On her Rural Revolution blog, merchant Patrice Lewis discusses - and shares photos from - her recent attendance at An Tir 12th Night in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Patrice and husband Don sold handmade tankards from a "pushcart."
Patrice, who was a former SCA member, writes:
Our girls had never attended an SCA event before (unless you count a local event we went to when Older Daughter was a baby) and they loved it. I thought they'd be bored, but they were NOT. They wandered through the hotel all day, marveling at the pageantry and the costumes... but most of all at the manners. Men and women alike were chivalrous and kind. In the SCA, this is very ordinary. But in the "mundane" world (as it's known), such manners are uncommon. The girls found it wonderful.