May 1977

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AElflaed of Duckford said...

Lonely Mountain May Games was my first event in a way. It was the first event I went to with the full intent of joining for sure. I date my SCA life from May 1, A.S. XII.

There was a quest that day, and I met Elinor Aurora where she was sitting in a ferny little valley off the meadow, waiting for questers to come and answer her question. I don't remember what it was anymore, but it had something to do with fairy tales or folktales I think.

David and Fran McPherson were there. Their van had broken on the way, and I picked them up on the road above Los Alamos and took them on in to the site. Fran had made a turkey stuffed with whole grapes and I don't know what all.

I played recorder for a while, in sight of that turkey, which was set out with the other food under a little picnic table shelter.

Wilhelm of the Bogs held up a stick with the Maypole ribbons on it because they didn't have anything tall enough for a Maypole, and they danced around Wilhelm and wrapped him all up in wide, brightly-colored ribbons.