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Mr. Shorb, the Virginia Reel, and Crickets
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A mini rendezvous
Submitted By edith on 09/06/25
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This Tuesday, our family and the As headed over to the F's house for a rendezvous style get together in honor of our mutual friend, Mr. Shorb, who was visiting from California.   Mr. Shorb used to live up here, and was the person who got the boys (and girls:) interested in muzzle loaders and rendezvous.  We haven't seen him for about...two years?  Three?  I don't remember, but it's been a while:)
 
 
Ellen, me, Kellie, Tilda, Aubrey and Alex
 
Alex, Mr. Shorb, Christopher, and Lilly & Clara in the front
 
"Hey!  You guys are taller than me!"
 
 
Although we didn't do any shooting, Alex brought a few of his guns to show Mr. Shorb.
 
 
Alex, with his appendage, Tilda;) 
 
After an excellent dinner of chicken, biscuits, potato salad, and other really yummy food, we...well, as hard as it may be for you to believe, we danced the Virginia Reel!
 
And, we got the boys to do it too!=)  A BIG thank you to Alex and Mr. A for helping us to round up the boys who tried to escape;)  You'd have thought we were trying to poison them...
 
Ahhh, and here's were the crickets come in - Matthew (aka Peppy), didn't want to dance.   Alex made him a deal, "You either eat ten crickets, or you dance".  Faced with a decision like that, Matthew did what most 12-year-old boys would have done - he opted for the crickets.   No, he hasn't eaten them yet, but, according to Alex, "He will":)  I'll keep you posted on that...;)
 
I have some video clips I'd like to post, but we'll see how that goes...
 
"Oh, come on Matthew!  We need one more boy!" 
 
Since Matthew preferred eating crickets to dancing, my Dad graciously consented to dance with Lilly...and proceeded to have a very good time:)  He said that, aside from playing his bass, he enjoyed the dancing the best.  See what you missed, Matthew?!
 
Do-si-do!
 
Alex and Kellie sashay down the line
 
Christopher and I go under the bridge
 
Aubrey and Ellen sashay down
 
Christopher and I "reel the set"
 
Alex and Kellie go under the bridge
 
I think all the girls went around smiling for the rest of the night=)  And after seeing the splitting grins on all of the boys faces in these pictures, can anyone doubt that they had fun too?:)
 
It was very fun, and we will definitely do it again sometime!
 
After dancing, we got out our musical instruments, and played a few songs for Mr. Shorb.
 
The Modern Mountain Man ;)
 
Part of our enthusiastic audience
 
 
 
Oops, I forgot to put this picture in:)
 
Happy Trails folks!
 
 
 
 

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Re: Mr. Shorb, the Virginia Reel, and Crickets
2 days - 3,135v
Posted 2009/06/25 - 18:14 GMT
That sounds like a lot of fun! It would of been even more fun if you got a picture of Matthew (Peppy) dancing :) and tormented him about putting it in the yearbook :). Maybe we could make him eat crickets at Matthew (Harned's) birthday party. Are you going to come? Well TTYL
Re: Mr. Shorb, the Virginia Reel, and Crickets
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/25 - 18:35 GMT
It was fun=)  You've got to try it sometime, Michelle!
We're thinking we'll give Peppy a chance between each cricket to change his mind, just to be nice;)  And we will definitely get pictures=)
 
Oh, we'll be there!  I'm going to get my fishing license tomorrow:)  It's going to be a lot of fun=) 

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