Tuesday, October 02, 2007
A Walk Through Time - Part I
Several years ago my husband asked me to go on a double date. We were to eat out at a five star restaurant called Sir Winston's aboard the Queen Mary ship with the best man from our wedding, Bob, and his (at the time girl friend) wife, Kathy. I jumped at the chance ... then he informed me we would be wearing authentic WWII uniforms. I said, "out in public in a restaurant, eh??" I reminded him we didn't have any WWII uniforms hanging in our closet so what gives? It seems Bob is a procurer of all things having to do with war reenactments ... probably all the way back to the pirates (no kidding). Putting aside my oft times shy nature ... I agreed to go. Seems there is this whole sub-culture of people that dress in period uniforms, street clothes, etc. and go out to vintage style clubs, dances, restaurants, reenactments, you name it. Who knew? After the first course of the dinner, I let my composure relax a bit and started to 'get into the mood' of the evening. Afterwards we took a stroll aboard ship and ran into a group of vintage attired people wearing street clothes from the 40's that we joined (complete strangers). They had the whole gig down to their vintage zippo lighters and cigarette cases. Even their speech was from another time. Thus began my adventure as a participant in military reenactments. Some of our best friends have been made at such events, and this week I'll share a few snapshots from several of our 'outings'. Stay tuned to see more of Mrs. Mac walking her way through history.
Photo left to right: Mr. & Mrs. Mac, Bob and Kathy