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RE:Escorting Ladies

Poster: Stephanie Malone Thorson <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>

Among other things, Dafydd says:

> of finding the thrones.  Although some ladies (and, in fact, some gentlemen)
> require assistance kneeling and standing, that is not generally true.

Actually, that reminds me of something I'd much rather see be Atlantian
custom than escorts into court or disarmed subjects.  I personally find it
quite difficult to get back to my feet from a kneeling position due to two
really bad knees.  The process is not helped by long skirts, either, and I
really do need help getting back up in court.  When I received my AoA from
TRM Steffan and Twila, Steffan very graciously gave me a hand, without
which I would either have toppled over sideways and/or had to go down on
all fours just to regain my feet (which also would have involved much
unladylike windmilling of arms, but I digress).  I have not noticed a
great many other kings offering to help gentles (bad knees not being
limited to ladies who took too many years of classical ballet as children)
rise to their feet after the business which has brought them into court is
finished.  On one particular memorable occasion in which I was called into
a baronial court in the presence of the then king and queen, I nearly did
fall over trying to stand up, and probably would have if Baroness Barbara
hadn't caught hold of my arm in time.  OK, it wouldn't have been
catastrophically injurious to my person, but it would have been as
embarrassing as all get out, and it probably would have added another five
minutes to court time, neither of which are particularly desirable things
to my mind. 

Stephanie M. Thorson			*  SCA: Lady Alianora Munro
University of St Andrews		*  
St Andrews, Scotland			*  Clan White Wing
email smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk		*  Tarkhan, Khanate Red Lion

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