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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 7:02 p.m. PST

"Oh, thank God I do NOT have to wear those filthy rags I wore during that bloody campaign in America! I look much better in these fine saucy regimentals, with all my gold lace and epaulettes! Oooh, a taretan kilt! That sets off my legs splendidly! That Indian pouch I bought in Albany? Sure, why not. It looks quite exotic, n'est-ce pas? Let me hang it from my sword belt. Damn sword belts! I don't care how we wore it in the field, It keeps bumping my elbow that way! Oh, yes. And put that yellow turban on that blackamoor to stand in the background under the palm tree!"

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 7:57 p.m. PST

Hi John;
This gave me a good laugh, I can picture the scene.
Thanks
Joe

spontoon18 Nov 2012 7:25 a.m. PST

Sounds like some re-enactors I know too!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 11:54 a.m. PST

…and then there was Tarleton.

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