifts are to give the people,
sometimes whom you have never meet before, who generously share their homes.
Any suggestions? 
Cecilia de Gatisbury 
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Brenda Knox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I just want to add a few words. People:  If you ask for a ride to an event,
either offer gas money, at least what it would cost to fill up the tank
half-way. Pay for a meal, or at least be a pleasant traveling companion. 
Remember, maybe they were going anyway, but what would it have cost you for
a bus ticket there?  If they refuse the cash, do something nice for them at
a later time. When your ride wants to leave, get ready to leave. Buy them
lunch, or drive-through on the way home.  If there is a crash space, bring a
gift, or sing a song, or make yourself inconspicuous or helpful.  Bring the
things you are going to need, so your host/hostess does not have to scurry
for them.  Don't smoke in the house you are crashing in.  Don't be a
prima-donna, wanting special treatment, foods, or other things.  Bring it
yourself, if you need it.
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM, Stefan li Rous
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
For those to whom the concept of "crash space" might be new, even to those
who may have been in the Society for years, but haven't been sure of this
less and less used aspect of the SCA, take a look at this file in Stefan's
crash-space-msg (28K) 1/13/11 'crash-space etiquette' for both the traveler
and the crash-space provider.

This is in the NEWCOMERS section, which I mentioned to you, Jeffery Vitale,
in my first message to you. I'm glad that your first SCA event was a great
time for you. Hopefully, this will lead to many more interesting times. You
haven't mentioned whether it was the fighting or the feasting or something
else that has interested you the most. No matter what it is, and there is
still a lot for you to discover, I welcome you to take a look at the files
in the Florilegium to see some of the things you can get involved in.

A couple of other files on clothing in the NEWCOMERS section which might
help you:
clothing-4-nc-msg (12K) 11/28/10 Comments for newcomers on SCA clothing.

Do-not-Wear-art (13K) 8/19/12 "SCA - What Not To Wear - Belts, Baldrics and
Scarves, Oh My!" by Lord Ian the Green.

Easy-T-Tunics-art (6K) 5/12/06 "Easy T-Tunics" by THL George Anne.

Directions for making a simple T-tunic.
in another kingdom, far, far away. or is it?

On Jul 15, 2013, at 10:24 AM, Heather Hillhouse <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Jeffrey-
> I'm so glad you had a good time and found a place to crash! I'm a big fan
of making it home safely, and I hope we all remember to clue in new people
about crash space as it is not part of the mundane world for the most part!
> It was nice to meet you! :)
> Derdriu (that random lady)
THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
   Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas
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