View single post by susansweet
 Posted: Tue Nov 25th, 2008 02:36 am
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Joined: Sun Sep 4th, 2005
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At the Huntington Beach Reenactment this year I was invited to joine "General Pickett and his wife" hosting a dinner for "President Davis and his wife" It was period food except instead of wine we had sparkling cider. We ate under a tent fly with a lantern hanging above . The meal included the most wonderful acorn squash soup , a roast beef and fresh green veggies . Desert was Robert E. Lee's lemon cocoanut cake. All the food was prepared by women who work over outdoor fires in the camp. They provide meals for the reenactors in the evening .

We also played some period parlour games after dinner and after the men had retired to smoke their cigars and drink their "brandy"

It was such fun. I am hoping I get to experience this again.

Oh they also arranged to have a period photograph taken of each one of us that could be purchased later.

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