Friday, January 6, 2012

The War of 1812 "Mercental" and A Regency "Austen-tagious" Gathering (Toronto Ont, Oct)

 We recently attended another 1812 Regency era event. It is always great fun to whiz back in time and learn more about history.

           Re-enacting is a great family activity..
                           (visit Ruth's Blog: )
        and it helps the young to learn more!

Later that evening we gathered for a Jane Austen lecture
at a wonderful museum in Stoney Creek

and had a grand time dancing
English Country Dances


 the Ladies of
 did a marvelous job with their presentations..
(and also....

...the Gents too)!!

This day was truely a real "HOOT"!

The Mousiekin Family send Greetings and MISS you too!!!


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and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
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The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year...

It's clasped together firmly
With a love that's deep and true,
And it's rich with happy memories
and fond recollections, too...

Time can't destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can't erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives...

For friendship is a priceless gift
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But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold...

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.


  1. Jane Austen sure did much to pique our interest in her time with her novels, didn't she?

  2. Hello! And so nice to see you back online, if only for a bit! Im so sorry to hear about your computer. This even looks so fun though! what a treat! I would have loved to have gone. Hope all is going well in your new home! Im sure its looking lovely!~

  3. I was wondering what happened to you?
    Great great photos!


    WAIT...there is so much here, I don't know where to start!

    NO COMPUTER SINCE NOVEMBER???? Oh, that would be like a limb missing, ReALLY!!! It is like a missing link in that golden chain, isn't it dearest? And the Mousekin family I am sure felt it too!

    IT IS SOOOOOO GOOD TO SEE YOU DEAREST! Thank you for these lovely pictures that let us see YOUR PASSION and what you love so; I enjoy dress-up renactements and during this era and slice of our history. WHAT BEAUTY. Well my friend, I wish you an exciting new year. Do come by for a little visit when you get a chance. HEY! What ever happened to our dear Christie over in Franklin?

    BISOUS! Anita

  5. I cannot imagine going for more than a couple of days without a computer, but then, I cannot imagine life without a I'm not sure what I would have picked. The costumes are stunning, the long red cape is just gorgeous and I love the older lady in the full spotted dress and bonnet - there must be yards of material in there.

  6. Wonderful!!! loved the pictures all the period clothing was nice to visit with you again...I am going to be in your neck of the woods very soon to visit with family ttys ~Love Heather

  7. How awesome! Just seeing the pictures, seeing the work that went into making all the costumes.

    Is is amazing!


  8. I thought you had taken an extended holiday leave. Sorry for your computer and camera trouble. I liked seeing your photographs. How fabulous it would be take part in a country dance - a dream of mine. The dotted swiss white gown "for sale?" was charming - just like one I was contemplating trying to sew to go with a short stay I found on the pages of "Jane Austen Knits" pattern magazine.
    The poem is sweet.
    Thank your for your efforts in keeping in touch.
    Karen A

  9. Great Great pictures thank you so much..I reall enjoyed them... I miss your visits too... hurry on back you are really missed.. Enjoy your camera.. Don't forget to stop and say hi when you can.. God Bless

  10. Dear Linnie,

    We've missed your posts! So glad to see your new post and have you stop by the Corgyncombe Courant! It's great to see you and your friends dressed up in the old fashioned clothes! We hope you and the Mousiekins had a wonderful Weihnachten!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie Tinkham the mouse at the Corgyncombe Courant

  11. Well thank heaven for the library! Both of our computers crashed last year. Nice to see you again Linnie. What a grand time you had re-enacting. Do you ever feel like you were born into the wrong century? I do!

  12. Dear Linnie,

    I was SO HAPPY to see your comment the other day, and I'm so happy to know that all is well (other than computer/camera crashes, of course).

    You all look so dapper and dashing and delightful in your costumes, and what a lovely place for learning! We have a Jane Austen Society here, but they seem to do most of their outings on Sunday, alas.



  13. Oh, I have missed you. So glad you were able to download so many pics to share... I hope your computer woes will not drag out too long.

  14. Wonderful !!! I love the Regency period and I love Jane Austen !! Thank you so much for sharing !!
    Have a wonderful day.