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Re: The Responsible Position taken by TRM

Poster: Heather Swann <heather@pop.net>

>         I have been in the SCA for 15 years, but new to the kingdom of Atlantia, and am
> truely appalled by the sentiments expressed by the gentle regarding TRM's concern for
> their child.  I am from the East.  We had a certain Knight fight and win Crown Tourney
> repeatedly.  This gentle sat the thrown the first 2 times with his lady wife, and the
> last 2 times with others, and their son was left confused, and in my humble oppinion,
> neglected by his parents.  When the child was asked at school what his daddy did for a
> job, his response was that "My daddy is the King"!! This was told to me as a joke by one
> of his retainers, but it is true, as the child's father confirmed it to me.

Perhaps these Gentles might have been well-served to take a break from
vying for the crown.  Sometimes folks need to be reminded that this is
just a game, and their real lives need to be lived as well.
>         I commend TRM's upright, open, CARING statements.  Yes, caring.  They care
> enough about ALL OF US to tell us that they can't always both attend, and WHY.  How many
> of us have had to give up things for our families?  And will again?  I have no family in
> this kingdom, but I will be giving up events to be there for my "adoptive" family here
> in Atlantia.  If they hadn't, how many nasty, narrow minded folk would have started
> silly, whispers and hurt TRM???
> In Service to the Dream
> Lady Megan Buchanan of the Clan Campbell and Clann O'Choda

I haven't read the letter, so I don't know what statements were made,
but it would be my thought that the child would be more important than
the hats, therefore why vie for the hats...?  Sometimes ya just gotta
spend more time in real life than SCA.

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