|Tell a bit of your persona story:
Irish war bride
brought to Scotland (escaped from family in Ireland) during Edward the Bruces
time in Ireland. On the way back to the small manor house near
What sorts of things do you enjoy learning about:
hand sewing, embroidery, weaving, cooking, leatherworking, vinting, brewing,
history of different places & cultures, herbalism, archery, metal working,
shiney metals (ohhhhhhh, pretty.), pretty much anything new
What sorts of activities do you enjoy doing:
Helping at events
whether that is being a kitchen slave, running a list, water-bearing, organizing
childrens activities, organizing rush classes, sitting at troll, or whatever..
What is your favorite memory of an event/meeting?
used to have dance practice and danced at several demos including an annual
event in Rolla, called the Extravaganza and on several occasions, at the
UMRs Madrigal Dinner.
What is your favorite song?
Crusaders Song or For Crown and
Do you have a favorite annual event?
Lilies or Gulf Wars
Why do you like it?
Lilies, because of the excitement of seeing
so many friends for an extended period of time. Gulf Wars, because you get
to experience being part of Calontir in another kingdom.
What do you do in your other life?
I work in a school as the
elementary counselor and work with technology, curriculum, grants, and other
areas that keeps me moving.
What other places have you lived?
I was born in Maryland, but
have only lived in Missouri, first in a small farming community, then I
moved to Rolla to attend UMR and ended up staying.
How long have you played in the SCA?
About 15 years
Do you belong to any households or are you an associate?
House Katrei Im her first apprentice.
What sorts of ambitions do you have?
To successfully stay out
of the eye of the Court and avoid having to go up in Court. which should
be pretty easy with the current crown!
How did you find the SCA?
I was working about 50 hours a week
and my husband told me to find something to do outside of education. I remembered
seeing friend from college in the newspaper that belonged to this organization
and called her (Sorgwen / Sciath). She was hosting a get-together at her
house (how unusual) and I was intrigued so I kept coming back. I then dragged
my family back with me. My husband became a well-respected archer, both
in knowledge and skill. Unfortunately, due to some unfortunate occurrences,
he has since quit playing and has fully occupied his time with another shooting
sport. Both kids attended while in school, but now their lives are pretty
full with careers and working, so neither of them attend much either.
What award or accomplishment has meant the most to you?
accomplishment that has meant the most is to see the Childrens activities
at Lilies expanded into the strong varied activities that it is today, with
a variety of volunteers working with the young people allowing them to have
as wonderful a time at Lilies as their parents.
Do you have any advice for the beginning SCAdian?
I would give
a new person 2 pieces of advice, 1 try everything at least once, you never
know what will spark an interest and ignite a passion and 2 this is for
FUN, if you are not having fun look at what you are doing, fun is different
for different people. OK, I need to say a third thing Be tolerant of others.
Dont try to impose YOUR views, ethics, or FUN on others who seem to be different.
Theres room for everyone to play.
What is your favorite movie in pre-1600 setting?
This was difficult,
too many to chose from, I like a Lion in Winter (Katherine Hepburn & Peter
OToole), Kingdom of Heaven (Orlando Bloom) , and The Court Jester (Danny
Kaye) or A Knights Tale (Heath Ledger)