Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ye Olde Goode Time

Last weekend my family went to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. This was something I liked to do when I was younger, and it is something Emily and I did together once we started dating. Since going to seminary and moving to Iowa - and especially after having kids - we have not been able to go. This is the first time we've been able to go in about seven years or more. The best part is that we got to take our kids. It was a lot of fun. Here's a video clip of Evelyn and Dominic dueling with rapiers.

Evelyn didn't understand why the gamesman called her A Big Loser-Face, but we explained it to her. Right after where the video ends the gamesman shouts out, "Give it up for the girl who beat up her little brother!"

1 comment:

Rosko said...

Random etymological fact. Old English/Anglo-Saxon contained a character called a 'thorn' รพ . It represented the sound "th". In most places, it was transliterated into later English at 'th' but in some places as 'y'.

Therefore "ye olde" is actually "the olde"

Fun facts from Rosko.