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Well said Master Gerald


On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Jerry Harder <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I  certainly am all for doing things as period as possible but there are a
> lot of things that can get in the way of that.  Lack of good sources,
>  Safety, Expense, and Humaneness, just to name a few.  This is a medieval
> recreation organization.  We should not do things "just because its fun"
>  BUT, We are here to have fun.  We have some very intelligent and creative
> people all around us.  We should be able to come up with games to play and
> things to learn that fall between the definitely period and the probably
> period rather that the probably period and the definitely not.  "The Games"
> will/should grow in the direction of the definitely period and we will have
> a blast in "DOING" all along.  I remember fighting in carpet and a freon
> can I wouldn't be caught dead in (or allowed on the field in) today.  There
> is room for a little BS as filler but lets not go swimming in it.  I am
> sure the 4-H stuff isn't "crap", even if it isn't period.  Just like the
> freon can helm, it will fall by the wayside when something better ( more
> period and more fun) comes along to replace it and it is no longer needed.
>  It is for those involved in an activity seek it.  Part of the fun is being
> the one to discover that new book with the cool "new" medieval stuff in it.
> There is a place to find balance.  But don't expect that balance point to
> stay put around this laurel.  I'll be kick'in it around some.
>
> Master Gerald
>