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Day Tripping: Quirky Colonial Day (Part 1 of 2)

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Last week, we drove over to a local town to see what we could see for Colonial Day. It was an afternoon day filled with costumed Colonial actors, Colonial era crafts, bagpipers, and general all around fun. Most of all, it was filled with a mixture of the quirky and curious.

Our first encounter was this delightful couple on stilts; that’s my beau on the far left corner looking up at them:
A jovial bagpiper.  His kilt is very much like my parochial school skirt, without the pleats:


Somehow Medieval Man didn’t get the parchment message regarding today’s Colonial theme:


Eighteenth and Nineteenth century fusion: a Colonial lady painting a scene of the
Statue of Liberty:
Here, a son of the American Revolution talks with twenty-first century visitors, who are sons of someone else:

A Colonial lady in britches on her spinning wheel:

A majorette leads a parade of drummers, followed by more sexily-dressed Colonial majorettes:

As we were heading for lunch, we spied James and Dolly Madison, but we lost them in the crowd:

Thursday: Colonial Day, Part 2 of 2

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

4 thoughts on “Day Tripping: Quirky Colonial Day (Part 1 of 2)

  1. What an amazing tradition. Here, in Europe, we have it in Venice, Italy. And we visit the Venice Carnival in our masquerade dresses of the 16th century. It was fun.

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  2. I’m always up for a good Carnival……….

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